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Obama: Vast Majority of Federal Employees Are Not Boneheads
GovExec ^ | 6/27/14

Posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by LibWhacker

President Obama declared Thursday that 99 percent of federal employees are not boneheads.

"Are there some federal workers who do some boneheaded things? Absolutely,” Obama said at a town hall meeting in Minneapolis, Politico reported

The president recalled something that former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told him: “One thing you should know, Mr. President, is that at any given moment on any given day, somebody in the federal government is screwing up.” That, said Obama, is "is true because there are 2 million employees … If 99 percent of the folks are doing the right thing and only 1 percent aren’t, that’s still a lot of people.”

Gates' remarks clearly made an impression on Obama. In Sept. 2012, he also noted publicly that "at any moment in the federal government, there will be people who do dumb things."

The 1 percent principle of boneheadedness probably puts the federal government on par with any other large organization. Of course, it also means that at any particular point in time, in some corner of government, somebody is doing something like pooping in the hallway.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: boneheads; employees; federal; obama

1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Obama: Vast Majority of Federal Employees Are Not Boneheads

I'd like a moment for rebuttal.

2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:13:09 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: LibWhacker

Can someone prove it? We have lots of evidence to the contrary.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:13:15 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: LibWhacker

> Obama: Vast Majority of Federal Employees Are Not Boneheads
Just the democRAT ones.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:13:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: LibWhacker

No, they are incompetent dumb-f*cks.

And many are just plain crooks.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: LibWhacker

Bad drivers don’t know they are bad drivers.

Stupid people don’t know they are stupid


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: LibWhacker

That hasn’t been my experience.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:48 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Veggie Todd

So he’s admitting that the 1%ers at the top of the government food chain are doing the boneheaded actions.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: LibWhacker

Well, that statement assures me that 99% are making a bad name for the 1% who aren’t...


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: LibWhacker

We’ve come a long way from not a smidgen of corruption.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: LibWhacker
Vast majority = 51-52%

OK, so 48-49% of Federal employees ARE boneheads.

11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: LibWhacker
Obama's Capitalizing on the ONE PERCENT..."meme"??

When you log off Free Republic:

You will remember any of this

You will not remember reading the article

You will not remember posting the article




12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:17:52 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: LibWhacker

Do boneheads plead the 5th, destroy evidence and lie under oath? Or do criminals?


13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:38 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: LibWhacker

So now “our fearless leader” has a new title??

“The Bone(hea)d Queer In Charge”?


14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:21:20 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: LibWhacker

O is a commie who supports a caliphate...that’s all it takes


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:21:47 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: MeshugeMikey

LOL, it worked!


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: eCSMaster

“Vast majority = 51-52%

OK, so 48-49% of Federal employees ARE boneheads.”

However, 100% of Federal Gubment employees are “Trough Feeders”.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: LibWhacker

I notice he isn’t claiming they aren’t sociopaths.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:23:01 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: LibWhacker

Apparently, obamA has never talked to a federal employee


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:16 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: LibWhacker

This is nothing but his attempt to downplay/soften the scandals.

“These weren’t partisan nefarious acts. They were just a bunch of dumb mistakes committed by boneheads.”

Nice try!


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: LibWhacker

A bone head is a dick heat on a possume! O’ eyes are black. Hair has white around the eyes. Nuffisaid!


21 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by primatreat ("I suffer too" .My Obamacare medical plan ($380/month) being taken out of MY SSI check SUCKS!)
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To: nhwingut

Good point! One percent are boneheads. That leaves open the possibility that the other 99% are criminals.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 9:25:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
These straw man arguments are getting pathetic. What is the purpose of him saying this? Who even said that all government employees are “bonehead”? Is this in response to the IRS scandal? No one is claiming Louis Lerner is a “bonehead.” Rather, they are claiming she is a partisan schemer who did illegal things. Or is he honestly addressing the issue of people defecating in the halls at the EPA? If he is, he's pathetic.
23 posted on 06/27/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Terry L Smith

- tippy-toe thru the sandtraps


24 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: LibWhacker

Name one.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:12 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: LibWhacker

The moron at the head of it certainly is a bonehead.

Like Dennis Miller, I see no basis for the claims that Obama is “brilliant”.

I’m not as easily impressed as the clowns in the lamestream media, who identify each other by sniffing each other’s diplomas the way dogs sniff each others asses.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by Yankee (My President is a Fascist)
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To: Veggie Todd

Obama: Vast Majority of Federal Employees Are Not Boneheads

If you count the all the low level people who mean well and are tryign despite the psychopathic upper level management who are grafting at the top, then YES, barry;s staement is technically correct....

