But in addition to the other, aforementioned factors driving America’s labor shortage, including the wage-price-spiral, we also have this undeniable reality: Biden, Buttigieg, and the Democrats embrace laziness. They think it’s great when folks get to sit on their ass. Unemployment benefits? Sure, stay out as long as you need. You’re running out of money? Don’t sweat it, here’s a check.
We have a disastrous administration that is failing at virtually every one of its responsibilities, and they’re shooting the messenger? AKA, Jen Psaki? If indeed, Biden’s team is forcing Psaki out the door, such an effort would be akin to a lousy restaurant firing a random waitress because the customers and cuisine critics think their food stinks.
For the first time in the history of Knucklehead of the Week, we have a married couple who can both lay claim to having received this dreaded honor. In October, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg was recognized after we learned that he’d been on paternity leave for two months at a critical point in the ongoing supply chain crisis to help with the two newborns that he and Chasten adopted. And now we have Pete’s hubby Chasten taking gay pride to a whole new level.
Look no further than their party if you need proof of how poorly Biden and Harris are performing. Bernie Sanders talks of supporting a more radical Democrat to primary against Biden in 2024. He has yet to name who that might be. Hillary is talked about as a replacement for Biden once they convince him not to run. Some feel Stacey Abrams snubbed Biden in Georgia because she plans to run against him for the Oval Office.
The Democrats may be turning to the most improbable individual to be their closer. In this case, it would be an unproven rookie to take the ball. There are two outs, top of the ninth, home team is up by one, and the call goes out for Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Pete, Mom. You cannot make this stuff up. If I had suggested this lunacy a month ago, my blog would have been shut down. That is how desperate the Democrats are three years out from the election.
Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten (I know, it still sounds weird to me too, saying “his husband”) became the parents of two newborn babies in August, and Buttigieg took some time off: fair enough. When my children were born, I took time off as well, and if I remember correctly, it was a week or less each time. I spoke with a few friends on this topic, and they had similar experiences; a week off for paternity leave, if not less.
We need safe highways and efficient air traffic control, which means we need Buttigieg to do well. Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with his job performance, but that is, after all, the entire point. Neither Pete Buttigieg nor anyone else should be turned down for a job just because they are gay, but they shouldn’t be hired strictly for that reason either.