Today’s quote comes to us from Harold “Trey” Gowdy”, former prosecutor and four-term Republican congressperson from South Carolina.
One of the many Democrat candidates for President, Eric Swallwell (D-CA), told a cheering, identity politics-driven crowd, that:
“I may be another white guy, but I know there are gaps in my knowledge or in my experience and I know when to pass the mic.”
That, by itself, is worthy of a Quote Of The Day mention. But not today.
Today’s quote is what Mr. Gowdy said when he was asked his reaction to Swallwell’s comment. Here it is:
“Well, Eric’s clearly riding a wave. I think he’s all the way up to zero in the polling.
“I noticed throughout his political history he ran against two women that I know of, so if he is concerned there aren’t enough voices in Congress or in the city council he was on, he didn’t have any qualms about running against two qualified women back then. This is what I know and, luckily, what most of our fellow citizens know.
“Logic, objective truth, passion, empathy, no racial or gender strictures. If you are a good person, I want you governing me regardless of any other immutable characteristic. I think it is a sad reflection on our politics if people are actually apologizing for things over which they have absolutely no control at all and I think most of my fellow citizens reject that and see this as just Eric pandering, trying to climb all the way up to one percent in the polling.”
Trey Gowdy wins Quote Of The Day honors for putting the wood to Swallwell – an arrogant, self-impressed, identity politics cliché-spouting C-lister if ever there was one – in a way that he won’t soon forget.
I loved every word of it.