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Here’s the thing about Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao. The granddaddy of Republican Beltway barnacles has inhabited the nation’s capital in one form or another since 1968, when he worked as a Senate legislative aide. His wife, the daughter of a Beijing-kowtowing shipping mogul, snagged her first job in 1983 as a White House fellow under the Reagan administration. For a half-century, this Swamp duo has done out in the great wide open what Swamp things do:

Grift. Rinse. Repeat.

The whole of these two partisan animals is far greater than the sum of their grift-y parts. According to Forbes, McChao’s net worth now hovers around \$30 million. Moldy-oldy McConnell’s Senate leadership position helped Chao land plum spots as George W. Bush’s Labor Secretary from 2001-2009 and Donald Trump’s Transportation Secretary from 2017-2021. She used her Trump appointment as her personal family fiefdom, according to the Department of Transportation inspector general, where she pimped her father’s biography while he helmed the Foremost Group. Chao demanded that her family members in top offices at the company participate in one of her official planned visits to China (later canceled amid public scrutiny). She also directed her staff to edit her daddy’s Wikipedia page; tried to pull strings with Homeland Security over a work permit application for a student supported by her family’s philanthropic foundation; and appeared to steer nearly \$80 million in highway projects to Kentucky as hubby prepared to campaign for reelection.

McConnell and Chao have been scratching each other’s Swamp backs (and those of their ChiCom friends and family) for so long, there are scars on the scars.

Former President Donald Trump was right this weekend to deride McConnell as a “broken down hack politician” and to call out Chao for her brazen attempts to “get rich on China!” But the plain, unvarnished truth is that Trump himself empowered and enriched McChao by rewarding them time and again with endorsements and favors. During Trump’s tenure, the DOJ refused to pursue a criminal investigation against Chao for her multiple abuses of office. Meanwhile, the Transportation Department dragged its feet on my public records request from April 2020 seeking emails and other communications regarding a shady shipment of nearly 18 tons of medical supplies to the Chinese touted as a “testament to the generosity of the American people.”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” I wrote at the time. “Nearly 18 tons of critical medical supplies went to the Communist government whose country unleashed COVID-19 on the world, downplayed it, punished whistleblowers who warned about it and attacked critics worldwide as racist? Whose idea was this ‘generosity’? Which ‘American people’ approved this plan? Was the aid solicited or unsolicited?”

“By what means were the 18 tons of medical goods transported: Air or sea? If by sea, on what ships were the goods transported to China and when and where did they arrive? If by air, which carriers transported the goods and when and where did they arrive?”

I asked about shipping because Chao’s family shipping behemoth, Foremost Group, is comprised of a mega-fleet built in China, subsidized with loans from the ChiComs’ Export-Import bank and dependent on China for nearly three-quarters of its freight business.

ORDER IT NOW

Reminder: Secretary Chao was designated an “international consultant” of the Wuhan government in 2009. Her sister, Angela Chao, is CEO of Foremost and organized a humanitarian shipment of masks, gloves and gowns from New York to Wuhan in partnership with the “Hubei Charity Foundation” in the midst of the pandemic panic.

In November 2020, the Transportation Department promised a response on a “first-in/first-out basis” to my FOIA request for a copy of all emails sent to, from, or copied to Secretary Elaine Chao from Oct. 1, 2019, to present day, containing the non-case-sensitive key-string Wuhan, Corona, COVID-19, virus, coronavirus, Hubei, Chinatown, pandemic or Foremost Group.

Seven months later, in June 2021, DOT FOIA officer Michael C. Bell promised a response in “approximately 6-8 weeks.” Seven months after that, Jan. 7, 2022, Chao resigned from the White House in a virtue-signaling protest against the Capitol rally. She claimed to be “deeply troubled…in a way I simply cannot set aside.”

McChao’s America Last treachery has deeply troubled me in a way I simply cannot set aside since 2001, when I first lambasted their campaign finance and lobbying dalliances with Chinagate operatives John Huang and Maria Hsia (who helped McConnell draft the EB-5 globalist grift program peddling green cards to wealthy Chinese investors).

The treacherous writing has been on the Swamp wall for decades. Methinks it’s a little late now to start balking at McChao’s hackery and greed. Like The snake in Trump’s favorite campaign parable told the old woman it bit after she nursed the reptile to health:

“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.”

