Congratulations on becoming a parent. It’s a wonderful thing. But here’s the problem. You are a Cabinet Secretary- the Secretary of Transportation. It’s a national position. An important position. I don’t think you get this.
The nation learned that you’ve been on paid family leave for months. In a private business setting that might be just fine but you see, Petey, there are things going on.
There is a major supply chain problem. Store shelves are becoming more and more empty. Food stuffs like chicken are diminishing in inventory as are fish sticks, frozen meals and diapers. Given your lofty perch it’s highly likely you will be able to procure all the diapers you need but not everyone is the Secretary of Transportation.
I too am a parent. I am also a doctor. I took an unpaid week off when each of the kids was born. Working stiffs like me do not have the luxury of months and months of paid family leave. The thing is that the entire country is not depending on us working stiffs for food and everyday needs. That’s YOUR job.
Yeah I saw how Tucker Carlson ripped into you. I also saw how you tried to twist it into a pitch for Biden’s nation bankrupting plans:
“But I also note that that doesn’t speak for the country. I don’t think that even speaks for most people on the other side of the aisle from the party that I belong to. This is largely a consensus issue, not just a support for families like mine to have a right to marry and right to be treated equally but also that families in general, moms and dads, ought to be able to support their children, including with paid family leave.”
You also said you were “available to handle urgent matters.” WTF? Is a burgeoning supply chain issue not an “urgent matter”?
Petey, I hate to burst your bubble but this is not a game. This is serious. Your President is creating problems faster than anyone could have imagined. The American people are about to find out how badly they chose last November. You are the Secretary of Transportation. The supply chain is YOUR problem. You have a partner to care for the kids and without a doubt have access to other caretakers so suck it up.
You have ONE JOB. Do it or quit.
Clever article. The pic made me laugh!
Scott Johnson wrote a very interesting review in Powerline entitle Carter Blues Again:
Want proof that the Biden administration is really the second incarnation of the Carter administration? We have runaway inflation, Americans trapped overseas, a member of the first family who tried to do business with Libya and a president begging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC Plus) to increase oil production. It’s like the 1970s all over again.
Gas prices have risen $1 a gallon since Joe Biden’s election, while crude oil prices have doubled since November to $83 per barrel — and some analysts predict they could rise by another $10 before the end of the year. Natural gas prices have shot up more than 150 percent in the same period, which means winter heating bills for the half of American homes that use natural gas are projected to be 30 percent higher than last year — 49 percent higher in the Midwest.
This is the result of deliberate policy choices….
petey suffers from “collective amnesia” which is part of his generation. he has not made the jump from puberty to adulthood. he, like his millennium and zero generation, have compulsive neurosis and often bazar behavior patterns that revert back to pre-pubic and pubic actions. petey is not a bright puppy, his erratic behavior was very evident in the demorat debates. Plato in his writings Laws iii noted “at any rate they seem to have been strangely forgetfull of the catastrophes they create”.
“The nation learned that you’ve been on paid family leave for months. In a private business setting that might be just fine but you see, Petey, there are things going on.” In most cases in private business, the higher up the ladder of responsibility one is, the less time off for cases like this (especially “paternity” leave for an ADOPTION) is less acceptable.
Not only did Buttigeig take off work at the worst possible time, but apparently he didn’t tell anyone else to take charge. But, this is the “speed of the leader” in practice. EVERYONE in this regime cares more about making ideological speeches than performing any sort of effort to help the US citizen. Gee, that election fraud worked out really well for the nation, didn’t it?
Artificially created shortages that divide people as “haves and have nots,” is a feature of the Obama Plan, not a bug.
Do not even expect this to “be solved.”
They don’t want it solved.
Thing is, if you study the Left, they operate on a very base, course level as opposed to people on the Right who cling to principles.
So, appealing to Jealousy, Envy, Strife, Fits of Anger, Rivalries, Dissensions, Divisions, works better on their own side’s “useful idiots,” than on the side of their political opponents.
