Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder Withdraws….

Andrew Puzder, the nominee for labor secretary, has withdrawn his name from consideration.  According to media reports multiple republicans in the Senate were not going to support his nomination.

*NOTE* If anyone can find out the names of the Republicans (embedded in various reports) please share.  There is a synergy of GOPe that everyone should be keeping track off – especially against the backdrop of the Deep State being exposed.

trump-puzder-1Here is Andrew Puzder’s statement:

“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity. I want thank President Trump for his nomination. I also thank my family and my many supporters-employees, businesses, friends and people who have voiced their praise and hopeful optimism for the policies and new thinking I would have brought to America as Secretary of Labor. While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team.”

The nomination withdrawal doesn’t really come as a surprise because multiple media types (ex. Breitbart) were undermining Puzder from the outset due to a perception the nominee was weak on immigration enforcement.

Unfortunately, that type of foundational opposition provides the GOPe with a screen to hide behind.  McCain, Graham, Hatch, Collins etc. blame the ‘whack-o-birds’, for Puzder’s loss, when it reality the GOPe (Tom Donohue, U.S. CoC) didn’t want him etc.  Hence, it becomes important to identify exactly which Republicans were unwilling to support his nomination.

GOPe embeds are notorious for hiding their big government ideologies (ex. Cruz) behind distracting excuses -and their slippery constructs- upon their chamber exit as a result of success made by their self-fulfilling prophecies.  It’s the “wha-who-us?-Nah” approach.

Big GOPe ‘decepticons’ love to hide; and the fallout story within Puzder failure is a small representative example of how they pull it off.  It would be great if we could identify those actual Senators who told McConnell they were not going to vote for Puzder.   My hunch is it’s the same group of GOPe characters everyone is familiar with.

Those who are professional republicans are concerned about protecting the DC fortress first and foremost.  The UniParty cares about its own existence more than the color of their UniParty identification.

Professional UniParty members are just as comfortable with the opposition in a position of power, often more so.  It is Donald Trump who represents the only existential threat to their livelihood and indulgent status within the Swampian Palace.

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302 Responses to Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder Withdraws….

  1. EJ says:

    It may take the full 4 years to drain the swamp. President Trump has stamina, but this is going to be great deal of work. Our emotions are running high. So let’s all chill out for a minute, regroup and say some prayers.

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  2. Chuck Finley says:

    I’m tired of these clowns and chumps. Trump’s cabinet should’ve already been confirmed by now so they and Congress could actually get to work (…yeah I know it’s a fantasy about Congress) on the policies Trump stood for and the American people voted. If these are the people he wants and you are the same party, then you deliver those people to him. If you have a problem with them you talk to the man personally. It’s not like these Uniparty hacks gave Obama this much resistance. I personally did not like Pudzer’s immigration stances, especially in light that he would be a key part of reducing immigration, but he was Trump’s choice so I was willing to give him a shot. However, I like losing a nomination simply because of lack of support from Republican Senators even less. My only hope is that Trump can unmask the Uniparty congress-critters the way he did the primary field and “conservative media”. Drain the swamp is a tall ask, but he’s the only one that can do it and save America.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I was thinking about that “drain the swam” concept today. It’s not only that one drains a swamp but you have to get out all the sludge at the bottom once the swamp is drained. Nests of vipers, cockroaches, all sorts of toxins down at the very bottom.

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    • grannysue says:

      One thing that Trump has exposed with very little work is the deep state. And, how deep it is. Most of congress has been corrupted, along with a huge number of the judges across the land.The intelligence agencies are compromised and are owned by the NWO globalists. I think we need to start over. Fire them all except the ones who are not corrupt and fill the vacancies one at a time if need be.The deep state is truly deep indeed and they will take down, harm Trump physically if necessary.

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  3. Keln says:

    OK, seriously…has any president ever had this many problems getting a cabinet in place?

    I mean, I remember some Supreme Court justice hearings that went over the top, but cabinet picks? Come on…

    What does it even matter? Any cabinet pick will do the bidding of Trump. This is all meaningless.

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      Not the across-the-board obstructionist delays. But Presidents – including Obama – had issues. I remember at Commerce that Obama had issues with his nominees before Pritzker.

