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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.

Quotes for our Times:

Leah Barkoukis, online features editor at The phone call that may come back to haunt Joe Biden.

Just weeks before Afghanistan rapidly fell to the Taliban, President Joe Biden urged President Ashraf Ghani to focus on the government’s “perception” problem around the world. …

“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said on the 14-minute call.

“And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture,” he added (emphasis mine).

Biden then offered aid if Ghani could agree to this.

Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: NBC News reporter was there to deliver a final kill shot to a Biden promise about Afghanistan.

Biden touted how so many people got out, around 90 percent of Americans. Ninety percent is the new 100 percent in Biden land. For days, all media outlets, even those friendly to the administration, called them out for peddling narratives that simply did not reflect the realities on the ground. This was yet another example of that, even CNN called out Biden for the serial failures at the airport. It was not easily accessible. Americans were being beaten by the Taliban. This wasn’t like checking in at Dulles, Joe. We all knew that and we all knew you were going to leave our people behind.

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author most recently of “The War on Guns”: Neither Biden nor his speechwriters can do simple math on the Afghan pullout.

Biden’s credibility is already under assault. Being unable to put together numbers that make any sense makes the whole process look even more ludicrous. But don’t expect the fact-checkers at the Washington Post or other outlets to point out even these obvious inconsistencies.

With no American reporters left in Afghanistan, you won’t get many stories of the Americans left behind being tortured and murdered. Biden’s hope is undoubtedly that this will fade from people’s memory.

Geoffrey P. Hunt, writer for American Thinker: Who shall rescue us from Joe Biden?

We are blessed with a few resolute Republican governors, pirate-style talk radio shows, a few unmolested daily blogs, and a handful of noble statesmen, yet still isolated and having no more effect than intermittent stray voltage, or as Grand Banks dorymen would say “pissing into a gale”.

And so, who would not trade our postrepublic Dante’s inferno for a few mean tweets? Just another rhetorical tease, with no resolution in sight.

Or how about electing a Republican House in 2022, installing Donald Trump as Majority leader, then impeaching both Biden and Harris? Ah, dreamers awake!

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