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  1. Okay, but what about the blow?

    • LOL: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @profnasty
    @Reg Cæsar

    100 million workers cannot compete in price with 800 million workers.
    American workers desperately need the tariff.
    McConnell is a traitor. Provide for him a one-way ticket to The Ukraine.

  2. @Reg Cæsar
    Okay, but what about the blow?



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    Replies: @profnasty

    100 million workers cannot compete in price with 800 million workers.
    American workers desperately need the tariff.
    McConnell is a traitor. Provide for him a one-way ticket to The Ukraine.

  3. say jew.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes, Alvin
    • Replies: @Alvin
    @Marcion Apostle

    oh oh, nine eleven is fast approaching. Is Ms. Malkin going to post photos of herself angry at the firing range prepping to stop the next goat herder attack on our country?

  4. More weathervaning to help Uncle Sam keep Americans distracted by the Eastasia boogeyman.

    Maybe Mrs. Malkin had something insightful to say about these characters from Kentucky when it mattered, but here’s one of the first things that pops up using either “Elaine” or “Chao” in the Search of her archives:

    Here’s another glaring omission by the Democrats’ whitewashers: Neither CAPAC’s press release archive nor its Twitter account has published a word about the ugly liberal racists in Kentucky who’ve repeatedly attacked former GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia. The Progress Kentucky xenophobes denied engaging in race-baiting. But the dog whistle — dog trumpet — had been sounded, and the liberal racist hits keep on coming.

    Earlier this month, Kathy Groob, a “progressive” supporter of McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Alison Grimes, repeatedly insulted Chao on social media as his “Chinese wife.” She’s “not from KY, she is Asian,” fumed Groob. You won’t be surprised to learn that Groob had complained copiously about “sexism” and “racism” by the tea party.

    When will doormat minorities grow spines and stop protecting the progressives of pallor who denigrate them? Collectivism is a hard, cowardly habit to break.

    “Asian-Bashing Dems and the Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them,” Michelle Malkin, August 27, 2014.

    Now, though, they’ve always been in cahoots with the “Chicoms.”

    • Thanks: Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Realist
    @Greta Handel

    Thanks for the insight.

    , @Cowboy
    @Greta Handel


    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia.
     
    Michele seems to have changed her opinion of the McChoa's, previously hounded via whistles of racism, now utterly corrupt China enablers. Hard habits to break indeed. Gruel for the masses.

    Replies: @Greta Handel

  5. See. Typical. This bonehead thinks China “unleashed” the virus.

    It’s hopeless. They’ve got it into their silly heads, and it can never be prised out.

    For the record.

    There is no such thing as covid.

    China unleashed nothing. They’re just in on the fix with all the other leaders in the world, to sucker us with a fake epidemic.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @obwandiyag

    China shut down all domestic transportation out of Wuhan, but did absolutely NOTHING to stop or even slow down international transportation out of Wuhan.

    So, yes, the Chinese DID unleash it onto the world, because while they knew there was a disease, and they were DELIBERATELY spreading it outside the country even while actively trying to prevent or at least slow the spread of said disease within the country.

  6. the Communist government whose country unleashed COVID-19 on the world

    Whoa, whoa, whoa!

    Shed the anti-commie brain disorder. It’s way past its sell-by date. China is no more “Commie” than you are, and they were no way the authors of Covid-19.

    As Ron Unz has documented in exquisite detail, Covid-19 was a Mike Pompeo/CIA bioweapon anti-economy project. (Which in typical CIA blundering fashion totally backfired, having minimal effect on China while devastating the US and the West.) The infamous GoF research at the Wuhan Lab and the equally infamous NIH funding of that research arranged by an unwitting Fauci, was “oh-so-cleverly” planned so as to set up Wuhan and China as the patsy, concealing its true Pompeo/CIA origin. (Fauci got himself “set up” right along with the WIV.)

    Try to keep up.

    • Replies: @NotaLib
    @Jeff Davis

    Whatever it is you are smoking or snorting stop....

  7. @Greta Handel
    More weathervaning to help Uncle Sam keep Americans distracted by the Eastasia boogeyman.