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    • Rex Brocki says:

      Grover Cleveland (arguably one of the best Presidents the U.S. has ever been blessed with) had terrible trouble with Senate confirmations (he had exposed a large amount of corruption in the Senate, hence the famous midnight exchange between Cleveland and his wife: “Wake up! There are thieves in the house!” [burglars had indeed broken into the white house that night]… and Cleveland sleepily replied: “No my dear… in the Senate maybe, but not in the house.”).
      Fortunately for Cleveland, President Harrison had never replaced many of the undersecretaries and such Cleveland had put in place during his first administration four years earlier, so he was able in many cases to simply fire the acting heads of the departments and have his own former appointees promoted into the chief jobs, but still….

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    • Well, yes, there has been a president who had an even harder time getting his team through the process. Bill Clinton had his first TWO nominees for AG withdraw over reasons similar to objections about Puzder (hiring illegals). Then his pick for Defense withdrew, under attack by Bob Dole and Trent Lott. Clinton himself withdrew his own pick for Sec of VA, when Gober was accused of sexual misconduct. In Clinton’s second term, his choice for CIA director withdrew when Senate questioning turned contentious.

      I don’t see this withdrawal as much of a loss. The President is a business guy, and must know dozens of other qualified giants of industry besides this particular burger mogul.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      Not recently, but given that many of Donald’s choices are highly successful business persons and not the usual Swamp dwelling political hacks and “yes men,” it’s not terribly surprising.

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      • muffyroberts says:

        We should have seen it coming.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          It’s difficult, Muffy. It is. This isn’t our usual line of “work” – we’re just regular Americans whom the Founders wrote the Constitution for with the idea that we wouldn’t have to worry about government taking away our freedoms. In fact, the 3 governing branches of our Republic were meant to be checks and balances and essentially our Protectors. For over 100 years we’ve been fighting the march of Marxism, and now we have to protect ourselves because the Protectors quit doing their job.

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          • muffyroberts says:

            Yes but after the primary election debacle, we should be ready for anything.

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          • Aparition42 says:

            True. The Constitution started to decay the moment it was written. President George Washington warned of the dangers of political parties during his farewell address, and everything he warned about has come to pass. Jefferson warned that the Judicial branch would subject us to the “despotism of an oligarchy”, and sure enough it has. Even though he was right to do so, when Lincoln won the civil war, he failed to save the Union, because we were no longer a collection of independent sovereign states.

            Now we find ourselves in a government comprised not of representatives of the people that elected them, but of professional career politicians. Mayors that want to be Governors, Governors that want to be Senators, and Senators that want to be Presidents. How can there be checks and balances if the members of the three branches are all on the same team and consider the entire government to have one hierarchy?

            Our only recourse is to wake the sleeping citizenry and remind them that there is a fourth pillar of government (and no it isn’t “the press”). We the People are the last, ultimate check and balance, but it only works when we are awake, aware, and engaged full-time. We pulled it off in November, but don’t be fooled into thinking it wasn’t close. We caught them by surprise thanks in no small part to their own hubris. Do not count on them making the same mistake again.

            Don’t get complacent thinking “popular vote doesn’t matter”. Next time they’ll be bussing people out of California and NYC and sending them to Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We must implement extreme vote integrity laws as soon as possible. It’s unlikely that President Trump can do this at his level because most voting laws are the purview of the states. There needs to be a powerful, grass-roots movement in state legislatures. Target your city or county governments. Start researching now about how to get yourself involved in the process.

            Most importantly, get up and get out of your comfort zones and convince people on the street. Talk openly and loudly about how life has empirically improved since Trump took office. Wage a war of optimism and unity to counter the opposition’s blitzkrieg of negativity and division. Focus on those things that matter most to the largest number of people (jobs, tax relief, safety…). Don’t get drawn into efforts to turn it into a fight. At the ground level, the goal is not to beat the enemy; the goal is to enlist more soldiers to our side. Politics is the art of making other people want what you want. Tell them what’s in it for them, show them how their life has improved, and explain how President Trump is directly responsible.

            If we all keep this up for three and a half years, we’ll really show’em what a land-slide looks like in 2020.

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              Great post! We have our mission….

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            • grannysue says:

              Sessions needs to investigate vote fraud which the corrupt media systematically claims is nonexistent and then put in place stringent voter id laws, clean up voter rolls andmake it a prison sentence if found guilty.

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              • ladypenquin says:

                I’d think that while states control their own voting laws… an argument could be made for Federal elections, as in strict confirmation of citizenship and eligibility to vote at least for Federal office. Once that’s in place, it trickles down into local and state elections.

