Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wait, can THEY do that?

It never ceases to amaze me how the Left invariably whines and cries whenever it is subjected to the same treatment it metes out to the Right:
Conservative news outlets, including one with links to a top White House official, are singling out individual career government employees for criticism, suggesting in articles that certain staffers will not be sufficiently loyal to President Donald Trump by virtue of their work under former President Barack Obama.

The articles — which have appeared in Breitbart News, the Conservative Review and other outlets — have alarmed veteran officials in both parties as well as current executive branch staffers. They say the stories are adding to tensions between career staffers and political appointees as they begin to implement Trump’s agenda, and they worry that the stories could inspire Trump to try purging federal agencies of perceived enemies.

The claims posted on the conservative sites include allegations of anti-Israel and pro-Iran bias against staffers at institutions such as the State Department and the National Security Council. Breitbart News, whose former executive chairman Steve Bannon is now Trump’s chief strategist, has even published lists of workers that the president should fire.

Washington veterans say they can’t recall similar targeting of government employees, who are required to stay apolitical and generally shun the spotlight.

“It’s deeply unfair to single people out and question their loyalty,” said William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former longtime diplomat. “It’s demoralizing for institutions. It’s demoralizing for professionals, and it’s offensive.”
One hopes that the stories will inspire and encourage the God-Emperor to purge all the federal agencies of every traitor, mole, and heretic. In more than a few cases, he shouldn't just fire most of those disloyal workers, he should order their arrests.

If they are enemies of the American people, actively seeking to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States, the God-Emperor not only has the right to order their arrest, he has the sworn responsibility to do so.

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Anonymous Avalanche March 23, 2017 9:02 AM  

Sorry for OT: here's a possibly useful (5-min.) film against 'gun-free" zones:

Anonymous WeAreTheWest March 23, 2017 9:02 AM  


Anonymous Anonymous March 23, 2017 9:02 AM  

Alinsky, you magnificent bastard! We read your book!

Anonymous basementhomebrewer March 23, 2017 9:08 AM  

No one in the press ever questioned Kenneth Star's loyalty or his motivations

Blogger MrPaules March 23, 2017 9:09 AM  

Washington needs to be busted wide open like a rotten egg. Let all the poisons hatch out. In this regard there is news on the pedo-gate scandal. The NYPD is getting antsy about FBI delays and is rumored to be ready to release the contents of Weiner's laptop. There is also talk that Gowdy wants to initiate hearings on the subject. Make it so!

Anonymous Rocklea March 23, 2017 9:10 AM  

I wonder why they aren't screaming Mccarthyism?

Anonymous Looking Glass March 23, 2017 9:16 AM  

@3 praetorian

Alinksy's tactics actually weren't that great, as most really didn't work too well, but they always brought a cost to a target that wouldn't fire back. They've got no idea what happens when they actually have to take fire, but most of the attacks were actually Left on Left for a long time.

Anonymous Faceless March 23, 2017 9:17 AM  

Weren't they proud, with their dissent memo just 90 days ago, to have most of the State Department employees let it be known they are Obama loyalists opposed to Trump's policies?

Everyone knows these leakers are Obama holdouts in the bureaucracy. They should fire every 10th at random, and repeat until morale improves.

Blogger Amateur Brain Surgeon March 23, 2017 9:17 AM  

There are many serpents in the council of the malignant and one just has to listen for their susurrant perfidy is not difficult to identify; Obama appointed me to this position..

Blogger Shimshon March 23, 2017 9:17 AM  

praetorian wrote:Alinsky, you magnificent bastard! We read your book!

Not only have we read the book. We are simply better at execution of his rules.

Blogger Cail Corishev March 23, 2017 9:21 AM  

They've been demoralizing Americans for years. Turnabout is fair play.

Anyone with a title like "president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace" is fair game.

Blogger Phat Repat March 23, 2017 9:23 AM  

The coming fiscal crisis will be more than sufficient to purge our Gov and along with it the ridiculous pension "obligations" they have voted for themselves. There is no avoiding this and, should they act out, they will be quickly suppressed by the vast majority who have NOT been suckling at the teat of Uncle Sugar. Godspeed...

Blogger Pteronarcyd March 23, 2017 9:25 AM  

I'm surprised that Trump did not enact a purge plan on January 20th. He should have every federal bureaucrat fluttered (polygraphed), and can anyone who doesn't pass with flying colors and all those that refuse to submit to the test. Then, take his sweet time filling the resulting vacancies. We'll find out many positions need not be refilled.

