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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Mad Science

A.F. BRANCO | on August 6, 2022 |

Pete Buttigieg’s answer to saving the planet is to buy expensive Electric Vehicles charged by Coal Plants.

Pete Buttigieg Electric Vehicles
Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2022

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‘That’s Not How You’re Going to Solve Inflation’: CNBC Host Calls Out Pete Buttigieg to His Face



CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Transportation Sec Pete Buttigieg

CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin confronted Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the administration’s plans to tackle inflation during Monday’s “Squawk Box.” Sorkin brought up the issue of the administration’s plans to raise corporate taxes in light of President Joe Biden’s tweet Friday urging that “the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share” in order to bring down inflation. The host then pressed Buttigieg, arguing that corporate taxes and inflation are two separate issues for the most part.

“Yes, in the immediate term, maybe it will have some impact on inflation,” Sorkin began. “But corporate taxes is a long-term issue, you either do it because you think it’s the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do, not because you’re trying to deal with inflation right this second.”

“A lot of it is what you’re going to do with the revenue and again, we have an agenda to use tax revenue on things that are going to ease inflationary pressures,” Buttigieg replied. “But also, we have a very clear contrast right now. You have Senate Republican proposals that are about raising taxes on the poor and middle class, and you have the president’s worldview, which is shared by the majority of Americans, that if anybody needs to be carrying more of the load right now, it is the wealthiest corporations that have become extremely profitable—”

“That’s not how you’re going to solve inflation,” Sorkin interjected. 

“Hold on, this is really important. Corporations that have invoked inflation as an excuse to keep prices high in ways that are not just reflected by the supply picture and are pocketing the difference,” the secretary continued.

Multibillionaire Jeff Bezos debunked Biden’s calls to raise corporate taxes, calling the “mushing” of tax rates and inflation “misdirection.”

“The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead,” Bezos said. “Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.”

The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead. Raising corp taxes is fine to discuss. Taming inflation is critical to discuss. Mushing them together is just misdirection.

— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 14, 2022

Inflation reached its quickest uptick since December 1981 after soaring 8.5% in March. The price of fuel reached a new all-time record of $4.37 per gallon Tuesday.

Buttigieg Says Americans Should Buy Electric Cars So They ‘Never Have To Worry About Gas Prices Again’



Screenshot/MSNBC/The Sunday Show
Screenshot/MSNBC/The Sunday Show

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested that Americans worried about increasing gasoline prices should purchase electric vehicles to save money. Families that own an electric vehicle won’t ever have to worry about gasoline prices, Buttigieg told MSNBC in an interview Sunday. Americans who live in rural and urban areas would benefit most from buying an electric car since they currently spend so much at the pump, he said.

“Most of the physical infrastructure work was contemplated in the bill that was just signed, but there is more envisioned in the Build Back Better law,” the transportation secretary said during the interview. “It contains incentives to make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle.”

“Up to a $12,500 discount, in effect, for families thinking about getting an EV,” he continued. “Families that once they own that EV will never have to worry about gas prices again.” 

The $12,500 “discount” would be a tax credit under the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ budget reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The credit would only be available for purchases of cars made by domestic union labor.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg looks on as President Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet meeting on Nov. 12. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg looks on as President Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet meeting on Nov. 12. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

However, Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has opposed the provision, arguing that not all electric vehicles should be eligible for the credit, according to Automotive News. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, which isn’t unionized, in addition to foreign car manufacturers have also opposed the provision.

Gasoline prices, which are tied to the price of crude oil, have surged over the last several months, hitting multi-year highs, Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed. Average nationwide gas prices were down slightly to $3.39 per gallon on Monday, according to AAA.

But the average cost of a new electric vehicle was $55,600 in 2019, nearly $20,000 more than the average price of all new cars, Quartz reported. Charging an electric car with a range of 200 miles costs about $9 and typically takes around eight hours.

Moreover, 60% of electricity generated in the U.S. originates from fossil fuel power plants, according to the EIA. Wind and solar account for 10% of the electricity produced nationwide.

President Joe Biden has stated that his administration will work to make the electric grid completely carbon-free by 2035.

Chris Wallace Fact-Checks Pete Buttigieg Over Infrastructure During Live Interview — Twice

Reported by VIRGINIA KRUTA, ASSOCIATE EDITOR | April 11, 2021


Chris Wallace and Pete Buttigieg appear on "Fox News Sunday." Screenshot/Fox

“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace challenged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg directly over his claims about President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Wallace asked Buttigieg about claims that the United States ranked 13th in infrastructure as well as claims that the proposed infrastructure plan would create some 19 million jobs. 

