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Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence'
NewsBusters ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/11/2011 8:51:00 AM PDT by mandaladon

In a "Joy Behar Show" segment scheduled to be aired on HLN Friday, singer Harry Belafonte attacked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in potentially the most disgraceful manner of any media member to date.

While his host and others on the set laughed, Belafonte called Cain "a bad apple" that was "so denied intelligence...I don’t think prayers were created for him" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JOY BEHAR, HOST: Now, let me interrupt you for a second, because now you have someone like Herman Cain.

HARRY BELAFONTE: Who?

BEHAR: Herman Cain?

BELAFONTE: Herman Cain?

BEHAR: You know who he is. [Laughs] And he doesn’t believe that racism holds anyone back in any way now. I mean, you know, what do you think about that statement?

BELAFONTE: Well, you know, it’s very hard to comment on somebody who is so denied intelligence…

[LAUGHTER FROM BEHAR AND OTHERS IN THE STUDIO]

BELAFONTE: … and certainly someone who is as denied a view of history such as he reveals. He knows very little. Because he happened to have had good fortune hit him, because he happened to have had a moment when he broke through, the moment someone blinked, does not make him the authority on the plight of people of color. […]

BELAFONTE: I just want to make this observation about Herman Cain. The Republican Party, the Tea Party, all those forces to the extreme right have consistently tried to come up with representation for what they call black, what they call the real negroes, and try to push these images as the kinds of voices that America should be living through. So we got Condoleezza Rice, we got Colin Powell. I know they’re heroes for some people, but for a lot of us they’re not.

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BEHAR: No. I don’t think he has a prayer anyway in the election actually.

BELAFONTE: I don’t think prayers were created for him....................I thought liberals didn't believe in praying.

1 posted on 10/11/2011 8:51:04 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

“Day O!
My achin’ cornho’.

“Daylight come and
I’m still a homo.”

Harry Belafonte

Thank you. Thank you very much.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 8:54:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: mandaladon

oh boy....wisdom from the other “Calypso Louie”


3 posted on 10/11/2011 8:55:24 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: mandaladon

Herman Cain is the libs’ worst nightmare. A conservative, intelligent Black American who left the liberal plantation and believes in self-reliance and hard work. If Herman is the nominee, he will be savaged by the left perhaps worse than Palin was.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 8:55:48 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: mandaladon

Herman is giving the liberal idiots a major headache. Judging by the nasty attacks from the liberals. They are afraid of this man.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

“good fortune hit him.”

He worked hard for it you has-been, lap dog of the Dems.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 8:56:04 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

The left better be careful. All this bad-mouthing Cain, a self-made black American, could backfire on them.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 8:56:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon

“I don’t think prayers were created for him.”

Not only is Day-O-Fonte a senile old f@rt, but now he thinks he’s G-d.


8 posted on 10/11/2011 8:56:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: mandaladon
There's a belief among a great number of Democrats that ALL success depends on THE BIG MAN giving you a break or just dumb luck.

I had a boss like that. I had worked my tail off for a couple of years reworking some serious regulations (involving the biggest most important customers and most of a billion bucks), and getting everything lined up for an appropriate rate change ~ and this guy said to me "You were just lucky. Anyone else here could have gotten that assignment."

Obviously the boss was wrong. I'd created the assignment and not another guy in the shop was interested in working on it ~ not even the boss.

An awful lot of Democrats are untrustworthy people because of that stupid belief of theirs.

9 posted on 10/11/2011 8:56:20 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mandaladon

It’s not going to work....It’s not going to work. The libs are in for a monumental defeat!...


10 posted on 10/11/2011 8:56:35 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mandaladon

Spoken by a man who’s claim to fame is a 55 year old calypso record featuring bad grammar.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 8:57:00 AM PDT by shibumi (Oh baby, Lilly Munster. Ain't got nothing on you.)
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To: mandaladon

The left is so used to using the rhetoric of race hate to silence opponents, that they don’t know how to handle it when it is thrown back at them.

Cain using Plantation Rhetoric against Dems is Pure GENIUS.


12 posted on 10/11/2011 8:57:25 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: mandaladon
Belafonte is happy to be on the plantation and Behar is happy to have him and all other blacks on there with him.

Makes her life simpler ~ hair on Monday, nails on tuesday, housekeepers on Wednesday, wine shopping on Thursday, and catered dinner for 8 on Friday.

13 posted on 10/11/2011 8:57:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mandaladon
Denied intelligence, eh? Hmmm ... Herman Cain got a BA in Math from Morehouse. Then he got a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue. He also worked in ballistics for the Navy. Belefonte took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York.

Who's been denied intelligence, Mr. Belefonte?

14 posted on 10/11/2011 8:58:31 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mandaladon

Actual rocket scientist, very good business man, computer guy, vs a race bating used to be singer currently a nothing.


15 posted on 10/11/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: mandaladon

Harry Belafonte... just another Paul Robeson useful idiot for the Communist left.


16 posted on 10/11/2011 8:59:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: mandaladon

“So we got Condoleezza Rice, we got Colin Powell. I know they’re heroes for some people, but for a lot of us they’re not.”