                But Federal voting must have an integrity first. Locals can live in whatever swamp they wish to create, but we shouldn’t have to live with it at the Federal level.

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              • crepelady says:

                Grannysue, words of wisdom. Terrific input…thanks!

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        I appreciate any and all of them for even wanting to be involved in the government. Look what they have to go through to get there! No wonder many decent Americans have no desire to serve…..

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      It is also notable that the Chamber was notably quiet during the confirmations of Rex Tillerson (Exxon) and Wilbur Ross (Wall Street). They obviously weren’t ready for starting a “war” among the members of their own Business Roundtable. (This may prove useful as we go along.)

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    • You could say, any President ever had this much trouble with
      MSM
      Dems
      Repubs
      He don’t care…. Honey Badger don’t give a S$%^

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  4. FofBW says:

    Some info on the Frankfurt School of Fascist/Marxists Sundance mentioned

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-12/birth-cultural-marxism-how-frankfurt-school-changed-america

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  5. NoOneButTrump says:

    I trust that Trump has contingency plans, but I don’t expect him to tell me what all he has planned. If he tells me, he tells the enemy and they are then better prepared. I hope he’s working on a plan to find and neutralize the deep state traitors. It will probably take longer than I want it to, but we have to get our intel community under control.

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  6. Sandra-VA says:

    Indivisible at work… Tim Scott tweeted out his statement about not supporting Pudzer after the “information” he had been given recently. Indivisible thanked him right under that tweet.

    I am telling you, the left is HIGHLY organized and targeting specific pols and subjects. Indivisible/OFA/Soros… the IC. We better start organizing and fighting back ourselves!

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    • Paco Loco says:

      We need leadership in the house and senate that’s onboard the MAGA agenda. Saddly, we have RINOs leading both bodies who are clearly part of the problem. We need to start the 2018 campaign now to take out the grifters!

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        As you all know, it will take many election cycles to clean out Congress. They don’t all come up for reelection at the same time. So, we can take care of about 1/3 of them in each election. But we must remember that only about 10% of Republicans have held strong on issues. The rest are either progressives aligned with the Democrats or spineless wimps who just go along with the GOPe to get along. They must all be replaced. We will never fully succeed until we rid the Legislative Branch of them.

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  7. redlegleader68 says:

    Just hearing one of my senators, Thad Cochran impersonator, Johnny Isakson, was against him.

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  8. peachteachr says:

    Pretty sure that Sen. Johnny Isakson, Ga. will be on the list of decepticons. I heard a snippet on local news but I can’t quote the source. I wrote to him in the run-up to the election about comments he gave The Hill to the effect of “We think we can work with Hillary.”

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  9. Bronco Phil says:

    The Washington Post:

    On Tuesday, Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio) and John Thune (S.D.) told reporters that they’re not willing to support [Labor Secretary nominee Andrew] Puzder yet and will wait to see how he fares at his hearing. They join four other GOP senators — Susan Collins (Maine), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Tim Scott (S.C.) — in publicly voicing reservations.
    
    Unlike the four others, Portman and Thune don’t sit on the HELP Committee, signaling that concerns about Puzder’s nomination stretch beyond the panel to other members of GOP caucus.
    

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  10. jnearen says:

    This is not winning. This is losing. AND ITS FRUSTRATING AS HELL!!!! Trillions of dollars at stake. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

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    • Nah, no losing here. Just consolidating our position for the next push forward.

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      • CheeseHead says:

        No, it is LOSING and Trump better do something about it himself quickly before he is down for the count. His press staff is getting rolled daily. They cannot control the message. None of Trump’s accomplishments are getting out there, only the fake news crap. Time for a “fireside chat” with the nation to lay everything on the line. Go around the media (and I don’t mean Twitter).

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          Even with a fireside chat we are somewhat at the mercy of the media since they are the ones who most people get their news from. Regardless though, you are right and too many people here at CTH have acted like no one should be allowed to admit when things don’t go well. The fact is that sometimes they won’t. We have only won one battle, which was the election. This is a war and there are MANY battles yet to fight and time will tell if we can win enough to win the war. We must remember that most people in Washington want Trump to fail. The media want Trump to fail. This is the war for the soul of our nation and people need to quit thinking that just because Trump is brilliant and successful that that guarantees he will always win.

