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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And when a liberal president starts firing every conservative?
    there is a huge difference in the way the republicans and democrats now replace political hires
    at least in the federal agency where i worked
    the republicans would come in and clean house of all demo political appointees in the months immediately after a change of presidential party
    the democrats would allow the republican political appointees to remain or at least burrow in elsewhere
    if the career civil servants were subject to termination based on their political lean, i would expect a similar outcome, where the republicans acted politically while the dems failed to act
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That makes me want to vote for him even more.
    Of course. The law, and respect for others' viewpoints, means nothing to you.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That makes me want to vote for him even more.
    Of course it does.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    After looking at a few of the responses here, is there any remaining doubt as to why I left the Republican Party 8 years ago?
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    GW Bush replaced eveyone from janitors to judges with "Bushies" and grew the public payroll more than any President doing it. We got the biggest deficits in history and a bloated Federal budget that haunts us to this day. And who can forget.... "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," The numbskull hired his college roomie and horse trainer to be head of FEMA. I guess Gingrich is promising more of the same.......one hand washes the other and the rest of us get the finger. How appealing.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, because the government contracts to Halliburton were the height of efficiency.
    Probably should be pissed at Clinton for granting them the IDIQ contract, huh?

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Of course. The law, and respect for others' viewpoints, means nothing to you.
    Well, technically, they're FEDERAL employees....and if the federal government doesn't want them, then they can be fired for absolutely no reason at all. At least on the military side.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    i don't buy it. It looks like he's talking hypothetically, which really, this is something that already goes on, and I would only be shocked if it was private employees he was talking about. on the federal side, it's not really illegal, just illegal in name only.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    More evidence that some of those who scream the loudest about FREEDOM and LIBERTY simply use the words the way a lounge lizard uses the word LOVE fifteen minutes before closing with the girl down at the end of the bar. And their intentions are exactly the same.

    So Gingrich becomes President and introduces his unique brand of FREEDOM to the nation and we take a giant step towards fascism. Wonderful.
    It's not that unique. Many Presidents had come to similar conclusions. Their inkling was that the federal bureaucracies were filled with employees who intentionally stymied the administration's agenda. Most of this is more perception than reality, as most bureaucrats do the job well regardless of who is in charge.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    GW Bush replaced eveyone from janitors to judges with "Bushies" and grew the public payroll more than any President doing it. We got the biggest deficits in history and a bloated Federal budget that haunts us to this day. And who can forget.... "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," The numbskull hired his college roomie and horse trainer to be head of FEMA. I guess Gingrich is promising more of the same.......one hand washes the other and the rest of us get the finger. How appealing.
    I know libs love to hate to love that line...but considering it took Clintons FEMA dirtector over 4 weeks to get people on the ground post Floyd and FEMA was on the ground IMMEDIATELY post Katrina in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and MOST of Louisiana and only 3 days after the levies broke in New Orleans, the "doing a heck of a job" line was very appropriate. Oh...I know...lets not facts get in the way of silly histrionics and race baiting. Sure...those were some sad and devastating scenes we saw in New Orleans, that old 'chocolate city' abandoned by Mayor Nagin, the democrat governor of Louisiana, and their sure fire cant miss plan of "**** the citizens...I'm flyin my ass to Houston!" Sad...tragic...a city VERY unprepared. A disaster plan with 12 million dollars in fed funds that consisted of "hey...ummm...good luck y'all...you can all gather together at the SuperDome...we'll check in on you from time to time..." I mean...come on...how could that fail? And the REAL beauty...when it DOES fail (because lets be honest...the correct question is how could it NOT faily) you can have people like Jesse Jackson who INTERVIEWED Clintons FEMA director and was just FINE with that 4 week response time turn around later and call George Bush a racist for causing the Katrina debacle.

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