Welcome to the real world, government workers.
Finally civil service folks have the same opportunity as the rest of us to live with scary workplace uncertainty, where longevity and survival depend on our performance.
Civil Servants Sweating Bullets Now That Trump is in Charge
Now that Donald Trump is in the White House, civil servants are sweating bullets and for the first time in a long time, are worried about keeping their jobs. The New York Times says federal workers have been “shaken by the Trump transition” and are filled with “a sense of dread.” (cue the Jaws music):
It seems President Trump is only part of a global phenomenon – and high time.
Here’s a startling fact: There have been eight leaders of the British Labour Party in the past 40 years. Seven of them failed to win a single general election. The exception, Tony Blair, was a Labour politician only in the most technical sense. Leftists saw him as a disguised conservative, a cuckoo in the nest. To this day, Labour activists use Blairite as the worst of insults, viler even than Tory.
Let’s widen the camera shot a little. All over Europe, traditional parties of the Center-Left have been losing badly. As I write, opinion polls show the French Socialists in fourth place, the Dutch Labour Party in seventh. Greece’s PASOK, the leading party since the early 1980s, is now polling at 7 percent. Spain’s PSOE, which had a comfortable majority as recently as 10 years ago, has been displaced by the more radical Podemos. Social Democrats in former communist countries, such as Poland and Hungary, have, if anything, fared even worse.
What is going on? The immediate explanation is clear enough. The established parties of the Center-Left backed the merger of Europe’s currencies in the 1990s. As the euro brought poverty to the south and tax increases to the north, voters turned against the politicians whose fingerprints were on the murder weapon.
David Horowitz Attacked During Senatorial Witch-Hunt of Jeff Sessions
In a press release expressing concern over the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions, the Alliance for Justice has made a series of false and reckless claims against the David Horowitz Freedom Center as a basis for its opposition to the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States..
As he leaves office, Obama has rightly earned the title as worst president in U.S. history. Jimmy Carter must be immensely grateful to finally be able to relinquish the mantle.
President-elect Trump probably feels a little like the poor guy who follows along after the parade with the pooper scooper to clean up the horse droppings.
Perfidious: treacherous, duplicitous, deceitful, disloyal, faithless, unfaithful, traitorous, treasonous, false, false-hearted, double-dealing, two-faced, Janus-faced, untrustworthy
Yep. That’s our boy king.
Perfidious Obama’s Last Betrayal
Obama is not just pro-Palestinian, he is anti-Israel. Set aside the issue of whether he and Kerry are anti-Semitic. They probably are. More importantly, to the narcissistic Obama, opposition to Israel and Netanyahu is a very personal fight.
Obama has always seen his presidency as a vehicle for the accommodation of Islamic nations. This is the president who ordered his director of NASA to make his primary mission an outreach to the Islamic world, rather than other planets. In his June 2009 speech in Cairo, Obama told the Islamic world that part of the job of America’s president is to fight against negative stereotypes of Muslims. There was no mention of the need to fight against Islamic nations’ aggression against our allies.