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IG Report indicates politically motivated harassment at State

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    Inspector general finds politically motivated harassment at State Department

    Some officials have been removed or have had most of their responsibilities taken away. About 50 others have left due to the management style.

    I wonder if this is how purges begin, targeting and removing those considered "disloyal." Could this be just a couple of crackpots acting on their own, or could there be higher-ups involved in this kind of harassment? I wonder if it's happening in other departments and agencies.
     
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  2. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    What should we expect from their leader who demands that loyalty to him be #1? This is what autocrats do, so we should be surprised?
     
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  3. shmogie

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    I remember that when I retired, my replacement " purged ¨ the upper level managers I had appointed, and replaced them with his own appointeeś .

    His excuse was that they had been so thoroughly ¨ indoctrinated ¨ in my approach to policing, and his ideas were so radically different, he didn´t believe they would support what he wanted to do.

    He lasted all of a year.

    I understand why this stuff happens, I don´t agree with it.

    There can be no doubts that the government is run by entrenched bureaucrats that cannot be fired.

    It is truly a mess.
     
  4. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Why should it come as a surprise that any President of the United States would want his people in his State Department...duhh...
     
  5. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    And this fascist President wants and demands only those who toady to him and do his political whims rather than act in the best interest of the US. Duhh and again duhh.
     
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  6. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Dude! That holds true in all administrations! Even if what you're saying wasn't partisan garbage, why wouldn't the President want people around him that was loyal? BTW, the elected President IS in the best interest of the US...
     
  7. Shad

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    That is due to appointees becoming civil servants after the appointment terms have passed. So people that were only appointed can be evaluated based on merit. An appoint can be made for political gain or "returning the favour" to specific donors/supporters. Obama used OPM for it just like every POTUS before him until the 70s

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management - www.OPM.gov
     
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