Friday, November 13, 2009

The Kremlinization of the Civil Service

No Republicans need apply

Yesterday I heard on talk radio that the Obama administration was getting ready to purge Republicans from the civil service. Initially I thought that this was just hyperbole and ignored it. Later on I decided to look at what had triggered this report and what I found is disturbing. The precedent is dangerous, and the Obama administration seems to forget that eventually the pendulum will swing, and the Republicans will return to power. Personally I hope that when this happens, the democrat methodology will be remembered and emulated.

By the way, where is the mainstream media that demanded Karl Rove's head for the firing of the US Attorneys by the Bush Administration?

I am placing here a link to a letter sent by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council (CHCOC) of the US Office of Personnel Management. Although the word Republican does not appear, the repetition of "higher standard" and "one that honors and supports the President’s strong commitment to a Government that is transparent and open" is enough for me to see a purge of the civil service.

For those of you who would remind me of the appointment of token republicans to the cabinet, let me remind you that those appointees can be easily fired after their political usefulness is over. Civil servants are placed there for a very long time, and I don't want characters like Van Jones and Anita Dunn established in positions where they can carry on the revolution from within the system.

Click here to read the CHCOC letter


Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Obama needs to purge the Republicans in his administration. Forget about the Civil Service.

Why don't they just rename themselves the "Tea Party" and be done with it?

When the grand old party was handed over to the lunatic fringe of American politics at their convention in the summer of 1964, it was only a matter of time before it was destroyed from within. Who would have thought it would take forty-five years for that to happen? Better late than ever, I suppose - but DAMN! Did they have to take the rest of us down with them?

In his column in Monday's New York Times, the usually astute Paul Krugman ended that morning's piece with this rare (for him) clunker:

"The point is that the takeover of the Republican Party by the irrational right is no laughing matter. Something unprecedented is happening here - and it's very bad for America."

No, Paul! BAD PAUL! What is happening here is very good for America! Can't you see? The Republican Party - the party of Strom Thurmond, Jerry Fallwell, Jesse Helms and Ronald Reagan - IS IN THE PROCESS OF COMMITTING SUICIDE! There is no other way to describe what is now happening to them! Paul Krugman, I admire you as much as any writer I can think of - but you must understand that this will not be "very bad for America". Trust me on this one, okay? Good Paul!

The implosion continues....

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Mario M. said...

I am one of those whom you consider "fringe." For eight years the left was complaining about the potential for violations of our liberties because of the Patriot Act. Today the left is completely silent as a sixth of our economy is about to be taken over by the government.

Democrat representatives are voting for bills thousand of pages long without reading them, and the cowards in the media are afraid to ask questions.

Political correctness is permitting a Muslim fanatic to become a major in the US Army. The president surrounds himself with radicals and we are the fanatics.

Finally, I am touched by how concerned left-wingers who have never voted for a Republican are suddenly concerned about the takeover of the Republican Party.