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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    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?
    It took you until then?

    I guess if Gingrich wants to load the government with people who agree with him, that's fine. We'll just replace him in 4 years after his results look a lot like Obama's. Though I suspect that most of the people we see talking about "Obama's results" won't have the same opinion of Gingrich's.


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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    You can't say the Gingrinch campaign isn't entertaining!

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    That dumb Gingrich. All he had to say is fire the employees who engage in fraud, waste, and abuse, and it'll most likely be a liberal.
    Really? That sounds like Gingrich himself if you ask me.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Probably should be pissed at Clinton for granting them the IDIQ contract, huh?

    what IDIQ contract are you referring to?
    was it bid or sole sourced?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    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.
    with the exception of political appointees, it is illegal to fire civil service staff only because of their personal political views
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    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.
    Uh, no, that's false.

    I don't know about the military, but we're not talking about the military.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Newt took Sarah Palin's class: How to be a Vindictive Bitch.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and there are actually people who believe that asshole is intelligent
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    That makes me want to vote for him even more.
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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?
    We haven't had a liberal president since Jimmy Carter. There's only one liberal member of Congress (Dennis Kuchinich) and one Socialist (Bernie Sanders). Everyone else is either on the right (the Democrats) or the extremist far-right (the Republicans). It seems pretty unlikely there will be a liberal president in office any time soon.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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.
    You must be kidding if you think Brown did a good job. He was in way over his head and had no busness as head of FEMA.

    FEMA Director, Michael Brown, was criticized when he stated that he was not aware there were refugees in the Convention Center until September 1, three days after Hurricane Katrina hit, when Brian Williams, of NBC Nightly News, asked Mr. Brown a question about them live on the Nightly News.[36]
    On September 2, CNN's Soledad O'Brien asked FEMA Director Mike Brown, "How is it possible that we're getting better info than you were getting... we were showing live pictures of the people outside the Convention Center... also we'd been reporting that officials had been telling people to go to the Convention Center... I don't understand how FEMA cannot have this information." When pressed, Brown reluctantly admitted he had learned about the starving crowds at the Convention Center from news media reports. O'Brien then said to Brown, "FEMA's been on the ground four days, going into the fifth day, why no massive air drop of food and water... in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, they got food drops two days after the tsunami."[37]

    Later, Michael Brown admitted that he had virtually no experience in emergency management when he was appointed to the position by President Bush two years prior to Katrina.[39] And, in fact he had limited authority to order federal agencies into action until about 36 hours after the storm hit, when Chertoff designated him as the "principal federal official" in charge of the storm. Chertoff was the one with the authority. "[3]" President Bush recognized this and commended Michael Brown and gave him credit for the good work he had done, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job. The FEMA Director is working 24 they're working 24 hours a day."[39]

    On September 9, Chertoff recalled Brown to Washington and removed him from the immediate supervision of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, and replaced him with Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen, chief of staff of the United States Coast Guard.[40] Three days later, on September 12, Brown resigned his position, stating, "As I told the president, it is important that I leave now to avoid further distraction from the ongoing mission of FEMA."[40]

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