Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Return To Sender

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took a copy of the letter then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in February 2009 demanding that President Obama’s cabinet appointees complete the background checks before their confirmation hearings, applied a Sharpie, and sent it back to McConnell yesterday.

schumer-letter-01-10-17Mr. McConnell’s office said that this time everything was entirely different.  For one thing, Trump is a Republican and therefore the rules don’t apply to him.

I have no doubt that the Senate will whoop through Trump’s appointees without a scratch and we’re going to have incompetents and those with sketchy ties to the industries they’re supposed to be overseeing ensconced.  But this little call-out by Mr. Schumer indicates that someone is not willing to let them get in without being noticed.

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  1. Correction: these aren’t incompetents, these are people who have vowed to eliminate the very cabinet offices they’ll be heading. We’re seeing what Trump intended when he vowed to “drain the swamp”. He’d like to wipe out any checks in the rush to make this an unfettered free-market country with no government oversight at all. No unions, no restrictions on how employers treat their workers or how much they pay them, none of the New Deal reforms period. And in the meantime, he’ll enrich himself (unfettered by a compliant Congress) and his family while his son-in-law builds his own empire.

    You thought things were bad during Grant’s administration? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

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