Vast majority defined as 51%, I could see that, the problem is that the well meaning but trapped at the bottom because they actually try to do their job usually quit in disgust at some point while the really power hungry bastards who lie will move to the top like the VA people at the top who decided they deserve a bonus.

Also if you count the Millitary as Federal Employees as well then the Majority of Federal Employees are most certainly NOT BONEHEADS...

The MINORITY of Federal Employees are most certainly BONEHEADS, those being the leadership class in the upper levels of Government agencies and Millitary Generals that Obama hasn’t fired because they tow his party line...


27 posted on 06/27/2014 9:28:37 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: LibWhacker

Worthless blood sucking leaches lwatching the clock, doing as little as possible til retirement is more honest.


28 posted on 06/27/2014 9:29:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Yankee
Like Dennis Miller, I see no basis for the claims that Obama is “brilliant”.

Boy, you can say that again! You've got to wonder about someone who would say Obama is brilliant in the same way you would wonder about someone who said they were Napoleon.

29 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:19 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: GladesGuru

Barry probably counted Millitary Members as Federal Employess in his mind when he made this statement....

Which means technically he is correct...

So then 49% - 10%, especially those in leadership of federal Agencies are most certainly boneheaded beer-o-craps....


30 posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: mom.mom

Do historical figures count?


31 posted on 06/27/2014 9:33:04 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I wonder if Repubs/Tea Partiers even get hired at all?


32 posted on 06/27/2014 9:33:55 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: LibWhacker
Obama has used a trick known in politics for a long time.

At first blame the person who was in the job before you. It was all Bush's fault!

Then blame it on your staff. I would have never said ObamaCare was great if I had known what a disaster this Computer website was going to be. The FBI/ATF were not careful enough in Fast & Furious. Lack of security at Benghazi was a mistake. The IRS/Tea Party thing was some rouge agents in Cincinnati. Well it was the defense Secretary who was really responsible for the exchange of prisoners with the terrorists. I didn't know that those running the VA were actually killing people with their neglect, I will seek the resignation of a scape-goat.

He wore out the Blame Bush line. He now understands that “his administrations nearly continuous failures” have worn out the blame his staff line.

Now some of the staff are no longer hiding the Administrations sins. If that continues, things will be leaked to the media of such an explosive nature, that the media might actually publish them. The Big Zero needs to make nice with his staff. It is long overdue, but hopefully the government employees will see through this.

33 posted on 06/27/2014 9:35:06 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Veggie Todd

Are boneheads ever punished?


34 posted on 06/27/2014 9:37:10 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Veggie Todd
I'd like a moment for rebuttal.

You're going to need more time.

35 posted on 06/27/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: LibWhacker

Yeah, the ones that aren’t stupid are evil.


36 posted on 06/27/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LibWhacker

so by the limp-wristed facist’s assessment, at any given time 20,000 federal workers are screwing up


37 posted on 06/27/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: LibWhacker

Coming from a complete bonehead, I find the message less than reassuring.


38 posted on 06/27/2014 9:42:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: LibWhacker

Wrong again


39 posted on 06/27/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Veggie Todd
What an absolutely stupid thing to say. A setup for the few hundred about to be targets of a grand jury and selective prosecution by Eric the Red.

Obama is going to purge the stupid from the gift of his tyranny.

40 posted on 06/27/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: LibWhacker

The flip side is that he knows at least a portion of federal workers are boneheads and has no plan for dealing with the problem.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: LibWhacker

Obama is not part of that 99% he speaks of.


42 posted on 06/27/2014 9:55:17 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: LibWhacker

How about parasites, leeches, carbuncles, barnacles, fungi, ticks, lice, fleas, mites…..


43 posted on 06/27/2014 10:03:38 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: LibWhacker

44 posted on 06/27/2014 10:05:47 AM PDT by redleghunter (But let your word 'yes be 'yes,' and your 'no be 'no.' Anything more than this is from the evil one.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Just the leadership


45 posted on 06/27/2014 10:06:12 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: LibWhacker
One thing is certain. Enough of the are to give the rest of us a bad name...

Proudly supporting the war fighter for almost 25 years

46 posted on 06/27/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: LibWhacker

The 1 percent must be the only ones working.


47 posted on 06/27/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT by C.O. Correspondence (Most bad government has grown out of too much government. . Tommy J)
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To: C.O. Correspondence

If Obama said it, its probably not true


48 posted on 06/27/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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