    Maybe Mrs. Malkin had something insightful to say about these characters from Kentucky when it mattered, but here’s one of the first things that pops up using either “Elaine” or “Chao” in the Search of her archives:

    Here’s another glaring omission by the Democrats’ whitewashers: Neither CAPAC’s press release archive nor its Twitter account has published a word about the ugly liberal racists in Kentucky who’ve repeatedly attacked former GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia. The Progress Kentucky xenophobes denied engaging in race-baiting. But the dog whistle — dog trumpet — had been sounded, and the liberal racist hits keep on coming.

    Earlier this month, Kathy Groob, a “progressive” supporter of McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Alison Grimes, repeatedly insulted Chao on social media as his “Chinese wife.” She’s “not from KY, she is Asian,” fumed Groob. You won’t be surprised to learn that Groob had complained copiously about “sexism” and “racism” by the tea party.

    When will doormat minorities grow spines and stop protecting the progressives of pallor who denigrate them? Collectivism is a hard, cowardly habit to break.
     
    “Asian-Bashing Dems and the Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them,” Michelle Malkin, August 27, 2014.

    Now, though, they’ve always been in cahoots with the “Chicoms.”

    Replies: @Realist, @Cowboy

    Thanks for the insight.

  8. @Greta Handel
    More weathervaning to help Uncle Sam keep Americans distracted by the Eastasia boogeyman.

    Maybe Mrs. Malkin had something insightful to say about these characters from Kentucky when it mattered, but here’s one of the first things that pops up using either “Elaine” or “Chao” in the Search of her archives:

    Here’s another glaring omission by the Democrats’ whitewashers: Neither CAPAC’s press release archive nor its Twitter account has published a word about the ugly liberal racists in Kentucky who’ve repeatedly attacked former GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia. The Progress Kentucky xenophobes denied engaging in race-baiting. But the dog whistle — dog trumpet — had been sounded, and the liberal racist hits keep on coming.

    Earlier this month, Kathy Groob, a “progressive” supporter of McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Alison Grimes, repeatedly insulted Chao on social media as his “Chinese wife.” She’s “not from KY, she is Asian,” fumed Groob. You won’t be surprised to learn that Groob had complained copiously about “sexism” and “racism” by the tea party.

    When will doormat minorities grow spines and stop protecting the progressives of pallor who denigrate them? Collectivism is a hard, cowardly habit to break.
     
    “Asian-Bashing Dems and the Doormat Minorities Who Enable Them,” Michelle Malkin, August 27, 2014.

    Now, though, they’ve always been in cahoots with the “Chicoms.”

    Replies: @Realist, @Cowboy

    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia.

    Michele seems to have changed her opinion of the McChoa’s, previously hounded via whistles of racism, now utterly corrupt China enablers. Hard habits to break indeed. Gruel for the masses.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Cowboy

    On issue after issue, a few minutes spent searching Mrs. Malkin’s archives confirms a lack of principle. Hers has been a career amplifying back to gullible, self-identified Christian Patriots their mobthink of the day.

    Which explains the selective microwaving of old topics and breathless reporting on parents being tyrannized at school board meetings. This allows her to go AWOL on Ukraine and Taiwan until she figures out what her dwindling readership wants to hear. Mentioning the wa$te — but not the carnage — a week or so ago was a moistened finger in the breeze.

    Replies: @Cowboy

  9. @Cowboy
    @Greta Handel


    Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia.
     
    Michele seems to have changed her opinion of the McChoa's, previously hounded via whistles of racism, now utterly corrupt China enablers. Hard habits to break indeed. Gruel for the masses.

    Replies: @Greta Handel

    On issue after issue, a few minutes spent searching Mrs. Malkin’s archives confirms a lack of principle. Hers has been a career amplifying back to gullible, self-identified Christian Patriots their mobthink of the day.

    Which explains the selective microwaving of old topics and breathless reporting on parents being tyrannized at school board meetings. This allows her to go AWOL on Ukraine and Taiwan until she figures out what her dwindling readership wants to hear. Mentioning the wa\$te — but not the carnage — a week or so ago was a moistened finger in the breeze.

    • Replies: @Cowboy
    @Greta Handel

    Who can forget the halycon days when Colorado Springs was the shining light on a hill with Michelle and James Dobson bringing about a renewed glorious Christian Nationalism? And with the saintly GWB at the helm and a correct worldview what could go wrong...er.... I guess that didn't work out.