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          • Aparition42 says:

            I agree with you, but I still prescribe optimism. Not because we should be blind to our own failings, but because right now the opposition’s number one goal is to demoralize us. They know impeachment is a pipe dream. They’re working on the 2020 election “anyone but Trump” campaign. The one thing they can’t survive is President Trump’s first term going smoothly.

            So complaining quietly amongst ourselves is one thing, but remember that the walls have ears. If the opposition thinks their demoralization campaign is working it will only embolden them and net us nothing. Maintaining a high degree of optimistic morale and esprit de corps is how we fight back against the constant war they are waging against our spirit. We have not lost until we choose to let them win.

            It is also how we spread our word. Quiet anger got us where we are, but now the world is watching to see whether we’re happy with what we got for all our trouble. If the fence-sitters think we’re disappointed by our choice, they’ll continue to sit on the sidelines assuming there’s nothing that they can do to affect change, and the opposition will be singing “I told you so” at the top of their lungs. No amount of “still better than Clinton” will make up for the lost opportunity to prove that a different method can yield a better outcome for all of us.

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          • crepelady says:

            Didn’t John Galt shut down the media to conduct his “fireside chat” with America? (Atlas Shrugged)

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        • Kaco says:

          My husband saw some of POTUS’ speech last night and his observation was how Trump looks like the wind was taken out of his sails.

          It’s like Trump said, “It’s us against the world.”

          My hopes lies in Sessions getting some heads to roll. It’s obvious our elected leaders don’t care about the constituents.

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          • benifranlkin says:

            He is. Trump is facing a headwind and he is rowing upstream…an awful lot like Lewis and Clark…u want to go up the Missouri instead of down the Mississippi?? Yes. U r missing the point. This was always going to be a battle against nature, the nature of the Swamp. Push on.

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        • suncc49 says:

          You are forever and eternally negative here…

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    • NoeliCannoli says:

      The rally in Jupiter Florida this weekend will help. Reminder of just how much support President Trump has. He is revitalized by these events. MAGA.

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    • grannysue says:

      The deep state owns most of the politicians. Most are compromised and that is how the globalists keep them in check, they have the goods on them.

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  11. Pam says:

    Here are some tweets Sundance. I’m still scrolling through the timeline.

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  12. Pam says:

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    • ZZZ says:

      mCcONNELL:It’s hard to tell who’s controverisal and who isn’t.

      well can yo make a decision on facts instead of lsm lies?
      can you read?
      can you reason?
      are you brain dead?

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  14. redchick67SS says:

    Is it at all within the realm of possibility that PDJT purposely made a few cabinet pics that he knew would have problems with confirmation? Is that entirely too crazy a thought?? In reading the comments on this post, I’ve noticed more than a few people said they didn’t like this guy as a pick. Maybe PDJT never intended for him to get the position and picked him to try and draw some swamp dwellers out into the open…all the while having someone else in mind all along for this position…someone really hardcore. I keep having to remind myself that our POTUS is always playing the long game. He’s always 10 steps ahead of everyone else…playing 4D chess against a bunch of dummies who can’t make it past checkers.

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  16. Bull Durham says:

    Tired of the slowdown pace, delays and Senate obstruction?
    Who was tasked to handle this?
    Who?

    That’s right. Pence and Preibus. And teamed with Mitch, what do you normally label these guys?
    GOPe. Until Trump baptized them. But they are still America First pagans. They are not in the MAGA Movement. They are just appointees.

    Pence is a performance artiste. He looks the part, sounds the part. But he is an actor.
    Compare him to Rudy or Flynn or Miller. Sessions was first in, risking all.

    Note also, through all the leaks, the phone calls of Trump, the Flynn mess, the inner circle leaks, all news leaked ahead of WH on EOs, not a word about or from who?

    Pence and Preibus.

    You judge people by their actions.

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    • readygo137 says:

      DITTO and your post might get deleted?

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      • Bull Durham says:

        Hey, today on Lou, Ed Rollins, total RINO said the White House Chief and the inner circle is letting down the President. They have to get the messaging and legislative and nominations work done. They are the reason things are falling apart.

        I’m just asking the questions based on how I look at every public figure.
        And for a year or more, I’ve been very clear I am very suspicious of ideologues of any stripe. They are zombies to their belief system and never change until the crackup.

        Working on Trump’s pace, everyone should have been on a oar and pulling.
        And defending him and criticizing the leaks which first were around the phone calls to Australia and others—crickets.

        Truth is truth. They are on the team and I don’t see much rowing.