Anonymous Grayman March 23, 2017 9:26 AM  

A primarily emotional actor (i.e the left) actively engaging a primarily logical actor (conservative/alt-right) is at an inherent strategic disadvantage. The right doesn't care about "muh feels", only what must be done to achieve victory. As such the left and their allies are well on their way to justifying their own extinction....

Blogger Some Guy March 23, 2017 9:26 AM  

I love the smell of heresy in the morning!

Blogger SteelPalm March 23, 2017 9:28 AM  

Politico, as portrayed by screaming SJW harpy;

Blogger Some Guy March 23, 2017 9:30 AM  

"I'm surprised that Trump did not enact a purge plan on January 20th."

I think you are watching that plan in action. This is looking a little too well coordinated. Most people who watches Trump see chaos. I think he is setting the table for his agenda. He is literally getting all of his political opponents to out themselves in front of all of America. Do you think he would have gotten more credit by walking into a functional White House and just taking over, or walking into a disfunctional one and reorganizing the place?

Blogger Elocutioner March 23, 2017 9:31 AM  

"Gowdy wants to initiate hearings"

When was the last time a Congressional investigation did much more than provide cover for all of the swamp creatures over the outrage du jour? Anything happen with the IRS? Benghazi? The, what, 7 Hillary email investigations? The three IT contractors? etc. etc. etc.

It's theater to provide an outlet valve for the rubes to think something is actually being done. Don't worry, take a seat, we have our top men working on it. If you turn on CNN or MSNBC then any moment now you'll see them expressing the same outrage over the latest outrage that you have. Why, Gowdy was a tenacious prosecutor, he'll get to the bottom of it with a righteous sound clip that'll tack the jello to the wall!

And that sum up the Congressional careers Gowdy, Issa, Chaffetz, et al. Lotta talk and bullshit, no actual progress or convictions. I hear Lois Lerner is enjoying her pension quite nicely and Commissioner Koskinen is still laughing about willfully lying to Congress.

Don't be a rube. Congress is little more than an actor's guild.

Anonymous BBGKB March 23, 2017 9:31 AM  

It's not like leftists singled out the only county clerk that didn't hand out gay marriage certificates, while ignoring CA cuntree clerks who refused to give former special forces soldiers concealed carry permits that the county sheriff approved of. Oh wait.

Not only have we read the book. We are simply better at execution of his rules.

Not only did we read the book but we know what the bigger words are.

Anonymous Man of the Atom March 23, 2017 9:32 AM  

The Amazon SJW dust-up with Castalia's newest release shows why this sort of investigation is critical at all levels of government. If you can't follow the directions of your executive agency lead (President, Governor, Mayor, etc.), then you have two legal/ethical/moral choices: (1) salute smartly and follow directions (aka shut up, sit down, and color), or (2) resign/quit/retire.

Anything else is at minimum insubordination, which *is* a fire-able offense, even in FedGov.

Don't be a Fake Government Employee.

Anonymous Grayman March 23, 2017 9:42 AM  

OT, but we may need to bring back burning at the stake... this is beyond d child abuse, no 7 yr old has any concept of sexuality

Anonymous Anonymous March 23, 2017 9:48 AM  

Alinksy's tactics actually weren't that great

You can tell by how soundly the radical left has been defeated in the US.

Transgenedered bathrooms are a conservative value. Would you like a side of cake with your fag wedding?

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents March 23, 2017 9:50 AM  

Washington veterans say they can’t recall similar targeting of government employees by outsiders, who are required to pretend to stay apolitical and generally shun the spotlight.

Can haz job as editor for Politico?

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 March 23, 2017 9:55 AM  

This was one of my main problems with President Bush. He refused to purge the disloyal members of the bureaucracy. The Clintons had a lot of people left over in many key agencies in many key positions. This allowed them to cover-up many of their crimes during the Bush administration and even distorted the 9/11 report by having classified documents destroyed.

Hell, the CIA director and the FBI director should have been fired on 9/12/01.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr March 23, 2017 10:09 AM  

@13: Trump doesn't have the personnel to implement a complete flush of the political appointees. Recruiting takes time. But it's increasingly evident that he should have done a full flush and relied on career Civil Service personnel as temporary fills for the positions.

Blogger Mr. Naron March 23, 2017 10:14 AM  

“It’s deeply unfair to single people out and question their loyalty,” said William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former longtime diplomat."

Know who else was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace? Alger Hiss, that's who.

Anonymous Bz March 23, 2017 10:16 AM  

"government employees, who are required to stay apolitical"

Blogger Shimshon March 23, 2017 10:16 AM  

@25 From what I've read, there may be an added benefit of canning political appointees and promoting "acting" positions in their stead from the rank and file. An acting person for a position that requires Senate confirmation is often constricted in his ability to carry out the position's duties. If that person is himself against Trump, he can do less damage. So, fire away. Recruit replacements at leisure.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) March 23, 2017 10:20 AM  

But it's increasingly evident that he should have done a full flush and relied on career Civil Service personnel as temporary fills for the positions.

