No Andrea, you arrogant, incompetent, disrespectful partisan fool: it’s Shakespeare, from one of the Bard’s most famous and best known tragedies, “MacBeth,” and perhaps the best known speech from that play, by MacBeth, in Act 5 Scene 5.
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
“The Sound AND the Fury'” was a 1921 William Faukner novel, taking its title from the famous Shakespeare line. How lazy, reckless and stupid for Mitchell to take to twitter to challenge the erudition of Senator Cruz, who is not only better educated than Mitchell, but clearly more articulate, intelligent and better read as well.
Her sniping shows the depth of her partisan bias—would she ever attempt to correct Barack Obama or President Biden’s use of a literary allusion even if she actually knew what she was talking about, which she did not in this case?What does it tell us about her care in checking sources and facts when she would rush to correct a Senator without making certain she was correct, a bit of professional practice that would have required about ten seconds? Her tweet shows her bias, her limited intelligence and her dubious trustworthiness, never mind her lack of basic knowledge of iconic Western literature. (Incredibly, Mitchell majored in English literature yet apparently missed “MacBeth.” How do you do that? Be proud of your graduate, University of Pennsylvania!)
Making this self-outing even richer, Mitchell’s tweet prompted NeverTrump Washington Post Deranged Person Jennifer Rubin to pile on, as she tweeted, “and it says volumes about his lack of soul. That’s Any Thinking Person.” Wow. How embarrassing! How wonderful! Cruz knows his classics, these two phonies don’t and they ganged up to mock him!
Embarrassing herself further, Mitchell’s sheepish explanation was hilarious: “I clearly studied too much American literature and not enough Macbeth. My apologies to Sen. Cruz.” Ah! The problem is that you studied too much!
No, the problem is that you’re an ignoramus suffering from the Dunning-Kruger Effect.