        No one is doing enough except Trump. But we knew that. It’s why we love him.

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    • Bubba says:

      i’m not feeling Pence anymore…something is not right.

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  17. Marc says:

    Other than the disparate impact issue, I don’t see why Puzder was a good pic. I didn’t really like his personality in general nor his stance on labor issues. Came off as a total crony corporatist imo. I think he and Mulvaney were meant to be thrown out.

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  18. Ellie says:

    Watching this theater play out has got me convinced.

    We have the most stupid jackasses representing us In an absolute cesspool.

    No wonder this country is such a mess.

    Sub zero anger.

    God help us.

    And what the hell is up with the senators from South Carolina? You have to be a special kind of stupid to get elected there, I guess.

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  21. coldsnap says:

    After looking at dozens of reports, one thing is surely obvious… so few true investigative reporters left anymore… just a bunch of lockstep copy and paste rejects (but, we knew that already).

    The List (from Sundance and others, plus news reports below). So far, there are only nine known names that we have found (hope I didn’t miss any). If someone named more, please add to list and repost.

    Thune
    Portman
    Tillis
    Collins
    Isakson
    Murkowski
    Scott
    Rubio
    Hoeven

    Some stated they had no confidence or were not committed, most said they were concerned about him, but would decide at confirmation hearings.

    A couple of interesting things (although, it is politico, so hard to tell if just smoke) came from reading this article. hmmmm … Scott Walker as possible replacement? This would complete the Wisconsin boys trifecta of influence on Trump’s administration. Not a fan of this, and see some behind the scenes manipulation at play (per usual).

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/senate-republicans-tell-white-house-to-withdraw-puzder-nomination-235062

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), the subject of rumors as a Puzder replacement, said on Wednesday that “the future is too bright in WI for me to do anything other than being Governor.”
    plus…
    Agriculture Department hopeful Sonny Perdue has grown nervous about his own prospects in light of Puzder’s troubles — unable to get access to Priebus for reassurances that the former Georgia governor’s nomination is still backed by the administration, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30797703/puzder-lacks-vote-win-confirmation-labor-secretary

    In addition to Thune, Republican Sens. Rob Portman, Ohio, Thom Tillis, N.C., Susan Collins, Maine, Johnny Isakson, Ga., Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Tim Scott, S.C., said this week that they were on the fence regarding Puzder. Collins, Isakson, Murkowski and Scott sit on the HELP Committee while the others do not – signaling that the concerns about Puzder are widespread.

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politics/article/McConnell-says-Puzder-lacks-votes-to-win-10935155.php

    In the hours leading up to Puzder’s withdrawal, 12 Republican senators “at a minimum” (emphasis mine) were withholding support, according to one GOP senator, who asked for anonymity to avoid political retribution.

    In addition to Thune, Republican Sens. Rob Portman, Ohio, Thom Tillis, N.C., Susan Collins, Maine, Johnny Isakson, Ga., Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Tim Scott, S.C., said this week that they were on the fence regarding Puzder. Collins, Isakson, Murkowski and Scott sit on the HELP Committee while the others do not – signaling that the concerns about Puzder are widespread.

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politics/article/Puzder-s-nomination-as-Labor-secretary-in-serious-10935076.php

    “I want to hear what he has to say about that,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who added he had moved from endorsing the nominee to joining the ranks of GOP senators who weren’t committing to vote for Puzder before the scheduled hearing.

    “There are concerns” over “the immigration issue,” said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who said he shared those concerns and said the Republicans discussed the matter in their caucus meeting Wednesday.

    More of interest:

    http://www.kboi.com/news/8-reasons-andrew-puzders-nomination-flamed-out/

    Before Trump became the GOP nominee, Puzder warned that outsider candidates like Trump could cause Republicans to throw the general election, and called his positions “fringe,” CNN’s KFile reported.

    “We’re not going to win this election if we’re the bigoted, anti-woman, anti-immigrant party,” he said on the Fox Business network in October 2015.

    Puzder has also opposed short-term government incentives for businesses and infrastructure spending to create jobs. Both are tenets of Trump’s economic plan.

    Here is a google search on Puzder listing many more articles/reports:

    https://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=dfZ5nDzcCHTowKMlILBRkpqAVwecM&authuser=0&ned=us&topic=h

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  24. LULU says:

    I have looked at scads of headlines. Four senators were all I could find. Collins and Murkowski. Considered hardcore against Puzder. Scott and Isakson hanging far too long on the fence. Just those four. Supposedly McConnell was going to try to pull Scott and Isakson over to a yes vote. Considering how close McConnell is to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, I wonder.

