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    How Charlottesville Helped Drain the Swamp

    How Charlottesville Helped Drain the Swamp

    The Associated Press

    24 Aug 2017
    Donald Trump’s decision to dissolve his two business advisory councils in the face of mass defections of corporate leaders and Wall Street titans was a clarifying moment for his presidency. Just as the president promised, he drained the swamp.

    Ironically, the swamp was already draining itself as business leaders decided that they agreed with the mainstream media’s interpretation of Trump’s stance on the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president had unequivocally condemned racism and white nationalism while adding that ‘alt-left’ violence was also deplorable. In response he was inaccurately accused of equating white supremacists with “protesters.”

    The resignations made it clear that many of the “business leaders” could not be counted on for leadership if that involved standing against the wrath of the mainstream media.
    And so the swamp was drained.

    Nine executives or labor leaders resigned from the president’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative before it was dissolved.

    • Kenneth Frazier of Merck.
    • Brian Kzranich of Intel.
    • Thea Lee of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.
    • Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup.
    • Elon Musk of Tesla.
    • Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
    • Kevin Plank of Under Armour.
    • Richard Trumka of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.

    Three executives had already quit the White House’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

    • Bob Iger of Disney resigned after the President announced the U.S. would exit the Paris climate accord.
    • Elon Musk of Tesla also resigned after the Paris climate accord exit.
    • Travis Kalanick resigned over the restrictions on travel from certain countries.

    According to reports, several CEOs were on the verge of resigning from the Strategic and Policy Forum.

    • Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo.
    • Mary Barra of General Motors.
    • Virginia Rometty of IBM
    • Rich Lesser of the Boston Consulting Group.
    • Mark Weinberger of Ernst & Young.
    • Larry Fink of BlackRock.
    • Douglas McMillon of Walmart.
    • Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase.

    On Wednesday morning, August 16, the members of the Strategic and Policy Forum decided to dissolve the panel. This effectively meant the resignation of the remaining members:

    • Adebayo Ogunlesi of Goldman Sachs
    • Daniel Yergin of IHS Markit
    • Jack Welch of G.E.
    • Jim McNerney of Boeing.
    • Kevin Warsh of the Hoover Insitute
    • Paul Atkins of Patomak
    • Toby Crosgove of Cleveland Clinic

    The manufacturing panel was also dissolved on Wednesday. At the time, it’s members were:

    • Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson
    • Andrew Liveris of Dow.
    • Bill Harris of Harris Corp.
    • Dennis Mullenburg of Boeing
    • Doug Oberhelman of Caterpillar
    • Greg Hayes of United Technologies
    • Inge Thulin of 3M
    • Jeff Fettig of Whirlpool
    • Jeff Immelt of G.E.
    • Jim Kamsickas of Dana
    • John Ferriola of Nucor
    • Klaus Kleinfeld of Arconic
    • Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed
    • Mario Longhi of U.S. Steel
    • Mark Fields of Ford
    • Mark Sutton of International Paper
    • Michael Dell of Dell
    • Michael Polk of Newell Brans
    • Richard Kyle of Timken
    • Wendell Weeks of Corning.
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    Thanks Newmexican, great post.

    This is the kind of hands on information serious activists need to work effectively. These sissies of corporate America are either leftists or have no clue about the real world of everyday people. Thus they crap in their pants every time the old guard propaganda media yells “racist.”

    I am going to copy your list and look up the phone number of the corporation headquarters for these big shot morons. I will call every one of them and give them a tongue lashing. They need to know they don’t get to play their phony little indignation game that insults and demeansTrump and those who voted for him.

    We need to teach them that when they insult us there will be painful consequences.

    ALIPAC has demonstrated that the telephone is a powerful weapon to fight the globalists agenda of uncontrolled immigration. And I urge everyone to give ALIPAC priority on whom to call, especially now that the fight against uncontrolled immigration has expanded to include the crazy Muslim extremists.

    But I am sure we all can do much more on our own. We need to fight the whole globalist machine and dedicate more time and effort than ever before now that it is obvious the mega rich left is trying to destroy us. We find ourselves in the trenches with other rightwing activists groups fighting a common enemy.

    And Trump has demonstrated that we need to keep his feet tot he fire to do what he promised us. Apparently Trump really did not know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio was being prosecuted by the court and could go to jail. Those in whom he has misguidedly put his trust did not tell him. This is what we are dealing with.
    Last edited by 17patri76; 08-24-2017 at 02:10 PM.

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    You are welcome and I am glad that you found it helpful.

    I saw an article earlier today that claimed these same icons of business were now trying to lobby the White House. I will look again when I can.
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