When we get hit by shortages, we really do share.
And not the kind of sharing like Antifa’s where they steal stuff and mete it out.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy To Collapse America:
1. Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people. HAPPENING NOW
2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live. HAPPENING NOW
3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty. HAPPENING NOW
4. Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state. HAPPENING NOW
5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives. (Food, Housing, and Income) HAPPENING NOW
6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to us“ take control of what children learn in school. ALREADY DONE
7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools. ALREADY DONE
8. Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor. HAPPENING NOW
The biden regime has no solution to this or any other crisis he has manufactured. The reason the regime has no solution is because this is intentional.
The border crisis is intentional as are the inflationary pressures.
Jimmie Carter must be quite appreciative of the dolt biden. For 40+ years he has held the distinction of having been the worts president post WWII. Not anymore, in nine months, biden has replaced carter as the worst president ever.
Biden is advocating specific ways to address very serious problems that the right won’t even admit are real.
Some won’t even acknowledge COVID-19 as national emergency requiring a collective response on a national level.
They’ve behaved like hysterical children, resentful at being told that they need to accept inconveniences that have disrupted their playtime.
Covid-19 as a pandemic, if it ever was one, is over.
It was released intentionally to allow for illegal and global power-grabs against the wishes of free peoples all over the globe.
The “collective response” you demand? Tyranny.
It’s all fun and games until they rig and election and install a drooling puppet we didn’t vote for.
“Some won’t even acknowledge COVID-19 as national emergency requiring a collective response on a national level.”
Democrats didn’t until Trump had been attacking it for two months. Democrats did nothing but work against him until they realized how they could exploit the misery and tragedy for their own political purposes.
An unfinished compendium of Trump’s overwhelming dishonesty during a national emergency: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/11/trumps-lies-about-coronavirus/608647/
The Atlantic has utterly destroyed their credibility. No person with even a modicum of intelligence would believe anything they present after the lies they have been caught in.
How about idiot Biden and Hunter sharing a bank account when idiot Biden was Vice President? That means he was getting Burisma, Russian and CCP money paid to him as VP. I don’t thing you can find greater corruption than that. In comparison, Trump was absolutely corruption-free.
Uh huh. *yawns”
More lies and partisan rhetoric to remind the American People their vote doesn’t matter next to the wishes of those we DID NOT elect.
Trump’s leadership during Covid was epic. It’s fact.
Democrats fought the People and have killed many with their embracing of China and big pharma deals which have denied people life-saving drugs in exchange for Democrat politicians and their drug company masters lining their pockets at the the expense of dead people.
Maybe we should start with vaccinations and common sense pandemic measures to put COVID-19 behind us, FOOL.
Try to remember (Oh, you can’t. Your side erases History as much as possible.) that the horrific Spanish Flu of 1918 is still around today as “the Flu.”
You don’t “get rid” of viruses easily.
But you can treat them……and they do mutate.
Politicising the Flu would have been a mistake.
Politicising covid IS a mistake.
People, using informed consent, as the article below points out, have the right to doctors giving them some REAL common sense measures, like HCQ and Ivermectin, without fearing for their doctor’s future as Board Certified. Read the 48 page opinion here:
What you are really hoping for is, as you put it above, a collective response.
That’s communism when a dictator orders all subjects to do this or that.
Go to Red China of you long for collectivism.
Or North Korea.
We, in a Representative Republic, should never rely on 100% compliance on anything.
We shouldn’t even talk that way.
over 90% of people over 65 are vax in the US.
Remember when idiot Biden, whore Kamala, drunk Pelosi and numerous other Democrats were denouncing the vaccines because Trump was having them developed? There were countless comments made by Democrats that they would NEVER get a vaccine Trump had anything to do with. FOOL.
Common sense measures would be using monoclonal antibodies in the hospital and ivermectin.
You’re killing people by spreading disinformation, literally.