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Democrats Sour on Pete Buttigieg over
Airlines Fiasco

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Posted By: earlybird, 1/1/2023 5:34:26 PM

Left-leaning Democrats have soured on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in response to the mass flight cancelations during the holiday season despite his promise to fix the problem back in September of this year. In a tweet on Thursday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), one of the few Democrats who criticized Twitter’s decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story, publicly scolded Buttigieg for not sticking to his pledge to hold airlines accountable. “Nearly six months ago ⁦@BernieSanders⁩ & I called for Buttigieg to implement fines & penalties on airlines for cancelling flights. Why were these recommendations not followed?”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 1/1/2023 5:42:48 PM (No. 1368796)
They realize he is not the proper mule to carry the load of fraud of the next election theft on his back!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Luke21 1/1/2023 5:52:19 PM (No. 1368798)
Must have affected some of them. That's the only reason they would care.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zoidberg 1/1/2023 5:52:27 PM (No. 1368799)
Booty Judge reached his level of incompetence as mayor of South Bend, so this is no surprise.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rich323 1/1/2023 6:05:27 PM (No. 1368806)
Guess Booty Boy finally choked on something in public. Guess he didn’t learn much in South Bendover.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 1/1/2023 6:11:44 PM (No. 1368810)
From Wikipedia re South Bend, as of the 2020 census, the city had a total of 103,453 residents and is the fourth-largest city in Indiana. Who would have dreamed that that would be sufficient experience for a major cabinet position in the federal government? Buttigeig doesn’t go on vacation. He is hiding, scared out of his wits...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cardsfan 1/1/2023 6:14:05 PM (No. 1368813)
I agree that Pete is in way over his head, but government fines weren’t going to resolve the issue. Apparently Southwest is way behind in updating their technology and the bad weather exposed that many times over. How were fines going to improve their technology in a few months and prevent the storms?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sanspeur 1/1/2023 6:20:58 PM (No. 1368817)
yeh , it is way more productive to send fine $$$ to the dc goobers than update and improve your airline .. yet another way to stifle and snare the citizenry into blaming the airline not the swamp and it’s arcane bull schifft
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Reply 8 - Posted by: leonardo 1/1/2023 6:24:07 PM (No. 1368819)
This incompetence must have inconvenienced some big Dem donors who created a stink. He held the FLYING PUBLIC accountable rather than the airlines. Don't let the DOOR hit you on the BUTTI, Dumbo.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MissNan 1/1/2023 6:24:26 PM (No. 1368820)
I soured on Buttplug long before this latest fiasco.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: paral04 1/1/2023 6:36:12 PM (No. 1368828)
To be fair, and I think the guy is a fool and dangerous, the weather is not his fault. The airlines are doing the best they can under the circumstances. They certainly don't enjoy cancelling flights and facing employee no shows.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nimby 1/1/2023 6:51:19 PM (No. 1368836)
However, when time comes, they will vote lock, stock and barrel for him.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quigley 1/1/2023 7:05:29 PM (No. 1368841)
I wonder why? They’ve repudiated meritocracy in favor of identity idolization. He’s certainly weird looking and a mom at that. Are those doing the souring homophobes?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/1/2023 7:17:06 PM (No. 1368849)
Take a look at their reason for "souring" on the failed mayor of South Bend. He did not impose fines and penalties to their satisfaction..... in other words, MORE regulation. This is not good news.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rama41 1/1/2023 7:32:04 PM (No. 1368865)
I can see the administration personnel staff two years ago: "We've got this gay mayor we've got to find a cabinet position for. Any suggestions?" "How about Transportation? Private sector runs that stuff. Nothing to do. Piece of cake."
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Reply 15 - Posted by: edgar 1/1/2023 7:39:32 PM (No. 1368870)
Just another democrat failing upward. Can anyone name something an issue he has successfully resolved?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Omen55 1/1/2023 7:44:09 PM (No. 1368872)
If he runs in the primary he'll find himself getting the boot.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 1/1/2023 7:47:15 PM (No. 1368873)
He's an incompetent and a pervert. Loser.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: formerNYer 1/1/2023 7:48:39 PM (No. 1368876)
#11 has it right.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: smokincol 1/1/2023 7:55:05 PM (No. 1368880)
What, Me Worry?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: downnout 1/1/2023 8:13:10 PM (No. 1368886)
He couldn’t keep potholes repaired in South Bend but fools like Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders think he can manage airline scheduling and personnel. Only in America…or what’s left of it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: padiva 1/1/2023 8:13:58 PM (No. 1368887)
Another fine example of The Peter Principle at work in the biden administration.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: smcchk 1/1/2023 9:08:28 PM (No. 1368901)
I know South Bend - I like parts of it but a drive through the city would not impress most people. Whoever thought Buttegieg was capable of more? Democrats have a weak, weak bench. If only the GOP would realize it.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rivetjoint 1/1/2023 9:12:50 PM (No. 1368903)
Still wondering what Southwest did with that $7.2 billion in Covid relief they got from Uncle Sugar.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: vhs68 1/1/2023 9:14:58 PM (No. 1368904)
It appears that mayor pete is finding his butt in a crack. Imagine that.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/2/2023 12:14:03 AM (No. 1368965)
Way too busy "chest feeding" the twins I guess.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: mifla 1/2/2023 5:15:13 AM (No. 1369004)
If the government was running the airlines, we would all be walking. I'll take Southwest Airlines over our corrupt, incompetent government of "firsts".
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Strike3 1/2/2023 7:36:40 AM (No. 1369045)
C'mon man, don't call the dude incompetent. He can single-handedly take care of two kids and a wife. How many of us could do that?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Muguy 1/2/2023 10:27:34 AM (No. 1369169)
An homage to Chief Brody in Jaws.... They are going to need a BIGGER publicity stunt to crown him the next demonrat/homo/socialist/Marxist......
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigfatslob 1/2/2023 11:53:56 AM (No. 1369274)
Be careful what you say about the 'chest feeding' mom he might be the next president of the United States if the cheat isn't addressed in the next two years. Incompetence has nothing to do with the job look who fronts this nation now a dimwit fraud.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: rochow 1/2/2023 8:43:01 PM (No. 1369574)
Really? And they were huge supporters before??? What did he ever do other than nothing or wiping his babies' behinds???
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