Basically, any black who plays by the rules and succeeds based on their merits instead of their skin color is not a hero to progressives and black “leaders” who would far prefer to create a permanent underclass dependent on the federal teat.


17 posted on 10/11/2011 9:00:41 AM PDT by DrC
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To: mandaladon
Herman Cain to Harry Belafonte: I Left the Plantation a Long Time Ago [VIDEO]
Herman Cain responded to the attacks by far left pro-Castro activist Harry Belafonte tonight on Hannity: "I left the plantation a long time ago."

Cain: Effort to 'Intimidate Me' Will Not Succeed
Presidential candidate Herman Cain struck back at black leaders who criticized him as callous toward the poor and ignorant of history, saying he will not allow people who "don't want black people to think for themselves" to try and "intimidate" him into keeping silent.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 9:02:52 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Does Belafonte have the intelligence to earn a degree in mathematics? I don’t think so.


19 posted on 10/11/2011 9:04:05 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mandaladon

The only one with intelligence in that conversation was the absentee Cain. Belefonte and Behar are so open minded their brains long ago floated away. They couldn’t count to ten between the two of them. Behar is so stupid, she stopped at a stop sign and waited for it to say go! She is so stupid she got locked in mattress store and slept on the floor.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 9:04:08 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The left better be careful. All this bad-mouthing Cain, a self-made black American, could backfire on them.

Bingo!

I think it finally backfired on them with Palin when they reached a certain level. The just looked petty. The difference with Cain (no disrespect to Palin here) is that Cain's acheivements in life are so easily understood.

Cain got lucky? He has a degree in math, what part about that is lucky? He turned around several businesses, what partof that is lucky?

21 posted on 10/11/2011 9:06:04 AM PDT by Brookhaven (999 Tax Calculator: http://goo.gl/AHsjH)
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To: muawiyah

“Makes her life simpler ~ hair on Monday, nails on tuesday, housekeepers on Wednesday, wine shopping on Thursday, and catered dinner for 8 on Friday.”

You’ve perfectly described the liberal mindset! BRAVO!!!


22 posted on 10/11/2011 9:06:58 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Be careful for what you wish for and choose wisely.)
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To: ThomasMore

Belafonte is so stupid he couldn’t count to 21 unless he was naked.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 9:08:18 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: mandaladon

Denied of intelligence??? Below is Cain’s bio:

Here’s his bio:
* Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
* Master’s degree in Computer Science.
* Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics
* Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.
* VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation). All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he reached the top of the information systems world,
he changed careers!
* Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets.
After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers.
* Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.
* In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry.
* He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from
the non-politician side. Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again!
* Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
* Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed
him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system. After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time!
* Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader, CEO of Self, Leadership is Common Sense, and They Think You’re Stupid.
* Radio Host. Around 2007, after a remarkable 40 year career, he started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).

He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his accomplishments in his life including reaching the top of three unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and banking”.

STACK THAT UP AGAINST THE ‘COMMUNITY ORGANIZER’....
Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century.


24 posted on 10/11/2011 9:08:18 AM PDT by PORD (People Of Right & Duty!)
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To: mandaladon

Mama look at Bubu, you suck.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: mandaladon

Hey, Harry: Daylight has come, and it’s time for you to go home.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: mandaladon

Belafonte? Prayers? To whom or what? Karl Marx? Moloch? Something even more hideous? I wouldn’t be surprised if he prayed to Cthulhu.


27 posted on 10/11/2011 9:14:55 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ThomasMore

No, Behar is so stupid she once waited for a stop sign to turn green.

Or is that the definition of a stoned driver?

;^)


28 posted on 10/11/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: mandaladon

I’d like to smack them both for just those comments alone.

But 0bama walks on water...such bs.


29 posted on 10/11/2011 9:17:11 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Behar & Bellafonte, they should take their act on the road, in some other country!!!!


30 posted on 10/11/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: mandaladon
Go back to the 60's, Harry. Clearly, you are stuck there.
31 posted on 10/11/2011 9:18:42 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Looking forward to kicking Chicago out of Washington.)
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To: PORD
As was said elsewhere, "Oh, another liberal calling a conservative 'dumb'"

32 posted on 10/11/2011 9:19:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: muawiyah

“...An awful lot of Democrats are untrustworthy people because of that stupid belief of theirs...”

Liberals in general are like that. Because when they base their lifeview on envy, jealousy of what others have, hatred toward any other view but their own, and anger at everything and everyone that disagrees with them, how can they possibly be trustworthy?

Hell, how can a person like that even be LIKEABLE?


33 posted on 10/11/2011 9:24:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: mandaladon

Not all blacks are treasonist sacks of sh*t who had one hit song in 1956, and thinks he’s somehow qualified to muse about his insane leftist views.


34 posted on 10/11/2011 9:26:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: mandaladon

So a washed up lounge singer is commenting on the intelligence of the former head of the Kansas City federal reserve? Really?


35 posted on 10/11/2011 9:28:58 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: mandaladon

but if we say the same thing about Obummer, we are racists.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 9:31:42 AM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Signalman
What I see is very tentative criticism. You know libs have a huge problem on their hands when they have to roll out someone like Belefonte to play the race card.

