Out of Context
A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.
Quote for our Times:
'To BE the man, you gotta BEAT the man, not CHEAT the man.'
Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at Townhall.com: Sidney Powell Makes Explosive Voter Fraud Allegation: 'They Had This All Planned'.
Sidney Powell, a member of President Trump’s legal team, alleged that Democrats had a widespread voter fraud operation on Election Day, saying an audit on all computer systems 'that played a role' is necessary.
Powell said Biden was right when he claimed to have “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”
“They had this all planned. They had the algorithms, they had the paper ballots waiting to be inserted if and when needed and notably President Trump’s vote in the blue states went up enormously,” she continued. “That’s when they had to stop the vote count, and go in and replace votes for Biden and take away Trump votes.”
Mark Davis, radio host and political commentator: What next for Trumpism?
If the coming years are spent evaluating what life looks like in the wake of Trump, it seems the stage is set for a struggling, ineffectual Biden term. Whether or not he is able to tame the more radical corners of his administration (starting with his vice president), the horizon holds ample opportunities for a Republican Party energized by Trumpism to stay in fighting mode in Congress and the states.
Add the booster shot of midterm success in 2022, and history may view a disillusioning 2020 result as a reset button that cleared the way for whole new avenues of conservative optimism and success.
Michael Goodwin, Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist: Biden's call for unity — here's what he can do to show he means it.
If Biden isn’t sincere about bridging the polarization, both sides will know it and the national hatreds and violence he vowed to temper will multiply. Indeed, he will have to prove repeatedly he meant what he said with his own conduct before others in public life actually believe him and begin to act accordingly themselves.
President Trump also has an important role to play. While he is entitled as a candidate and obligated as a sitting president to pursue challenges where he believes tallies are incorrect or illegal, it’s not in America’s interest or his to continue to lodge blanket accusations of fraud and theft. As young journalists are taught about good reporting, show, don’t tell. The president should let the evidence and his lawyers do most of the talking.