Friday, February 10, 2017


Obnoxious, insincere conflict is the nature of politics. It is not confined to one group or party.
The Rube-publicans simply refused to allow the vote for Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
This is not new. But it is growing.
Clinton nominated 15 people for his cabinet. How many negative Rube-publican votes total did those 15 nominees get? Zero.
There were 63 negative votes against Obama's 15 cabinet nominees. At the current rate Trump's nominees will get 300 votes against.
Elaine Chao was the first Asian American woman in U.S. history to be appointed to a President's Cabinet. She served as the 24th Labor Secretary  under President Bush  from 2001 to 2009. She was Dep. Secretary of Transportation and the Director of the Peace Corps under George H. W. Bush. She was president of the United Way of America for four years.On November 29, 2016, incoming President Trump  nominated Chao to serve as the Secretary of Transportation. She was confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 2017, in a 93-6 vote.
Chao is married to Senator McConnell of Kentucky who has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 3, 2015.
Shumer voted against her.

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