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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Trump appointee shoves Warren back



"We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" pretty much describes the new attitude of the Trump Cabinet. Elizabeth Warren confronted Mark Esper, the next defense secretary, for his ties to defense contractor Raytheon. He pushed back so hard, her colleagues apologized to him afterward.

Politico made Warren out like a hero.

She said, “Let me get this straight. You’re still due to get at least a million-dollar payout from when you lobbied for Raytheon. You won’t commit to recuse yourself.

“You insist on being free to seek a waiver that would let you make decisions affecting Raytheon’s bottom line and your remaining financial interest. And you won’t rule out taking a trip right back through the revolving door on your way out of government service.”

It quoted part of his response. Esper said, “I went to war for this country. I served overseas for this country. I’ve stepped down from jobs that paid me well more than [government]. And each time, it was to serve the public good and to serve the young men and women of our armed services.

“I think the presumption is, for some reason, anybody who comes from the business or the corporate world is corrupt.”

Politico left out this part, which was reported by the Washington Examiner.

The newspaper said, "Esper then read a statement from the Pentagon’s office of profession standards stating he has never asked for or received a waiver from the requirement that he recuse himself from any decision that could affect the fortunes of Raytheon.

"Warren wanted to know if he would pledge never to seek a waiver for the entire time of his service as defense secretary."

Esper said, “No, senator, I won’t because I am going to continue to abide by the rules and regulations, and I am going to continue to consult closely with my ethics person to ensure that we stay in the ethical midfield.”

Warren is running for president on an anti-military, anti-business, communist platform. She never recuses herself when it comes to higher education, the industry she serves.

The idea that someone who actually knows the defense industry is disqualified from serving as defense secretary is 180 degrees contrary to Warren's demand that the education secretary be an educrat.

By the way. Obama the Peace Prize President had no trouble launching so many Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles that we had to order so many more that its stock price rose.

20 comments:

  1. The appalling Warren was merely filming a campaign commercial. She will edit out where she got tomahawked.

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    1. This is the only purpose of Senate and House hearings, not finding out anything.

      iowaan

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  2. I like the idea of business people contributing their non-government perspectives to running a federal agency, but the revolving door does seem a problem.
    Glenn Reynolds proposed a solution 'way back in 2013 when Warren was also making similar noises:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/01/28/revolving-door-government-ethics/1868597/

    Off topic question, because I value your opinions:
    what's your opinion, Don, on using litigation against drug manufacturers as a (partial?) solution to the opioid epidemic in the country?

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    1. If it is a tort then pursue it. I believe they saw an opportunity and seized it, and should pay. They should have taken steps to avoid illegal abuse of their product.

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    2. They should have taken steps to avoid illegal abuse of their product.

      Ohhh how rich is that!!!!

      Its like telling Smith and Wesson the same thing. All those MS 13 gangs with guns. Its not their fault!!!!

      Hypocrisy bleeds all over this blog.

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    3. Meanwhile the world hinges around a nuclear conflict near Iranian waters and Brussels braces for the Russians according to Surber writing from under his bed.

      And all over a moral crusade for Zionists (Pharissees) who hate orthodox Jews?

      Armegeddon or bust baby!

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  3. You can't have it both ways. A Communist is never anti military. But go ahead and pretend.

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    1. They love the military of our enemies, like google working for chinese military, but not the oentagon

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    2. Maxine Waters' HairJuly 18, 2019 at 1:02 PM

      I know right?1!?!?1/? I lub me some militreery!!

      EM BULE BERRY MUFFINS FOADDY-FI!!!

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    3. Communists are anti-military when being anti-military harms their targets. Once they get control, their attitudes change.

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  4. Are we shocked to learn that Lie-a-watha is garbage? NO, we are not.

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  5. Who does Orvil buy his Corn from? I'm gonna get futures.

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  6. Lieawatha needs to sit down and shut up. Her screech is unbearable, she is a liar and a cultural appropriator. This woman is beyond disgusting.

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  7. I for one am just about fed up with the squaw and her stupid mouth why cant some one tell her to shut the hell up.

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    1. McConnell used rule 19 to shut her once, if remember correctly.

      get some rule 19 t shirts made and show up for her rallies. start a chant. do the tomahawk chop. darn good theater.

      waterman

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  8. Fauxahontas speak with forked tongue.
    Make heap big Wampum working with Education
    industry.

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    1. Defund the CFPB. Eliminate it. Make the Fauxster explain what it does and why its work can’t be done by SEC or CFTC (neither of which are too useful either, IMHO). That’s her baby. Take a page out of the LibCommie playbook and kill that baby.

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  9. I have a question about how Warren plans to fund all of these give-away programs she's proposing:

    (holding up right hand, elbow at 90 degrees) How?

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  10. The good news is if Warren ever got into a debate with Trump, her screeching would probably rise to a frequency beyond human hearing! I can see Trump saying that the only way we will know when she stops is when the neighborhood dogs stop barking.

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