  10. @Jeff Davis

    the Communist government whose country unleashed COVID-19 on the world
     
    Whoa, whoa, whoa!

    Shed the anti-commie brain disorder. It's way past its sell-by date. China is no more "Commie" than you are, and they were no way the authors of Covid-19.

    As Ron Unz has documented in exquisite detail, Covid-19 was a Mike Pompeo/CIA bioweapon anti-economy project. (Which in typical CIA blundering fashion totally backfired, having minimal effect on China while devastating the US and the West.) The infamous GoF research at the Wuhan Lab and the equally infamous NIH funding of that research arranged by an unwitting Fauci, was "oh-so-cleverly" planned so as to set up Wuhan and China as the patsy, concealing its true Pompeo/CIA origin. (Fauci got himself "set up" right along with the WIV.)

    Try to keep up.

    Replies: @NotaLib

    Whatever it is you are smoking or snorting stop….

  11. @Marcion Apostle
    say jew.

    Replies: @Alvin

    oh oh, nine eleven is fast approaching. Is Ms. Malkin going to post photos of herself angry at the firing range prepping to stop the next goat herder attack on our country?

  12. Thanks Michelle for bringing so many things to my attention I would not otherwise have been aware of. I suspected, but wasn’t sure, that these two were more part of the problem than the solution.

    I wonder if Ms. Chao is just a shallow person who married Mitch for his chiseled good looks.

  13. @Greta Handel
    @Cowboy

    On issue after issue, a few minutes spent searching Mrs. Malkin’s archives confirms a lack of principle. Hers has been a career amplifying back to gullible, self-identified Christian Patriots their mobthink of the day.

    Which explains the selective microwaving of old topics and breathless reporting on parents being tyrannized at school board meetings. This allows her to go AWOL on Ukraine and Taiwan until she figures out what her dwindling readership wants to hear. Mentioning the wa$te — but not the carnage — a week or so ago was a moistened finger in the breeze.

    Replies: @Cowboy

    Who can forget the halycon days when Colorado Springs was the shining light on a hill with Michelle and James Dobson bringing about a renewed glorious Christian Nationalism? And with the saintly GWB at the helm and a correct worldview what could go wrong…er…. I guess that didn’t work out.

  14. Chao is a Chinese stooge.

  15. That article was incredibly informative and well-researced. Thank you for providing us with info that the mainstream media seldom if ever even touches on.

  16. She’s a laughing stock. Gotta play relevance with the typical American machnicean “thinking” of:
    “China bad”, “US empire good.” All “we” gotta do is ‘drain the swamp’ get ‘better’ pollys in there, if this, if that, etc..etc.. What a sad person. Clueless abt the realities of the massive mistake. It’s over kiddo. Play the piano and say truck yah. She appears to be yet another US grifter selling hope to dopes .Maybe get a big flag and wrap it around her fan bois and girlz and sing I ‘m a yankee doodle dipshit as she writes mythological delusional junk for US-ers to sell false hope, or ‘shining’ a light on the ‘swamp’. You are part of the swamp. Americans are from degraded and debased swamp creatures. Not even humans. They’re jokes dressed up as humans.

    The US was a failed empire of hustlers, hucksters and imperialists. This amateurish piano playing american lovin oriental clown is nothing more than a starry eyed immigrant—she was in her mother’ womb when they emigrated from the former US territory of US lovin’ Philippines. She’s brainwashed. It’s a mental derangement.

    When you’re on the wrong track, every stop is the wrong stop.

    • Agree: Alvin
  17. Anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag
    See. Typical. This bonehead thinks China "unleashed" the virus.

    It's hopeless. They've got it into their silly heads, and it can never be prised out.

    For the record.

    There is no such thing as covid.

    China unleashed nothing. They're just in on the fix with all the other leaders in the world, to sucker us with a fake epidemic.

    Replies: @Anon

    China shut down all domestic transportation out of Wuhan, but did absolutely NOTHING to stop or even slow down international transportation out of Wuhan.

    So, yes, the Chinese DID unleash it onto the world, because while they knew there was a disease, and they were DELIBERATELY spreading it outside the country even while actively trying to prevent or at least slow the spread of said disease within the country.

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