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    White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Tweeting caught up with a White House national security official found to have been posting insults and secret information about the Obama administration and other political figures for more than two years, according to published reports.

    Jofi Joseph, 40, has been tweeting under the handle @natsecwonk since February 2011 until last week, when the handle was shut down after a search by White House and State Department officials for months. The former member of the National Security Council non-proliferation team was fired a week ago after insulting everyone via Twitter from White House advisors to political figures, according to the Daily Beast and Politico.

    The search intensified after @NatSecWonk repeatedly expressed doubts about administration accounts concerning a Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya.
    Joseph emailed Politico."It has been a privilege to serve in this administration and I deeply regret violating the trust and confidence placed in me," Jofi said in the email. "What started out as an intended parody account of DC culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. I bear complete responsibility for this affair and I sincerely apologize to everyone I insulted."
    Joseph also has worked at the State Department and for Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. He was part of the White House team working on negotiations with Iran, the Daily Beast reports.
    Eric Schultz, an Obama spokesman, confirmed Joseph was gone from the White House and no longer had top security clearances, Politico reported.
    While tweeting as @natsecwonk, Joseph criticized White House policy as well as the intellect and appearance of his bosses. He even insulted officials by name, including Secretary of State John Kerry and former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, The Daily Beast reports.
    "I'm a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like (White House senior advisor) Valerie Jarrett concerns me," he tweeted.
    His insults crossed all party lines too, according to the news organization.
    "So when will someone do us the favor of getting rid of (Republican and former vice presidential contender) Sarah Palin and the rest of her white trash family? What utter useless garbage?" he tweeted last year.
    Many in the foreign policy community expressed shock Tuesday night after learning Joseph was @natsecwonk., the Daily Beast reports.


    Just how stupid are some people??

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just how stupid are some people??[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
    I saw this on CNN earlier.

    My question is, how did they find out it was him???

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just how stupid are some people??[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
    Forgive me for not wanting to miss an opportunity, but consider the apparent wisdom displayed by Mr. Joseph, along side the job the White House considered him fit to perform.

    And remind me again who's minding the global "store"?

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just how stupid are some people
    Well, on a D.C. scale of 95 to 100, I'd say about average.
    You don't trust Trump? Well, there's only one way to leverage him to do what's economically right for us all: Powerful American Political Alliance. Got courage?! .. and a mere $5.00?

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    It took two years to catch a dude posting on twitter?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just how stupid are some people??[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
    It defies description! At least we know he was bipartisan in his insults! He obviously considered himself superior to the people he reported to, since he talked negatively about their intellect and appearance, which proves he has the ego required to work there. While loyalty is preferred, where do you draw the line on First Amendment rights? Stupid man!

    Greetings, Maggie.

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    So we are to understand that Obama didn't know that the ACA was a mess, but they did finally corner a renegade tweeter? Great. My confidence is completely restored.

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    sounds like stuff for dicktator I$$A
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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It took two years to catch a dude posting on twitter?
    That should be no surprise. They turned over a million classified documents to a private to keep secret, Private Manning.

    High rankers are too busy playing golf to worry about things like national security. That's the job of go-fers.

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    Re: White House official fired for insulting tweets...

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    While loyalty is preferred, where do you draw the line on First Amendment rights?
    At your employer's doorstep.

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