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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
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1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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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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> 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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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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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

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