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Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From Civil Service

How many more bits of evidence do the American people need to have to come to grips with the fact that Obama, Stalin and Hitler are of the same spirit and totalitarian intent?

We better come to grips with the fact that simply purging Republicans from civil service will not be the only purge he commits.

Ultimately they will purge anyone who opposes Obama of their life, after they purge them of their wealth and property.

This is what Marxists do.

Better wake up folks and understand what we're dealing with here. Better start thinking like a Jew living in 1934 Nazi Germany after Hitler took power.

Because that is the way we need to think to survive this regime.

Obama Administration Intends to Purge Republicans From the Civil Service

“This is what happens in third world kleptocracies and totalitarian regimes.”

Remember how the Democrats reacted when the Bush Administration started replacing U.S. Attorneys? At least they were actually political appointees employed at the will and whim of the President.


Via Instapundit comes word that the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to purge the federal government of Republican civil servants all in the name of purify the federal bureaucracy.

You can read the OPM memo here.

It is a typical Washington process that many political appointees are able to take jobs within the civil service once their political appointment expires — usually at the conclusion of one administration. What often happens as well is Congressional staffers, before an election or shortly thereafter, will move over to the Executive Branch placed into the civil service, in effect, by appointment.

So, for example, when George Bush became President in 2001, a number of Clinton political appointees became civil service employees. As a result, they became subject to civil service hiring and firing rules, which meant they could no longer be replaced simply for having been a Democratic appointee.

Barack Obama is changing that. He intends to purge all Republicans from the federal bureaucracy retroactive to five years ago.

Under his new rules, made retroactive for five years, the Office of Personnel Management will examine civil service employees who got their start as political appointees in the Bush administration and terminate those employees. The order is retroactive to 2004, that moment when a number of Republican congressional staffers and others sought to embed into the second Bush administration right after the election.

According to John Berry, the Director of OPM:



The memorandum goes on to apply this change to civil servants who were political appointees in the last five years, in effect freezing these employees out of other positions, denying them promotions, and forcing them out of their jobs.

No one is allowed to stand in the way of Barack Obama’s agenda, including his own bureaucracy. This is what happens in third world kleptocracies and totalitarian regimes.

This is scary stuff.

Just for perspective: remember the Democrats threatened to throw Bush administration people in jail for firing United States Attorneys who happened to be Democrats. In that case, it was clear as crystal that U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President and he can fire them whenever he wants. In this case, these people are now civil service employees who do not serve at the pleasure of the President and cannot be fired just because they are Republicans. in fact, the law is very clear on that point.

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Not one place in that memo does it say anything about "purging republicans" from civil service. In fact, it states this in the memo:

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While political appointees may not be excluded from consideration for Federal jobs because of their political affiliation, they must not be given preference or special advantages.
And a link to the memo directly from the article you posted:
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Not one place in that memo does it say anything about "purging republicans" from civil service. In fact, it states this in the memo:

And a link to the memo directly from the article you posted:
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Now go put your tin foil hat back on.
Are you really stupid enough to think that the memo would say "purge"

Or are you just so blindly following obama you refuse to see what is happening..

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Are you really stupid enough to think that the memo would say "purge"

Or are you just so blindly following obama you refuse to see what is happening..
How can anyone be stupid enough to read that memo and twist it around to mean purging republicans from civil service?

Seriously, the article is no where close. Not by a long shot.

Did you even read the memo? Or did you just find the article, salivate all over it at it's great anti-democrat anti-Obama rhetoric, and then post it in every forum you could find, without even checking the validity of the article?

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Oh yes I read the memo & you are wrong but then again it's always Rampy being wrong when it comes to politics & stuff like this as far as you are concerned.

Guess all the "talking heads" that are also saying this is a purge like Rush, Beck & the rest of them are also wrong.....

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Actually the Bush administration had a long history of choosing civil servants based on their political standing and not their credentials. He did this to a high degree in the Justice Department and either intentionally or unintentionally it has protected him and Cheney most likely from actual jail time.

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So what you claim that Obama is doing, Bush already did.

And shock of horrors, you weren't here complaining about it then.

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Oh yes I read the memo & you are wrong but then again it's always Rampy being wrong when it comes to politics & stuff like this as far as you are concerned.

Guess all the "talking heads" that are also saying this is a purge like Rush, Beck & the rest of them are also wrong.....
Hey, Rampy. Here is the memo that you still haven't read:
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MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

FROM:

John Berry
Director

Subject:

Political Appointees and Career Civil Service Positions


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) carries out many important responsibilities for the President and the American people but none is more important than our statutory responsibility to ensure the best qualified candidates are selected for Federal jobs after fair and open competition. In light of the historical origins of the civil service system, OPM’s role as guardian of the merit system is especially important when a Federal agency selects a political appointee for a position in the civil service. While political appointees may not be excluded from consideration for Federal jobs because of their political affiliation, they must not be given preference or special advantages.

Pursuant to our oversight authority under 5 U.S.C. Section 1104(b)(2) and 5 CFR Section 5.2, OPM requires Federal agencies to seek our approval before selecting a political appointee for a competitive service position during a Presidential election year. OPM’s oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles and assures fair and open competition free from political influence. However, if the proposed civil service job is below the Senior Executive Service (SES) level, OPM’s review has been limited only to competitive service appointments and only those appointments that take place during a Presidential election year. In contrast, OPM conducts merit staffing reviews of proposed SES appointments whenever they occur.

I believe we must hold ourselves and the government to a higher standard, one that honors and supports the President’s strong commitment to a Government that is transparent and open. OPM’s responsibility to uphold the merit system is not limited to Presidential election years nor to competitive service appointments. That is why I am instituting a change in OPM policy with respect to hiring political appointees for civil service jobs.

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. OPM will review these proposed appointments to ensure they comply with merit system principles and applicable civil service laws. I have delegated decisionmaking authority over these matters to career Senior Executives at OPM to avoid any hint of political influence.

In no case may an agency make an appointment of the type described below without written authorization from OPM:


The appointment of a current political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch employee or a former political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch employee who held the position within the last five years to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under title 5 of the U.S. Code.
The appointment of a current Non-career SES Executive Branch employee or a former Non-career SES Executive Branch employee who held the position within the last five years to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under title 5 of the U.S. Code.
OPM will continue to conduct merit staffing reviews for all proposed career SES selections involving a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES political appointee before the SES selections are presented to OPM’s Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for certification of executive qualifications. Agencies should carefully review all proposed SES selections to ensure they meet merit system principles before such cases are forwarded to the QRB.

Any request to appoint a current or former political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position should be sent to the following address via e-mail or FAX with the information requested in the attached Pre-Appointment Checklists:

Marlene Lightburn
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Plaza of the Americas, 700 North Pearl Street
North Tower, Suite 525
Dallas, Texas 75201
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Phone (214) 880-4980
FAX (214) 880-4999

If you have any questions or need further information about the requirements established by this memorandum, please contact Jeffrey Sumberg, Deputy Associate Director, Center for Merit System Accountability, at 202-606-2786 or at [email protected].

Now... TELL ME EXACTLY WHERE IN THAT MEMO THAT IT STATES OBAMA WILL PURGE REPUBLICANS FROM CIVIL SERVICE!!!!

Tell me. Point out the exact text.

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