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The State Departmentís been fighting presidents since long before Trump
NY Post ^ | October 22 2019 | Betsy McCaughey

Posted on 10/22/2019 11:42:31 PM PDT by knighthawk

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To: knighthawk
Relocate the state department to Alaska.

All of it.

Tomorrow.

21 posted on 10/23/2019 4:48:03 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: knighthawk

I have extended family in the State Dept.
They thought Bush 41 and 43 were idiots but harmless.
They hated with a passion Reagan.
They also dislike most Ambassadors as brainless appointees.

The strangest thing was their hate of Silicon Valley engineers.
They were convinced we all worked 40hr work weeks, lived in luxury and had millions in stock options.

They really thought the world would end without the work they did.
What a laugh!


22 posted on 10/23/2019 5:22:46 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: knighthawk

US Diplomats of the Department of State have had a superiority complex for generations. Having dealt with them in the sixties on a number of matters, I reached the conclusion that they, as a group, really think everyone else is inferior to them - that were just uneducated and uninformed when in actuality they were the ones in the wrong.


23 posted on 10/23/2019 5:25:51 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: knighthawk

Except Obama...


24 posted on 10/23/2019 5:35:53 AM PDT by oil_dude
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To: chiller

“Combine State with CIA, FBI & friends and you have Deep State...plain as frickn’ day.”

You forgot DOJ, Treasury (IRS) and DNI.


25 posted on 10/23/2019 5:39:10 AM PDT by oil_dude
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To: knighthawk

Hard to believe all the things this lone President has accomplished and uncovered.

I remember when Condi Rice was SOS. She, quietly, without any ambition to change the corruption, admitted that the department was...not her word...unsalvageable. She virtually threw up her hands and went about her business.

It was so perverse, that maybe I would have done the same thing.


26 posted on 10/23/2019 5:46:44 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: dp0622

Since the ObamaCare process and their midnight votes.


28 posted on 10/23/2019 6:34:22 AM PDT by MattMusson (Sometimes the wind blows too much)
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To: knighthawk

It will never change until civil service laws are revised or better yet, abolished.


29 posted on 10/23/2019 6:59:35 AM PDT by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so terrible, so disgraceful, that the federal government can not make worse)
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To: dp0622
The house is becoming an INSULT to banana republics.

Partner, the DemonRat party is becoming unhinged right now and we love it.

The Democrats of today just "Hate this country with a passion".

What a "crock" having secretive meetings by the DemonRat party in Congress of all places. Here we thought that Congress is the People's House.

The Democrat party we hope loses big time in next year's presidential election year and President Trump wins in a landslide.

30 posted on 10/23/2019 9:52:35 AM PDT by TheConservativeTejano (God Bless Texas...)
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To: knighthawk

I worked with a guy who used to fly DC-3s in Laos during the war. Went all over that area. He had to get a accordion-type folder pasted into his passport and it was FULL.

He figured since he had visited all these places, he’d try for a job with the State Department while over there.

The guy hands him a form to fill out, which he does, and hands it in. The clerk takes one look at it and says “You obviously don’t follow instructions.” The DC-3 guy asks what he is talking about. The clerk says, “The instructions say to place an ‘X’ in the box and you used checkmarks.”

The DC-3 guy told the clerk that if they were THAT chickenshit, he wanted no part of them.

It sounds like that mentality is prevalent at State.


31 posted on 10/23/2019 2:53:22 PM PDT by Oatka
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To: PapaBear3625

“It’s long past time to eliminate civil service protections, and have the President, and the Secretary of State, be able to fire (and hire) at will.”

After every presidential election, every federal government worker from GS7 to the top level should have to submit a signed and dated resignation letter to the new president.

The new president would have the opportunity to accept or ignore these letters, whenever he/she/it decides that person should leave or to keep the employee.

If the president decides to accept the resignation, the employee is terminated and gets 4 weeks separation pay and any unused vacation. They are escorted from their office when the new president accepts their resignation letter.

The same rule would apply to any flag officer in the military.


32 posted on 10/23/2019 3:59:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The line that separated satire, Democrats and Stupidity has vanished. (thanks to jonascord)!)
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To: TheConservativeTejano

I don’t like the weasel words out of McConnell today.

I DONT TRUST the deep state OR anyone in congress.

And they DONT CARE that we know that we are not a free country anymore, not really.

They want Trump out and they are working on blackmailing enough Rs to make it happen.


33 posted on 10/23/2019 4:00:41 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: WWG1WWA

State serves the desires of the ruling establishment.

It has been said that J.F. Kennedy was assassinated because he thought he was the President of the United States.


34 posted on 10/23/2019 4:52:39 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Why are they called globalists? Because they want the whole world!)
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To: Nifster

I am reading “The Naked Communist”. Great book, everyone should read it.


35 posted on 10/23/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Why are they called globalists? Because they want the whole world!)
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To: Boomer

Do you know how many people work in the State Department?


36 posted on 10/23/2019 4:57:01 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Why are they called globalists? Because they want the whole world!)
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

They need to be reviewed every seven years like judges.


37 posted on 10/23/2019 5:07:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Why are they called globalists? Because they want the whole world!)
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To: cradle of freedom

Indeed


38 posted on 10/23/2019 5:36:38 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: knighthawk

State Department is full of Algier Hiss wannabees.


39 posted on 10/24/2019 2:30:46 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: dp0622

The only difference between McConnell and Rommney is that Mittens doesn’t sneak about to stab you in the back.


40 posted on 10/24/2019 7:14:16 AM PDT by damper99
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