by Nick Arama
I wrote earlier about how the visit of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was not going well. He refused to answer questions from reporters, and his press secretary had the temerity to claim reporters wanting him to respond was “too aggressive.” The citizens indicated that they were upset that he was coming so late to the table.
Now, there are more remarks from Buttigieg during his visit–and they only made matters worse.
First, if you’re talking about the town that has been hammered so hard by this, don’t mispronounce the name. It tends to add to the sense that you don’t care about the place and the people enough to get it right.
Pete Buttigieg mispronounces "East Palestine" while making a veiled challenge to Donald Trump after his visit to the Ohio town yesterday. pic.twitter.com/msohMstJXw
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 23, 2023
Buttigieg was asked if he should have said something sooner and arrived sooner. He claimed that he was trying to strike the right “balance” and that yes, he should have said something sooner since he cared.
He said he was torn between his desire to be involved versus following the norm.
What? How about just doing the right thing and being concerned, as opposed to acting like an elite who doesn’t give a darn? Is that how he explains not showing up there for almost three weeks? Had Trump not gone and helped highlight the situation, would Buttigieg even have gone?
All the people there want is for people to come, care, and help out. That’s exactly what Trump did. Meanwhile, Buttigieg showed up, empty-handed, claiming he wasn’t there for the politics–but then immediately attacked Trump and blamed him for what happened on Buttigieg and Biden’s watch.
REPORTER: "How can [Trump] help?"
PETE BUTTIGIEG: "Express support for reversing the deregulation that happened on his watch." pic.twitter.com/6WXJAqALxd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 23, 2023
That was a pretty slimy effort–to blame Trump–when the facts so far don’t support that any deregulation that happened under Trump had anything to do with the derailment. Reports are now that the derailment was due to an overheated bearing.
So, on top of everything else, here’s Pete trying to mislead people about what happened. It happened on your watch, Pete, Trump hasn’t been in office in two years. And Trump wasn’t standing in your way, preventing you from responding to what happened. Trump also didn’t make Joe Biden go to Ukraine and not East Palestine. It’s disgusting how Buttigieg wouldn’t take responsibility for his actions and those of Joe Biden.
Buttigieg had another moment that summed him up in one sentence, as he ranted about “misinformation.” Criticism of him and Biden is now “misinformation.”
“Sorry, I lost my train of thought,” he said, in an ironic Freudian slip
Mayor Pete was railing against white construction workers outnumbering poc in gov’t infrastructure jobs.
That was last week.
THIS WEEK, Mayor Pete was impersonating a white construction worker in East Palestine, Ohio.
Ya wassup with the hard hat Pothole Pete?
How about all those other derailments are they all because of brakes?
Do you think it was a good idea to reopen the rail before the investigation was complete?
Why would a former Presidents opinion on Brakes really matter lil guy?
Why were the recommended procedures totally ignored, and the stuff burned not pumped out after containment? The fire was out one of the cars was raising in temperature so cool it off hose it or get a bunch of ice or something. but to dump it and burn is not not not in any recommendations for this type of spill. EPA? Mr EPA equity dude? Did you read your own papers on this?
Who made the decision?
The conclusion is that he’s never seen an actual construction crew. He must base his assumption on the construction worker on the Village People is white.
Buttplug gave careful consideration and balanced when the best time to visit East Palestine and determined one day after someone that actually cared showed up, provided supplies and showed concern was the best time.
Buttplug’s message: “Don’t come in and do what we should have been doing for the past three weeks and make us look like turds. That’s political.” Obviously, the government doesn’t want to help the people of East Palestine (after all, because they didn’t vote against the best interests of the United States, they had it coming) and they don’t want anyone else helping them, either.
Not that it’s that difficult, but Trump clearly showed how incompetent and cynical this regime of social misfits is. Buttplug might check the “Gay as a parade” box but he absolutely is in over his Alfred E. Newman-looking head. Election fraud produces failure and disaster. We must remember that.