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:
Byron York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner: Biden's blunder was no Reagan replay.
Now, after Biden's 'cannot remain in power' gaffe, or non-gaffe, the U.S. strategy is not clear. If it was a gaffe, it was a sign of a disturbing trend. As Glenn Greenwald noted, 'This episode marked at least the third time in the past couple weeks that White House officials had to walk back Biden's comments, following his clear decree that U.S. troops would soon be back in Ukraine and his prior warning that the U.S. would use chemical weapons against Russia if they used them first.' If it was not a gaffe, it was perhaps even more disturbing.
So if it was a gaffe, it was bad. If it was not a gaffe, it was worse. What it was not was the reincarnation of Reagan's 'tear down this wall' declaration. Of that, everyone can be sure.
Matt Vespa, Senior Editor at Townhall. com: Is this the sign that Donald Trump should run again?
America is not back. American leadership is sluggish, disorganized, and incompetent. The economy is in free fall. Build Back Better is dead for one simple reason: it was a terrible bill. … Do these people even know the average salary of an American worker? They’ve admitted they’re not going to tackle rising gas prices.
They can just buy electric cars, which no working family can afford. That’s akin to telling a homeless person to buy a house for shelter. The level of detachment is appalling. The irony is that Biden was seen as the anti-Trump, but his policies could very well usher in a new Trump presidency.
Tucker Carlson, host of FOX News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight: Now is the time to invoke the 25th Amendment.
So, Biden just said everything that he has said for the last week is true and none of it has been corrected by people who work for him. The truth is, Joe Biden has no idea. Joe Biden has no idea what his publicists say when he goes to sleep, that midway through his answer, Biden starts walking back his own comments. He does that just minutes after saying he would never walk back his own comments. 'None of that occurred,' Biden said. Look, it feels almost like we're being mean to the guy by quoting him, and no one wants that. No one is making fun of his age or his diminished condition, only trying to defend the country. Then moments later, Biden declared that no reasonable person would think he wants regime change in Russia.
Liz Peek, Fox News contributor and political commentator: Biden's reckless words, Ukraine missteps raise risks for US.
Biden repeats endlessly our 'sacred' commitment to NATO and promise to defend every square foot of NATO territory. If I were Ukrainian, I would wonder: why would the United States, the strongest country in the world and home to the greatest military, protect Poles from being murdered by a tyrant, but not me?
It’s a good question, and one which will haunt our country for decades to come.