Labor nominee withdraws to avoid Senate roasting

Welcome to the short end of the stick, Andrew

… by Jim W. Dean,  VT Editor

Trump loses Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary, with his withdrawal today in the face of certain defeat in the first committee vote. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer put the mark of Cain on him with his Wednesday afternoon statement,

“No matter how you cut it, there is no worse pick for labor secretary than Andrew Puzder, and I’m encouraged my Republican colleagues are starting to agree,” the New York Democrat said. “He does not belong anywhere near the Labor Department, let alone at the head of it. Puzder’s disdain for the American worker, the very people he would be responsible for protecting, is second to none.”

Puzder was not drawing the right crowds

What Chuck is referring to was Puzder being a slum-lord version of the fast food business, engaging in things like having workers check off the clock and then clean up the store and parking lot before they left, chizzling his minimum wage workers to the max.

While bad-boy Bibi has been in town, he has seen two go down, and if it were not for VP Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote for Betsy Devos for Education Secretary, three would have been gone, by now.

Down the tubes went a two-state solution for the Palestinians, with Trump bailing on it before the Netanyahu visit, and then dropping back to punt with how he could live with either a one- or two-state deal, “if that is what they want”. Sure Donald, you know the Likuds have no plans to have a Palestinian state next to them.

Some of the Likud members want all Israeli Arabs to move out to the West Bank to create some lebensraum, “growing space” for bringing more Jews in. Isn’t that nice of them?

Corporate media had been covering his nasty divorce from long ago as a factor, but voters could hardly care anything about that when the Washington it knows is one of the sex-slave capitals of the world. A love life scandal would have to be along the lines of being caught with a sheep, and an underage one at that.

We will hope that the Trump-team folks settle in, and maybe recalibrate what they are doing, so we don’t see a four-way game of chicken develop between the White House, Congress, the Judiciary and the Democratic State legislatures, that could end up as a political Civil War where everybody loses.


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Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor

Jim W. Dean is managing editor of Veterans Today wearing many hats from day to day operations, development, writing and editing articles.

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Jim comes from an old military family dating back to the American Revolution. Dozens of Confederate ancestors fought for the South in the War Between the States. Uncles fought in WWII and Korea. His father was a WWII P-40 and later P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. Vietnam found several uncles serving, a cousin, and brother Wendell as a young Ranger officer. His mother was a WWII widow at 16, her first husband killed with all 580 aboard when the SS Paul Hamilton, an ammunition ship with 7000 tons of explosives aboard, was torpedoed off the coast of Algiers.

He has been writing, speaking and doing public relations, television, consulting and now multimedia work for a variety of American heritage, historical, military, veterans and Intel platforms. Jim's only film appearance was in the PBS Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon.

Currently he is working to take his extensive historical video archives on line to assist his affiliated organizations with their website multimedia efforts, such as the Military Order of World Wars, Atlanta, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans , Assoc. for Intelligence Officers, the Navy League, Georgia Heritage Council, National Memorial Assoc.of Georgia.

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  1. “if that is what they want”…..using every leverage “at its disposal” without borders or boundaries to get “what they want”…
    when JFK on his inauguration addressed his “fellow Americans” with “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”…he did not entertain any other, he did not fold like a cheap suit with “ask not what israel can do for you, ask what you can do for israel”…to where an Administration has lost itself in today with an identity crisis….Mike Harris for one could straighten them out quick smart, and they could all do with a good ironing out

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