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  26. Duhders says:

    I think I see the construct now. The GOPe was waiting for the chink in the armor (Flynn) to appear and it feels as though they have gained some gonads to start vocalizing opposition to Trump. It is time to fight twice as hard, I am writing my senators and representatives to urge support of Trump. I find it so damn frustrating that McCain and Ryan retained their positions…

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    • LULU says:

      Read anything you see with Paul Sperry’s name on it. He is writing about Barack Obama’s well-organized plan for a shadow government to bring down President Trump. This is just the beginning.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      Let’s try not to overreact here, we’ll be causing cardiac arrests.

      We’re just getting started, and we haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet.

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. pyromancer76 says:

    Also on the thread above. Don’t forget that O simply hired Czars to do his bidding. Pres Trump can have Czars in place beginning the tasks while he gets the cabinet pick he wants.

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. The thing that bothered me about Puzder, although I trust PTrump so would support anyone he wanted, is I read that when he took over the fast food chain he made some comment about getting rid of the employees with missing teeth. I found that offensive and completely lacking in empathy of any kind. Maybe that’s why the employee was there; they couldn’t afford to get their teeth taken care of and this is the only job they could get. Maybe he should offer dental insurance or something or at least some type of understanding that maybe this job would provide money to get their teeth fixed. It was cold and ruthless.

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  31. thesavvyinvester says:

    Sundance and all Treepers I am not worried. It was in Party when my now deceased Uncle and a coworker were discussing their Vietnam experiences. My uncle left 1 month before Tet and he was stationed in that area. He discussed he knew we won by watching the coverage, but “Uncle Walt” Cronkite told us No, it was over. This week has been no different, we are in a political battle, but if you look close we are winning. Whilst the Media have all become Uncle Walt’s, that we are loosing. We have something they didn’t in 68′ we got this, CTH, Talk Radio, FBN, etc. etc. Trump is no Nixon. My guess is he knows this slog is going to go on for quite a while. WE need to suit up, we need to continue to try to influence friends etc as to what the other side of the story is. If it is needed we will organize to counter OFA, not by being an irritant, but perhaps foster a new generation of leaders just like the 1st tea party rally’s gave birth to a whole new generations of leaders. Hang in their!

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  32. Howie says:

    This is like being adrift in the middle of the ocean, out of gas, a hurricane coming, and the Coast Guard shows up to save you, then yo say No Thanks…Good Grief. They SUCK!

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  33. mpmp2015 says:

    It may be true that Puzder is not tough on illegal immigration, but the straw that really broke the camel’s back was Puzder’s ex-wife went on Oprah’s show in 1990 to discuss the serious physical abuse she suffered while she was married to him. She recanted most of the allegations as part of the divorce settlement and child custody deal. The video of that show was not made available to the public, but senators got a private screening compliments of Oprah this week. The video is pretty graphic and damning. Once Politico got a copy of it last night from another source, it was all over for Andy. There was absolutely no way Trump would continue to defend a wife beater for a cabinet position once a tape was out there in the public. Puzder withdrawing was the right thing to do, which I’m sure someone in the administration has asked him to do.

    Bottomline, the vetting of Puzder was horrendous. Someone should be fired.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/puzder-oprah-winfrey-labor-235030

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  34. Ip Siscr says:

    Let’s consider a modest suggestion. No nominee leaves except after a vote. Accepting a nomination means in for the whole ride. Just for the record …

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  35. VickyD says:

    According to an article in the Chicago Tribune today, the following Republicans expressed “concerns” and “doubts” about Puzder: Tim Scott/South Carolina, Susan Collins/Maine, Johnny Isakson/Georgia, Lisa Murkowski/Alaska, John Thune/South Dakota, Rob Portman/Ohio, Thom Tillis/North Carolina. (Collins and Murkowski are two that seem to automatically oppose any nominee put forth by Trump — at least it feels that way to me)

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  36. UKExpat says:

    Term Limits NOW and BACKDATED.

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  37. Robert says:

    Can’t President trump declare martial law and drain the swamp that way? Because if the swamp is knee-high deep in the intelligence community, justice dept,, etc then it will take forever to root them out. Martial law and drain it quick imo…..

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