The Popular Vote Loser President wants to spread the Worst and Dumbest to the Federal Reserve

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In a chaotic Administration where loyalty is valued over competence and reactionism over pragmatic solutions, the Popular Vote Loser President, currently presiding over the third team of cabinet and administrative heads (not including the posts that have vacancies or are not headed by someone labeled acting before the job title), has decided to nominate two yes men, Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to governing posts on the Federal Reserve Board.

This is another example of this President elevating the worst and dumbest to influential positions of power.

Federal Reserve Governing Board Member Nominee Herman Cain

While Herman Cain did serve as a Federal Reserve Governor at the Kansas City Regional Bank, his views as a Presidential Candidate (remember 999) and accusations of sexual harassment would probably have disqualified him from consideration in most other administrations.

 

Stephen Moore, a devout Supply Sider economist who frequently tangles with Robert Reich on CNN over prescriptions for the economy, has himself said he is not well versed on “monetary policy.” He also has some disqualifying (at least for most past administrations) “baggage” for not paying child support to his ex-wife.

Federal Reserve Governing Board Nominee Stephen Moore

The apparent goal of sending these two nominees to the Senate for consideration is to have two yes men advocating for the President’s economic positions even though they would be two of seven members.

These two nominations should not proceed out of committee, let alone consideration on the Senate floor. This is one more example of this President putting devotion to him as the main criteria for selecting people to fill government positions instead of what is good for the country. This is one more example of poor governance. It is one more example of the nation taking a step backward. It shows that the swamp is filling up and not getting drained.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.