While there probably are many good people within the federal government, anyone whose had to have any customer service interactions with the others could come to the conclusion that way-too-many are there just for the paycheck, in some cases do their “20” so they can retire with a taxpayer-funded pension, and are outspoken liberals who believe their job is to further the policies of the Democrat party.
We personally know many federal government employees who endure the verbal “Fuck Republicans!” outbursts of Democrats in the workplace, and for many years have had to keep their mouths shut because we all know how petty and vindictive liberals can be. They would have no problem ridding themselves of any conservative presence in their workplace, even if that meant making Republicans lose their livelihoods.
Now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the shoe is on the other foot as he has no problem cleaning house when it comes to those within the #DeepState who believe it’s free speech to “resist” the boss.
And we all wonder where the “leaks” are coming from….
Tell us ONE job in the real world where one could talk shit about the boss and expect to remain employed very long? Let’s not even get into what would happen to soldiers that attempted to “resist” their Commanding Officer.
“There’s a real frustration among many — including from the president — that things aren’t going as smoothly as one had hoped,” said one senior administration official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. “Reince, fairly or not, is likely to take the blame and take the fault for that.”
“It’s sheer incompetence,” said another White House official. “There’s a lack of management, and a lack of strategy.”
— Politico, 3/5/17
We’re now hearing all the horror stories of federal government employees who’ve been so traumatized by the Trump victory, they’ve formed support groups so they can commiserate and plan.
At a church in Columbia Heights last weekend, dozens of federal workers attended a support group for civil servants seeking a forum to discuss their opposition to the Trump administration. And 180 federal employees have signed up for a workshop next weekend, where experts will offer advice on workers’ rights and how they can express civil disobedience.
The resistance is so early, so widespread and so deeply felt that it has officials worrying about paralysis and overt refusals by workers to do their jobs.
— Washington Post, 1/31/17
And some are using technology to keep their insubordination a little more stealth. While we’re past tired of repeating this, imagine the screech from the left if George W. Bush staffers conducted themselves in the manner Barack Obama/federal employees are “resisting” now?
Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.
Fearing for their jobs, the employees began communicating incognito using the app Signal shortly after Trump’s inauguration. Signal, like WhatsApp and other mobile phone software, encrypts all communications, making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to them.
— Politico, 2/2/17
Using a relic from the Vietnam War, employees at the State Department are utilizing the “Dissent Channel” to voice their disapproval of the President’s first executive order on “extreme vetting”.
From AFSA: What You Need To Know When You Disagree With U.S. Policy
Dissent Channel: The State Department’s internal dissent channel, covered in 2 FAM 070, states that the State Department may not punish an employee who uses the dissent channel. It also prohibits raters and reviewers from negatively mentioning an employee’s use of the dissent channel when writing said employee’s EER. The Foreign Service promotion precepts explicitly recognize appropriate dissent as a positive factor to be considered when reviewing employees for promotion.
— USAID Alumni Association, 1/31/17
For decades, unelected liberals could (through added rules and regulations) circumvent the legislative process and pretty much inflict whatever policies they believed in on the American people. President Trump is tearing their world up, the left is freaking out from their inability to stop him, and chances are good this is where a lot of those leaks from “anonymous sources” are coming from.
Dissent at the U.S. State Department: Why Trump Should Welcome It
It was precisely in order to avoid that sort of stark choice that the State Department’s dissent channel was first established. Created during the Vietnam War, when many Foreign Service officers understandably had grave misgivings about U.S. foreign policy, it offered a way for them to speak their minds while continuing to serve their country. Since then, the dissent channel, at its best, has been a source of creativity and open thinking inside the bureaucracy, allowing diplomats to question widespread assumptions and challenge ideological stances from within.
— Foreign Affairs (published by the Council on Foreign Relations), 2/3/17
Working for an inflated paycheck from the federal government is NOT a right. If the #DeepState doesn’t like the new direction the “shitty” American people decided they wanted the federal government to go in, they should quit and survive in the world they created for the rest of us to live in (or the world they’ve been shaping for decades).
Or, maybe that’s the real problem?
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