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    Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suggested at a Fox News forum hosted by Mike Huckabee in South Carolina on Saturday that it would be a good idea to fire federal employees for being too liberal. Federal law, on the other hand, says Gingrich’s plan would be illegal.
    “I think an intelligent conservative wants the right federal employees delivering the right services in a highly efficient way and then wants to get rid of those folks who are in fact wasteful, or those folks who are ideologically so far to the left, or those people who want to frankly dictate to the rest of us,” Gingrich said in response to a question from a federal employee at the forum (emphasis ours).

    This sounds like it would come uncomfortably close to being in conflict with a Federal law
    making it illegal to take any personnel action against an employee “based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation.” Accusations that political affiliation was taken into account would be investigated by the Office of Special Counsel (except in certain government agencies).
    That said, a putative Gingrich administration would be following in the footsteps of George W. Bush’s. A report by the Justice Department’s internal investigators found that Bush administration officials discriminated against liberal employees in the Civil Rights Division and hired lawyers based on their conservative ideology.
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    Rather Orwellian...

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    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.

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    and there are actually people who believe that asshole is intelligent
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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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.
    Surely you have statistics to back up such an inane claim?

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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 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.
    Yeah, because the government contracts to Halliburton were the height of efficiency.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That makes me want to vote for him even more.
    Gingrich has strong appeal to the fascist element of the GOP. This will only increase that appeal and get him votes from those who would use FREEDOM and LIBERTY as mere slogans to place the USA under their extremists heel.
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    Re: Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

    He's pandering to the LCD of the American public. What else is new?

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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.
    And when a liberal president starts firing every conservative?
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