The career civil service are the ones complaining in the politico article.

Blogger dc.sunsets March 23, 2017 10:24 AM  

The argument from the Permanent Bureaucracy was always, "WE run the country and you can't get rid of us without crippling the Executive Branch."

We can easily see that this ideological battle leads to increasing irrelevance of the central state, just as the behavior of those managing the Media-Industrial-Complex, the University-Industrial-Complex, the Banking-Industrial-Complex and everyone else in similar positions is destroying the social trust on which their entire industries rest.

We spent 150 years or more in Bigger-Bigger-Bigger. Now it's time for the wheel to reverse for a substantial period, and the small and local will rise in prominence and relevance to our daily lives.

When the Borrow-to-the-moon "Perpetual" Motion Machine breaks (this year? next?), can we imagine how irrelevant will become Uncle Sam, who will no longer be the flashy, entourage-surrounded pimp who's the life of every party due to his putting every round of drinks and all the hookers and blow available on his Mastercard?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 23, 2017 10:29 AM  

The career hacks should be sent to Alaska on six month tours of North Slope anti-penguin invasion watch. Winter or Mosquito tour seniority rules.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky March 23, 2017 10:39 AM  

Giant helpings of shame, contumely and derision are just what the good folks of Washington, DC need and need badly. The stories I could tell you from what I've seen in DC about the gallant and tenacious commitment of these gentle souls to the public good -- would curl your toes! And you can't fire these bastards. All you can do is promote them upwards for their perfidy. That's the only way you can be rid of them. Rot flows like a river to the top.

The only way to contain these cancerous lesions is to publicly humiliate them, as they are richly due. Either that or change the civil service laws and smack down the SEIU, and I hope both happen.

Blogger slarrow March 23, 2017 10:44 AM  

From the article's conclusion:

"Gerald Feierstein, a former ambassador to Yemen who spent more than 40 years in the foreign service, warned that going after career staffers could set a bad precedent the Trump administration would be wise to avoid.

“If you go down this road, people are going to be less willing to follow through with the policy of the administration in power if it means that further down the road they’re going to be criticized or their careers will be jeopardized because of that,” Feierstein said. “What goes around comes around.”

This is what none of these people realize. Yeah, what goes around comes around...and the God-Emperor is what "comes around" looks like! After so many decades of dealing with cuckservatives, they never expected someone to actually punch back. Boo hoo.

Payback. A female dog, she is.

Blogger bearspaw March 23, 2017 10:52 AM  

Mr. Burns is probably forgeting the Clinton years when Bill and Hill purged anything that moved. "Our people in place " was the mantra then, and without a care for fairness or loyalty.

Blogger James Dixon March 23, 2017 10:53 AM  

> They should fire every 10th at random, and repeat until morale improves.

Oh, I think the proposed 30+% budget cuts at the State Department are designed to do slightly more that that. :)

Anonymous Tony Forte March 23, 2017 10:59 AM  

This is what McCartyism really looks like

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear

Blogger Pteronarcyd March 23, 2017 11:03 AM  

Some Guy @17:

I hope you are correct. I fear Trump is squandering his "honeymoon" period. But, if he exposes the corruption of the illegitimate natural-born British East African's cabal, he could be seen as something of a savior and be positioned to make substantial reforms.

Blogger Student in Blue March 23, 2017 11:06 AM  

Unfortunately for you, McCarthy was right. Almost every case he charged has now been proven correct. They really were Commie traitors.

And you know who actually has a proven track record in "the path of increasingly repressive measures"?

...the Commies.

So get out of here with that fake history bullshit. You're not even American.

Anonymous Anonymous March 23, 2017 11:11 AM  

Joe McCarthy did nothing wrong.


Anonymous Ominous Cowherd March 23, 2017 11:18 AM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:The career hacks should be sent to Alaska on six month tours of North Slope anti-penguin invasion watch. Winter or Mosquito tour seniority rules.

They aren't welcome here. Burn them at your own stake.

Anonymous BBGKB March 23, 2017 11:34 AM  

this is beyond d child abuse, no 7 yr old has any concept of sexuality

You must not talk to the same 7yos that Anderson Cooper does.

Unfortunately for you, McCarthy was right. Almost every case he charged has now been proven correct.

When we bought the KGB files we found out McCarthy didn't even scratch the (((Surface)))

Blogger Elocutioner March 23, 2017 11:44 AM  

For the historically ignorant - Stefan is there for you.