There was a book written maybe 40 years ago, Black Like Me, that may serve as a lesson. Black critics are claiming Cain is not Black like them. In fact he's as Black as any Black from the point of his life and experience. The difference is that Cain did not buy into the "poor is me" rhetoric that has been used to marginalize, demotivate and keep Blacks dependent on someone or something other than themselves.

I'm waiting for Bill Cosby to endorse Cain. They've both upset liberals who would prefer to keep Blacks dependent.

37 posted on 10/11/2011 9:33:17 AM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: MrB

Indeed, and as always, where’s BHO’s bio???


38 posted on 10/11/2011 9:33:56 AM PDT by PORD (People Of Right & Duty!)
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To: mandaladon

“So denied intelligence?”

Let’s see a$$hole, between Herman Cain and Harry Belafonte, who has a Masters in Computer Science from Perdue?

Cain.

Who has a BS in Math from Morehouse?

Cain.

Who turned around companies, saving jobs in the process?

Cain.

Who had one shitty hit song 45 years ago and turned into a complete douchebag?

Well, Harry, I guess you win that one.


39 posted on 10/11/2011 9:35:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Hey Mister Taliban, tally me Obama
Daylight come, and he never at home...

He don' like work, 'cause he want to play
Daylight come, an' he wanna get stoned
He make de speech an' the lib-er-als pay
Gay rights come, now' he gonna get blown

Hey - "O", Hey-ay-ay "O":
Election night come, an' you gonna get owned.

40 posted on 10/11/2011 9:36:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mandaladon

I believe this was almost verbatim what the NAZI spokesmen in Adolf’s Germany told the masses - the people who are not like us are dumb, uneducated, dirty, forgotten their history, blah blah blah.

It is strikingly awesome to see how close the Democratic party is coming to Hitler’s NAZI regime. The “Occupy” crowd is now marching to the homes of the ‘enemies’. How soon before they start locking people up or taking pot shots at those who will not bend to their will?

To those on the left - you are, in all honesty, the NAZIs of today. You do not practice tolerance, you practice intolerance. You do not strive to improve the lives of people, you strive to have the government do it so you don’t have to be bothered. And in the back of your mind, you know that you would like to kill or imprison anyone who does not ‘see’ things your way. You’re a spoiled child - just like Adolf. Your ways do not work and only spread misery. And we will fight you tooth and nail to make sure the misery you offer does not sweep our country into Gas Chambers.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT by dannyboy72a (the circuit is closing)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Harry Bellafonte?

Who’s that?

The irony of these two dumb birds calling Cain stupid ...my, oh my.


42 posted on 10/11/2011 9:43:55 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: mandaladon

Oh yeah, like I really care about the ranting of a third-rate, low-talent, lounge lizard. Head for Venezuela and move in with your favorite dictator you POS.

FUBO & FAD


43 posted on 10/11/2011 9:53:49 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: mandaladon
Well, you know, it’s very hard to comment on somebody who is so denied intelligence…

So typical of a smug, pretentious leftist. Limbaugh has said for awhile that most racism is on the left, particularly among leftist blacks. I admit I sort of discounted his comments as hyperbole until these recent attacks on Cain by Sharpton, Belafonte, Morgan Freeman, Samuel Jackson. Absolutely astonishing.

44 posted on 10/11/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT by opus86
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To: mandaladon

Behar is one vile racist.


45 posted on 10/11/2011 10:12:43 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: mandaladon

Harry needs to go back to counting bananas.


46 posted on 10/11/2011 10:13:56 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: RockinRight
Let’s see a$$hole, between Herman Cain and Harry Belafonte, who has a Masters in Computer Science from Perdue?

Cain.

Who has a BS in Math from Morehouse?

Cain.

Who turned around companies, saving jobs in the process?

Cain.

Who had one shitty hit song 45 years ago and turned into a complete douchebag?

Well, Harry, I guess you win that one.

Bears reposting...Nicely summarized.

47 posted on 10/11/2011 10:16:35 AM PDT by opus86
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To: opus86

Thanks!

BTW it was 55 years ago,in 1956, that the Banana Boat Song was released - gotta correct my own math.


48 posted on 10/11/2011 10:18:17 AM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: mandaladon

As a child, I liked Belafonte’s Calypso Music.

Then I heard a travesty of an album called “Blues Boasters and Ballads”, and I knew RIGHT THEN, at the tender age of 8, that this guy was a big fat phony.

How many Blues aficionados have THAT turkey in their collection? hahahaha


49 posted on 10/11/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: muawiyah

Same here. Back in my more naive days of working for the government, I managed the largest budget and the programs that needed the most attention but it was always the staff who failed at every turn who were praised. I still have a letter of commendation from other workers who saw what game the bosses were playing. It was so obvious that I’d get calls from medium level supervisors from other regions but soon this reward the dregs mentality became widespread. Then Reagan came into office and cut programs. Some of us saw the writing on the wall and found new jobs before getting replaced by the do-nothings. My replacement was a guy who hadn’t been to work for a month and never called in to let anyone know if he was coming back, sick, or what.


50 posted on 10/11/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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