This Week In Quotes: May 16 – May 22

When you look at the skills shortage – quote – carefully, what you find is a lot of employers saying, ‘I can’t find the workers I need and what they’re not saying is, ‘at the wage I’d like to pay them.’ — Jared Bernstein

If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face – white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere – I’m walking back to the other side of the street. — Mark Cuban

And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime. — Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia

Unlike Douthat’s helpful role in providing diversity, the danger is in becoming a professional conservative brought into the liberal orbit for the express purpose of attacking fellow conservatives. A related danger lies in becoming the cable news version of a straw man or foil. In wrestling parlance, this is like becoming a professional “heel” who mounts perfunctory challenges to the hero, but ultimately, is paid to lose to the “face.” How many cable news conservatives have a spectacular losing streak reminiscent of the Washington Generals? — Matt Lewis

We know that today in America, too many folks are still stopped on the street because of the color of their skin, or they’re made to feel unwelcome because of where they come from, or they’re bullied because of who they love. — Michelle Obama

(Barack Obama) been described as acting like a bystander to his own presidency, but it’s more like he’s a victim of it, as though the presidency were this terrible thing that just happened to him one day that he’s now courageously dealing with. — Kevin Williamson

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