“I want to start with a fact-check of how the Biden administration is selling this plan,” Wallace began, noting that several administration officials and Biden himself had claimed that the United States ranked 13th in the world in infrastructure. Wallace went on to point out that many of the countries ranked higher — such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates — were too small to truly be comparable.

“Of the 10 largest countries … the U.S. actually ranks first,” Wallace continued. “So secretary, not to say that everything is fine, but why not be straight about the actual conditions here in the U.S. to the American people?”

“Well, the American people already know that our infrastructure needs a lot of work,” Buttigieg replied, arguing that everyone who’s driven on America’s roads and bridges understands the need for a comprehensive plan to fix them.

“We don’t have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U.S. infrastructure needs major improvement. The American people already know it and that’s one of the reasons why there is such extraordinary Republican and independent and Democratic support for this package among the American people,” Buttigieg added.

“Not necessarily in Congress, however,” Wallace replied before pivoting to offer up a second fact-check.

“I want to give you another fact-check. All of you in the Biden administration have been selling this plan as a huge jobs creator,” Wallace said, sharing a video of Buttigieg from a week earlier touting the plan and claiming that it would create 19 million jobs. “But it turns out the study you are citing from Moody’s Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill and 2.7 million more with it. So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs. Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why mislead folks?”

“You’re right, I should have been more precise,” Buttigieg agreed, saying that the real takeaway was that there would be more jobs created with the plan than without it.

“Two million, not 19 million,” Wallace pushed back.

“According to that Moody’s analysis, 2.7 million additional jobs if we pass this package — just further proof that it’s good for the economy and taken as a whole it’s going to add jobs compared to doing nothing,” Buttigieg repeated his point, prompting Wallace to ask whether it was fair to say that he and others within the administration had “exaggerated the jobs impact.”

“Look, there are a lot of different analyses about just how many million jobs this is going to create,” Buttigieg pushed back, but Wallace interrupted. 

“Secretary, you’re the one who cited Moody’s Analytics as 19 million and it’s actually 2.7 million, which is a bunch, but it’s not what you said,” he said.

“It’s part of a scenario that Moody’s says will create 19 million jobs,” Buttigieg insisted, once again repeating that the real message was that passing the plan would ultimately create more jobs than not passing it. “Why wouldn’t we want America to create 2.7 million more jobs?”

Pete Buttigieg Called Out By His Own Brother-in-Law on Tucker: “Anti-God”

Posted By   | February 20, 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s own brother-in-law, Pastor Rhyan Glezman, slammed the Democrat’s presidential campaign during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday. Glezman, the brother of Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg(It’s probably safe to say Glezman doesn’t agree with Buttigieg’s lifestyle), takes offense at Mayor Pete’s use of Christian language and invocation of biblical teachings in his campaign.

Glezman slammed Buttigieg’s support of unrestricted abortion. Watch the segment here:

I’m just in a state of lament when you hear that we have someone running for commander in chief who can’t make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed. What kind of moral suggestions is he going to be given if he can’t come to an understanding of that? It’s just, it’s alarming.”

Buttigieg has made frequent Christianity-based attacks on conservatives throughout his campaign.

Pastor Glezman wasn’t willing to give even the slightest free pass to his moralizing brother-in-law, flat out calling out Buttigieg as an anti-Christian candidate in his conversation with Tucker.

Just everything that Pete is pushing is, it’s anti-God. I’m just going to be honest with you. Nothing lines up with Scripture for him to make cases like to say that you cannot be a Christian and vote for Trump. He’s the one that is openly contradicting God’s word over and over.”

After a strong performance in the Iowa Caucuses, the elite Democrat has somewhat fallen off the map, the wind in his sails stolen by megabillionaire centrist Michael Bloomberg.

Today’s FOUR Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Little Big Man

Mike Bloomberg needs a booster stool to level the Democrat primary playing field or maybe rise above the rest.
Bloomberg Booster StoolPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Decorated

Vindman fired from the White House for good reason. President Trump can’t trust him.
VindmanPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – U.N. Human Rights Sham


U.N. Human Rights CouncilThe U.N. Human Rights Council is made up of human rights violating thugs who are against Israel. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Prayer Request

Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with lung cancer, so we pray for his speedy recovery. Our nation needs him now more than ever.
Prayers For Rush LimbaughPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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Is Booty Judge Toast? The Left Just Tossed Buttigieg Under Their Psycho Bus

Written by K. Walker on June 24, 2019

Stick a fork in his campaign, it seems that the Media(D) have decided that “Mayor Pete” is done.

