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airmid's Journal
airmid's Journal
July 31, 2019

Anyone watching Morning Joe? Did you see it?

I just saw the commercial hyping how terrified we should all be at the thought of Medicare For All. Loads of bullshit. I guess every other first-world nation can manage to take care of their people in a reasonable manner but the good ole USA just isn't bright enough. Because it appears the rubes in this country prefer their bullshit spoonfed.

Of course, being the curious sort, I decided to see who was running this pantload of a commercial. One Nation America. Sounds nice, they have a flashy site with a lot of reasonable sounding moderate bullshit, invoking the founding fathers' ideals. Let's start with their "Leadership Team"...

Bobby Burchfield

Bobby R. Burchfield is a partner at King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office. There is a lot of stuff here about how he's never lost a case and worked for HW Bush and what a wonderfully accomplished person he is. Knowing human nature and Republicans in general, I know this is a complete whitewashing so off to searching I go. ....I find out Bobby R. Burchfield, who was retained in January 2017 as an ethics advisory for the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. Trump and ethics together is a fucking joke for starters. In March of this year, he filed an amicus brief on behalf of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against CREW. He is also the douche who said: “The renting of a hotel room from one of the Trump businesses is not correlated to President Trump’s performance of the duties of the Office of President.” This is also the same guy whose wife got caught banging an inmate in a car in the parking lot of the prison.

Sally Vastola
Secretary, Board Member

Sally Vastola is a member of Holland & Knight’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice. She served as executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee and a longtime aide to New York Republican Representative Thomas Reynolds. She also served as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Republican Congressional Committee managing the organization’s strategy, budget and daily operations. That alone is damning in my book considering the GOP has done everything it can to keep health care out of reach for millions of Americans.

Law served as chief legal officer and general counsel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In that role, Law ensured legal compliance for the Chamber’s multimillion-dollar political program, and personally created and directed the Chamber’s successful grassroots advocacy campaign against the Employee Free Choice Act.

Prior to his stint at the U.S. Chamber, Law was deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor under President George W. Bush.

On Capitol Hill, Law served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for both the 1998 and 2000 election cycles. Law was the manager of Senator Mitch McConnell’s first reelection campaign in 1990, and served as McConnell’s chief of staff from 1991 to 1997.

Another Republican douche.

Steven Duffield
Vice President for Policy

Served on Capitol Hill includes service to Sen. Jon Kyl in the Senate Republican Policy Committee and the Senate Republican Conference, where he was policy director and chief counsel. Steven managed those leadership offices’ policy functions and advised on legislative strategy, coalition building, and message development.

After his service in the Senate, Steven served as executive director of the Republican Platform Committee where he managed the drafting and adoption of the national party’s official policy platform in 2008.

And another Republican douche.

Republicans have been working to destroy our right to use our taxes for the benefit of all in favor of the rich and powerful. The thumb that punches us down has become the weight of a whole Party as they seek to destroy the last protections for the planet, ourselves, our children, and every other policy that actually benefits all of us in favor of policy that favors the few.

In this election season please do your homework. Think about what you are seeing, reading, and hearing. Realize that emotional response was triggered for a reason that may be hidden from full view. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Here's the ad. Just scroll down a bit...


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