"The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels"

Blogger DonReynolds March 23, 2017 11:50 AM  

Obama spent EIGHT YEARS purging the civil and military of experienced career personnel and replacing them with radicals and fanatics that would never otherwise even get an interview for a Federal position, based on their resume. The "community organizer" filled the government with other activists, some of whom were too hot even for Obama.....remember Van Jones? He was a Negro Marxist militant that graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin and magically was admitted to Yale Law school.
It will take a while to rid the government of the pests that Obama recruited.

Blogger DonReynolds March 23, 2017 12:02 PM  

There is no shortage of talent, or experience, or technical expertise in this country. We have enough to fully staff the Federal government several times over, each time with a different ideological bent. Even low-level Federal positions typically have hundreds or thousands of active applicants, many of whom would do the work well. Even in state and local government, there are many more qualified and experienced applicants than there are positions.

Half of my career was in city planning and city management. The only recruiting problem was narrowing a mass of applications to 5 or 10 or 15 for the interview process and in the end, only one could be hired.

Blogger GracieLou March 23, 2017 12:03 PM  

Meme Alert! (not the visual kind):

I've had two almost identical conversations with two different conservatives (one man, one woman) this week. They both said, "I like Trump, but I wish he'd stop Tweeting."

I said well he's getting his message out, driving the news cycle...No, no, they said what bothered them were the "petty" "middle-school" Tweet-fights, like the one with Meryl Streep. They want him to be above all that.

I live in a red state so I'm not sure how much these people have ever interacted with The Cult Of Oprah. I explained politics is downstream from culture. I pointed out that large swaths of the population believe Jon Stewart is real news, that Obama is President Palmer, that Hillary Clinton is Tea Leoni. I explained we now live in an oppressive gay-state due to the popularity of two TeeVee shows, Will & Grace and Ellen.

It's true because even they had inadvertently bought into the manufactured idea of Trump as an egotistical idiot. I asked them to consider that Trump is trying to set an example--the right has to fight the culture war, even if it's icky and "middle school," we all have to do this because lunatics have overtaken the asylum.

They both changed the subject.

Blogger dc.sunsets March 23, 2017 12:11 PM  

@45 What counts isn't what they say, it's what they do. Even self-described "conservatives" are still immersed in "We Are The World" inertia. Their actions will shift before their words do.

This makes gauging the effectiveness of Trump's actions difficult. He has proved able to discern the direction prior to his audience's ability to articulate it.

Anonymous 12345 March 23, 2017 12:57 PM  

"One hopes that the stories will inspire and encourage the God-Emperor to purge all the federal agencies of every traitor, mole, and heretic"

Yes. But only after those working on behalf of Russia instead of the U.S. Are purged.

Can Trump purge himself?

Blogger Cederq March 23, 2017 1:18 PM  

The poop is back...

Blogger James Dixon March 23, 2017 1:19 PM  

Paid trolls gotta troll. I hope the pay is worth it.

Blogger Some Guy March 23, 2017 1:40 PM  


I've been involved in two companies that went through corporate take overs. The second time, I was privy to a lot of the internal politics involved. This looks like a corporate take over. One of the biggest challenges anyone at the C level faces when integrating a new company is identifying the people that will undermine their efforts. One tactic is to placate everyone on all sides until the integration is complete. This never works from what I have heard. The other end of the spectrum is a full shake up. Do things that get every single person in positions of authority and/or serious responsibility riled up and see where the major issues start coming from. This lets you know where to target your energy. It looks (admittedly from the outside) like Trump is one of the latter people. The advantages are that even though it looks very ugly in the beginning, it usually calms down drastically once the trouble makers have been silo'd and removed.

Blogger tublecane March 23, 2017 2:03 PM  

"career government employees"

You mean the Permanent Government.

"who are required to stay apolitical"


Anonymous Eduardo March 23, 2017 2:30 PM  


Can you also smell a battlefield?


Couldn't just left that awesome reference of one of mine favorite war movies go unnoticed!

Blogger Pteronarcyd March 23, 2017 3:07 PM  

"Joe McCarthy did nothing wrong."

Yet, the label, McCarthyism, is still somehow valid in the minds of the Leftoids. Facts are irrelevant to them.

Blogger Pteronarcyd March 23, 2017 3:12 PM  

"Can Trump purge himself?"

Like the natural-born British East African usurper declared himself constitutionally ineligible to hold office before illegally "wiretapping" Team Trump?

Blogger Some Guy March 23, 2017 3:22 PM  

@James Dixon

You are giving number sequence too much credit, professional trolls don't get caught. He's a fake professional troll.

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