Well, duh. We could have told you that. The Media(D) — always late to the party.

The Mayor of South Bend, Indiana started off pretty strong, with his intersectional street cred as a married gay man, but then… he jumped the shark. He started morally preening that his brand of Christianity was so much better than President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, with whom, until recently he had a cordial relationship with.

But, strangely, Buttigieg’s brand of Christianity is apparently totes kewl with women killing their babies in the third trimester. 

None of that made Mayor Pete unpalatable to the Left. Nor was it his weird comment to Axios that “statistically” there has already been a gay president.

The Media(D) lapped that stuff up and speculated on the possible homosexuality of Presidents James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln. They even cited historians. How precious.

So, what was it that turned the Media(D) off of the guy that replaced Robert Francis O’Rourke as the Progressive heartthrob du jour?

Simple — race relations. Buttigieg didn’t throw the police under the bus after a black man, who was allegedly brandishing a large knife, was shot and killed by a white police officer in South Bend on Father’s Day. The officer’s body camera was off, but there was a video that went viral, and locals are outraged. Due to the camera being off, it is unclear what exactly happened, and the officer didn’t turn on the camera even after the man, Eric Logan, was shot.

The Indy Star reports, “On June 16, 54-year-old Eric Jack Logan, who is black, was fatally wounded by white South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill during the investigation of a series of vehicle thefts.” The article summarizes what happened:

According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office, the investigation began shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. Police were called to the 100 block of North William Street after dispatch received a report of a suspicious person going through cars.

O’Neill responded to the scene and confronted a man, later identified as Logan, who police said was partially in a vehicle in the Central High School Apartments parking lot.

Officials said Logan stepped out of the vehicle with a knife in his hand and approached O’Neill with the weapon raised. O’Neill stepped back and ordered Logan to drop the weapon, police say.

Police said when Logan did not comply, O’Neill fired his service weapon and struck Logan.

Source: Indy Star

On Friday, Mayor Pete said that there wasn’t evidence of racist behavior in front of about 150 Black Lives Matter protesters, and well, it didn’t go over so well… The 2020 hopeful was struggling to maintain control of the small group.

“I’m mad because my brother died,” a protester, who claimed to be the brother of the man who was shot, is heard shouting at Buttigieg on the video. “People are getting tired of you letting your officers do whatever they want to do.”

“I have been here all my life, and you have not done a damn thing about me or my son or none of these people out here,” a woman claiming to be the deceased’s mother added. “It’s time for you to do something.”

That’s when it got really awkward.

Source: Daily Wire


The townhall event that Mayor Pete held instead of campaigning was just horrendous and raises questions about his ability to handle an angry crowd.

Watch the NBC News report:

Buttigieg, as a Progressive, is in a real pickle. The identity politics crowd wants him to quickly condemn the officer as racist, but it’s unclear if that is the case. Also, Eric Logan, the man that was shot, was wielding a large knife. Presumably, the officer thought that he was at risk. However, without the body camera footage, we’re all led to speculate on what exactly happened.

The Media(D) are now wondering if Mayor Pete can handle the Big League. Chuck Todd and the NBC panel on Meet the Press just raked him over the coals on Sunday. Check it out.

The Media(D) is now saying that Mayor Pete will no longer be judged by the way he presents himself but on his actual record. According to them, his record is “problematic” because the police force has become “whiter” under his leadership. How very regressive, eh?

The Indy Star also reports that Mayor Pete’s relationship with the black community in South Bend has been a rocky one.

Buttigieg has faced criticism for his handling of other shootings involving police officers and for a lack of diversity in the police department. In a city where roughly 40% of residents are black or Hispanic, the department is almost 90% white.

His relationship with African Americans in South Bend has often been rocky. He faced criticism his first year in office after demoting the city’s popular, first African American police chief, Darryl Boykins, over his handling of an illegal police phone-tapping incident that drew the attention of federal authorities. Boykins, who has denied wrongdoing, eventually sued and settled with the city out of court, with neither side admitting fault.

Buttigieg also started a program to demolish 1,000 vacant homes in 1,000 days. Community advocates in poorer, often African-American or Hispanic neighborhoods soon began to complain that the city was being too aggressive in issuing fines to property owners, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, and demolishing buildings over code enforcement issues.

Source: Indy Star

The Media(D) talking heads are more fickle than a gaggle of Junior High girls. They’ve scratched off the names of Buttigieg, Beto, and Biden from their binders and they’re looking for a new crush. Seems to me the “B” names aren’t so hot these days. Look out, Spartacus “Jazz Hands” Booker,  you just might be the next one to get dumped!

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