trump has hired his match in despicability in Mulvaney. He’s dangerous on a couple fronts, I think. He’s smart and knows his way around Washington; he’s a tea party ideologue. Not much dirt on him though.
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... ty-627635/Mick Mulvaney, who wears dual hats as OMB Director and head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, admitted to a conference of bankers this week that he operated as a pay-to-play Congressman before he joined the Trump White House. “We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” Mulvaney said. “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.” Mulvaney took more than $60,000 from payday lenders during his time in Congress. At the helm of the CFPB, he has appeared to pay them back by moving to reverse Obama-era regulations protecting consumers from the notorious industry. Mulvaney reportedly concluded his remarks to the bankers by underscoring how personal lobbying was “fundamental underpinnings of our representative democracy. And you have to continue to do it.” The takeaway for the Trump era seemed abundantly clear: Pay up or get shut out.
No one seems to care anymore about the bottom-feeding hypocrites munching away at Democracy. Unless, of course, they’re Democrats. I’m more incensed by the day at what happened to our most reliable, effective liberal, Al Franken. In comparison to what we know about Republicans, his offense is as about as offensive as a kindergartener who kissed a girl and ran away.