Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak is a retired Navy admiral that upon reading his record one would wonder for which socialist country he served. His military career was seemingly marked with a whole lot of staff jobs in Washington, DC, and not a lot of time at sea where warfighters are groomed and tested.
Aside from a couple of trips to sea where one of his ships won some loving cup in a ship competition (no combat), Sestak apparently rose through the ranks thanks to one administrative staff job to the next.
From November 1994 to March 1997, as a senior officer, he was the Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council staff at the White House, where he was responsible for national security and defense strategy, policies, programs, inter-agency and congressional coordination and regional political-military advice.He had to have passed a Democrat Bill Clinton litmus test to hold that position.
After a tour as a commander of a Destroyer Squadron, Sestak scurried back to the warm cocoon of the Navy Staff in Washington, DC in the Strategy and Policy Division analyzing the economic value of U.S. defense spending.
After September 11th, he became the first director of the Navy Operations Group (Deep Blue), which sought to redefine strategic, operational and budgetary policies in the Global War on Terrorism. Sestak claims it was his job to revamp the Navy. In 1995 Admiral Michael Mullen, the new CNO, thought better of newly promoted three-star admiral Sestak and saw fit to fire him before he even had enough time in grade to retire as a three-star admiral.
Sestak has a lot of awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit awards, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. Sestak's biography lists no decorations for combat. There is a difference between awards and decorations.
He also has a PhD in political economy (whatever that is) and government. Apparently he opted for Navy paid-for school than combat time.
Getting himself elected to congress to continue his lust for the privileged life as a potentate, his track record looks like this:
Nobody will work for him for very long. Described as temperamental and demanding more than a dozen of his staffers quit in 2007. Sestak has employed more than 60 staff members since 2007.
Sestak has a 100% rating from NARAL and evidently supports abortion on demand and partial birth abortion.
He voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("the Stimulus Bill") and all of the pork in it.
Sestak voted for the Waxman Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (Cap and Trade) program. The same program the CBO estimates will cost two million jobs and which some organizations estimate will tax every family in America by $3,400 per year
An environmental wacko and global warming alarmist, he enjoys a 100% rating from the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. He voted for the Climate Stewardship Act (H.R. 620) and the Safe Climate Act.
Sestak wants American’s guns confiscated and enjoys a 100% rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and an Admiral Mullen-like "F" rating from the National Rifle Association.
He is a sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act and card check: The bill to give the same union thugs who beat up and threaten ordinary Americans who show up at Obamacare town hall meetings the free pass to do the same to non-union to intimidate them into unionizing workplaces all over the country.
I am sure Joe Sestak is nice to his wife and child. I am sure he is a dutiful son to his parents, and he might even go to church on Sunday.
Other than that he appears to be a danger to individual liberty and freedom.
Pennsylvanians, please use your heads. He is running for the US Senate.