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Now that the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is a key component of Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda has passed and awaits the president’s signature, leftists are basking in the glory of victory as their dismantling of America gains new momentum.
With Democrats hopeful that Biden’s signing of the $1.2 trillion package will be a shot in the arm for his sinking approval ratings – a new poll put him at a dismal 38 percent – some within the administration have taken to promoting some of the items in the bill that have received scant attention such as the billions included to address “racist” roads and highways, a crown jewel for the “woke” ideologues running the administration.
One who is immensely pleased that the bill will allow the federal government to focus on such issues is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who, at least theoretically, should be working around the clock to alleviate the massive backlog of shipping containers at the nation’s ports that have led to unprecedented supply chain disruptions. And the former Mayor of South Bend, IN showed up at Monday’s White House press briefing to talk about “racist” infrastructure.
Asked by “journalist” April Ryan about how the administration intends to implement its Justice40 initiative to “deconstruct the racism that was built into the roadways,” a question rooted in Buttigieg’s interview with black website The Grio in which he cherry-picked a historical reference to make his point that some infrastructure was designed with racist intent.
Transportation @SecretaryPete: " If an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach, […] in New York was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices." pic.twitter.com/0XWkDZehYM
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2021
“As to where we target those dollars, you know, I’m still surprised that some people were surprised when I pointed to the fact that if a highway was built for the purpose of dividing a white and a Black neighborhood, or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach — or that would have been — in New York was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices,” Buttigieg answered.
He added, “I don’t think we have anything to lose by confronting that simple reality. And I think we have everything to gain by acknowledging it and then dealing with it, which is why the Reconnecting Communities — that billion dollars — is something we want to get to work right away putting to work.”
One Twitter user attempted to pinpoint what exactly Buttigieg was talking about, putting the finger on New York Port Authority planner Robert Moses who, it has been alleged, intentionally designed bridges so low that they would prevent black people from traveling in buses to the beaches.
Waaaayy too many replies to this tweet from people who think @SecretaryPete is playing make-believe.
He’s referring to the bigotry of Robert Moses, the longtime chief of Port Authority who reshaped New York City. This page is from Robert Caro’s biography of Moses: pic.twitter.com/9zsM4iqMgF
— Jeff Labrecque (@JeffLabrecque) November 8, 2021
Buttigieg’s assertion that underpasses and other infrastructure are racist was met with incredulity and mockery from many Twitter users.
Only Black and Puerto Rican kids rode buses? So for the whites who did ride the bus, was it racism for them too? If so, who is the perpetrator of the racism?
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) November 8, 2021
I think the Biden regime has overplayed their race card. We have racist overpasses and bridges, says Buttigieg. Then Harris says we have racist trees. Sheesh. https://t.co/GHlhU7wQ5P
— Susan Keener (@susieq2cute) November 9, 2021
Highways and Bridges have suddenly become racist❓🙄
Pete Buttigieg needs to be concerned with real life issues, like our devastating supply chain issues. #PeteButtigieg Stop Breastfeeding and Do Your Job❗️ https://t.co/liceiAlx5K
— Dash Riprock 🇺🇸 (@PhilMcCrackin44) November 9, 2021
Just a reminder about the BIGGEST issue in our country….
Roads and Bridges are RACIST
Now you know @PeteButtigieg
— Robert 1776 🇺🇸 (@Shenanigans1975) November 9, 2021
Today Pete Buttigieg taught us that roads and bridges are racist. Yesterday Kamala told us trees are racist.
You realize the people in the Biden administration are mentally ill and Biden is a dementia afflicted pedophile, correct?
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) November 9, 2021
Fox News host Tucker Carlson dared to point out the obvious during a portion of the monologue on his popular primetime show, that inanimate objects are not capable of being racists.
Inanimate objects, like roads, can't be racist. That seems obvious, though apparently Pete Buttigieg doesn't know this. pic.twitter.com/XabGgEa8jx
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 9, 2021
“Roads can’t be racist, you can’t build racism into a road,” he said. “Roads are made of sand and gravel and asphalt, ask any road builder. Roads cannot be racist any more than toasters or sectional couches can be racist, they are inanimate objects, they’re not alive. That seems obvious but apparently, Pete Buttigieg didn’t know it, maybe he did know it but he was afraid to say it.”
Secretary Buttigieg, who is clearly a political appointment given that his experience as the mayor of a mid-American college town in no way qualifies him for the oversight of the entire United States transportation system, has taken fire for being missing in action as the supply chain crisis and resultant shortages wracked the nation.
Instead, he was on family leave after he and his husband Chasten who are openly gay adopted two infants, an example of how manifestly unqualified Buttigieg always was and has zero value other than to check off a diversity box for an administration that puts running the nation far below virtue signaling and pandering to its intersectional base.
Buttigieg’s better half tweeted out a picture of the masked couple with the new members of their family who they dressed up as traffic cones, cute but an exclamation point of how unserious Biden’s pick to run the DOT truly is.
Happy Halloween from these #twinfrastructure safety advocates! 🎃🚗 🚧🚸 pic.twitter.com/w2PLwSU65b
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) October 31, 2021
The disastrous priorities of the Biden regime have already been an abject catastrophe and they still have over three years to go to reduce America to a smoldering pile of “woke” rubble.
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