Of all the inept members in Biden’s cabinet, Pete Buttigieg probably ranks near the top of the most inept.
Then again, given that Buttigieg was clearly chosen purely for his “diversity,” it is no surprise that his contributions to national infrastructure have been rather uninspiring.
After all, back in April, Buttigieg’s main concern with infrastructure is apparently how “racist” it is.
Because, clearly, roads full of potholes, incomplete bridges, and other declining infrastructures affect just one race (see how absurd that sounds?)
Yet somehow, Buttigieg was able to claim that American infrastructure is racist with a straight face back in the spring.
“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars.” [Source: Breitbart]
Wow. So now racism can be “physically built.” That’s new. Any other gems you’d like to share, Buttigieg, preferably gems that have actual teeth?
Unfortunately, Buttigieg appears intent on racist infrastructure well into the fall, as evidenced by his recent back and forth with White House correspondent April Ryan.
“Also can you give us the construct of how you will deconstruct the racism that was built into roadways?” [Source: Fox News]
Ever the loquacious Cabinet member, Buttigieg promptly began to rattle off in his typical style: all show, no substance.
“I’m still surprised that had some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a White and a Black neighborhood or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach, or that would have been, in New York was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, most Americans are “surprised” you took two months off for paternity leave while the port crisis balloons out of control, and something suggests that the ports are a tad more pressing.
After all, empty shelves affect everyone, regardless of background.
However, Buttigieg prefers to prattle on about nonsense, further underscoring how woefully unprepared he is for the post.
“I don’t think we have anything to lose by confronting that simple reality, and I think we have everything to gain by acknowledging it and then dealing with it, which is why they are reconnecting communities that billion dollars is something we want to get to work right away putting to work.” [Source: Fox News]
Actually, we have quite a bit to lose if you continue to ramble on without doing anything.
Ships continue to pile in the Pacific, shelves remain empty, and gas continues to skyrocket, but Buttigieg thinks the entire nation should focus instead on eliminating “racism” in infrastructure.
And even Buttigieg’s “plan” for combatting racism does not appear to show much, if any, specific detail.
“So, the principle of Justice40 is that at least 40 percent of the clean investments in this bill will go to benefit the communities that are overburdened and underserved …
So, part one of that is defining those investments that are eligible, and that’s a lot of it, and we’re working to map out kind of program by program, mode by mode, what would qualify.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
First off, “clean investments?” What exactly is that supposed to mean?
With the Democrats, who knows …
Secondly, how exactly will “overburdened” and “underserved” communities be determined? By race or socioeconomic status?
After all, Biden openly discriminated against white farmers who endured significant hardship as well.
Needless to say, J. D. Vance, a Republican Ohio Senate candidate, has more of a clue than Buttigieg.
“Nothing in this country works. It takes years to repair a bridge that was built in far less time. Every big city has skyrocketing murder rates. China is about to take over the world even as we name Navy ships after pedophiles. And our reporters ask about the racism of our roads?” [Source: Fox News]
Seriously. Could Vance be Transportation Secretary instead?
In the meantime, Democrats are stampeding ahead with “Build Back Better,” which actually drew open laughter from Republicans, throwing Queen Pelosi off.
“It will be one of the most significant legislative undertakings that any of us have ever been part of …
Did I hear a laugh from those who added $2 trillion in tax cuts for the richest people in America, 83% of it going to the top 1%?” [Source: The Blaze]
Get ready for more laughs, Pelosi, especially after bumbling Buttigieg …
Author: Ofelia Thornton