No Hair Blog

Thank You for Your Honesty

Mike Mulvaney, prior leader of the House "Freedom" Caucus and long time native species of the swamp actually tells the truth:

"We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” said Mulvaney, who was a leading conservative in the House until President Trump tapped him to be the White House budget director, a job he still holds. “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

Of course, this is how the system works. It's organized and accepted bribery on both sides. Now Mr. Mulvaney is the White House Budget Director and interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and made these remarks at a bankers' conference, the very industry the CFPB is supposed to regulate. It's overt corruption and an actual real-time suborning of bribery. But this passes as a page 6 article in the WP and *crickets* from Congress. The lack of surprise and reaction from the administration and the legislative branch is a little surprising. Usually, there would be hand-wringing and at least feigned shock. But in the Trump era, corruption passes for "being smart."

You know, Winston Churchill once said that, "The truth is so precious it should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." Whether Mr. Mulvaney suffers from telling the obvious truth, we shall see. I doubt it. Of course, I would be remiss not to say that the Democrats do the same thing. I have long said that the only difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is that the Repubs say, "I got mine jack. Screw you" while the Democrats say, "I got mine jack, I feel your pain."

Posted by Gordon, No Hair Blog, Apr 25, 2018

© and the author

For comments, corrections, and addenda, email: gordon[AT]

Blog | Entries | Tags | Home