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Why Does the Government Hate Conservatives?

How did we think they'd react when we threatened to tear down all they know over some concept they've never even heard of — math?

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Frank J. Fleming

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June 16, 2013 - 12:02 am
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Also, we need to stop trying to put any sort of Republican in the White House. The last couple of elections have shown us that even the blandest, most watered-down Republican is an extreme threat to the government. The government wants an Obama — someone who will love and nourish it — and will fight tooth and nail against anyone else.

Once we take measures to not be threatening to the government, it should finally stop harassing us. And then maybe we can learn to live together in peace, simply paying the government whatever tribute it demands and abiding by whatever rules it decides to impose. And while we may witness the government committing some atrocities in the form of spending excesses and insane regulations, we will have to resist the urge to once again try to invade it and fix things. Because any future political attacks on the government will only give it reasons to come after us. So we’ll have to ignore the minor slights so we don’t anger it into lashing out in more extreme ways. Any attempts to reduce the government’s power will only make it worse — unless, you know, we completely obliterate it, reducing the government so much that it barely has any power over its citizens whatsoever.

Oh, actually, now that I think about it, I kind of like that obliteration option better than appeasement. Forget what I just wrote; instead let’s get a sledge hammer and smash apart this government until all those bureaucrats who think they can bully us are completely powerless to do anything but whine at deaf ears. Rubble don’t make trouble.

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Frank J. Fleming is the author of books such as "Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything," wrote the short story "Who Murdered the Dinosaurs?" at Liberty Island, writes columns for PJ Media and the New York Post, blogs at IMAO.us, and is a scientist (prove he's not).

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It's nice to have a little comic relief but unfortunately for our children and grandchildren this is deadly serious.

If you consider all of the groups who are more or less permanently disposed to vote for the progressive ideologues: government workers at all levels; most minority groups; all private sector union members: all those benefiting from entitlement programs (not including social security); all those with alternative or unorthodox lifestyles; all those cause crusaders who buy into the self-serving liberal schemes for dealing with them. . . you realize that this is a massive wave of change that is approaching (if not already past) the tipping point of 50% of our population. What we saw in 2008 and 2012 was probably pre-crest and we should not be surprised when some pathetically unsuitable character like Hillary Clinton gets swept into office in 2016 because of the momentum of these dynamics.

You only need look to California where this peaked many years ago and now have a full set of democratic clowns running a government that is careening toward a cliff at 200 mph (that would be in our bullet train except that the eco-extremist will not let the unions, urban planning nazis and politico-egos build it on time).

I don't want to spoil the mood on this nice Sunday - but when I look at what the Progressives have pulled off with huge piles of money from so may guilty and ultimately very dumb rich people and with the help of technologists like Google's Eric Schmidt - all I can say is "checkmate". It is going to take a long and messy swing of the pendulum before history reveals the truth and gives our society another shot at doing it right.
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I understand the sarcasm but your piece belies a fundamental misunderstanding of "the government," a misunderstanding you share with many other conservatives/Republicans. The vast majority of "bureaucrats," a term I'll use to describe all government employees no matter what their job, don't care what the government does or asks them to do; they just want their paycheck every two weeks and they'll do what they're told to do to get it - ANYTHING they're told to do. Just like Goldhagen's ordinary Germans, ordinary Americans working for government rarely give even the slightest thought to whether they should be doing what they're being asked to do. This attitude is especially pervasive at the level of those who interact directly with political appointee management and it is exacerbated by the fact that there are a LOT of ideological "sleepers" at this level. The "sleepers" are people with a real ideological agenda, almost always a leftist agenda, who've chosen to work their way through the bureaucracy to get to these supervisory and lower-level management positions. They're more prevalent in the heavily federally funded agencies in state governments where they imitate and live off their Democrat constituent federal funding agencies like DHSS, Labor, EPA, etc., but you can find them everywhere in government. The "a degree" minimum qualification for so many government jobs has made zillions of sinecures for ideologues with "Studies" degrees in government at all levels. Bill Clinton shrewdly took advantage of Republican porking proclivities to use federal grant and contract funding to set up all sorts of Democrat "sleeper cells" inside government at all levels and GWB did nothing about it. Republican governors REALLY ought to look at what the federal funds their states accept actually pay for. Hint: they don't pay for things Republicans like. Even the transportation and capital projects federal funding all goes to union contractors and union labor; they don't vote Republican.

The part of the piece that is correct is that it is not in a government employee's interest to vote for a Republican, even if they might agree with the Republican on most issues. It is easy for government employee unions to get government employees to vote Democrat because Republicans threaten their jobs because so many Republicans do in fact threaten their jobs. There are some at the managerial level, both career and appointee, who for personal or ideological reasons do plot and plan to increase the size and power of their agency, but for the most part the only part of their agency and its budget they really care about is the piece that pays their salary and gives them perks and privileges. The size of your agency gives you influence in a legislative body because large agencies have many more constituents. Inside the executive branch, the actual statutory and ministerial power conferred on your agency deterimines how much power and influence you have in the executive branch.
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Sadly, too many people don't understand sarcasm.
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One thing the point of this article illustrates, we face much more of a threat of tyranny from a leftist president than a conservative one. If a leftist president wants to use gov to target his political opposition, he will find willing foot soldiers in the leftist burocracy. But if a conservative tried the same, he will be confronted with opposition and whistle blowers from the burocracy. That is why Nixon was caught, and Obama is now only partly caught, because the burocracy was perfectly willing to help Obama, but they resisted Nixon, and turned into deep throats on him.
44 weeks ago
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Their have been no cuts in government spending. The sequester only trimmed a bit of the annual increase, and frankly, we would have to cut roughly $1 trillion annually just to balance. I think Frank may have nailed, governmental employees and their union's rabid hostility to the tea party. I also agree with Frank, that a sledge hammer is needed but they're now only made in China.
44 weeks ago
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Hey serious guys, this is funny, very, very belly laugh funny. After all the country has been toast since Obama was re-elected, so we might as well have a little gallows humor.
44 weeks ago
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Mr Fleming has it wrong.
First you need to study the feeding and mating habits of the homo governmentus bureaucratus species.

Like they show on any Animal Wildlife show, any normally docile wild animal with attack if cornered.

With one hand with a plate of donuts (go for dunkin doughnuts), and the other hand with collar-and-chain, make no sudden moves when approaching the government bureaucrat.

Make some cooing sounds to reassure the bureaucrat and slowly put the collar around its neck.

There. One more bureaucrat ready to be domesticated.
44 weeks ago
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......or, herd them together and drive them off a cliff the way Indians used to drive buffalo ;)

Remember Benghazi!
44 weeks ago
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A correction can be found in Rule-7.62!
It works, and it also eliminates recidivism.
44 weeks ago
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It all begins with Benghazi folks...regardless of political affiliation or whether you're a producer or receiver, Benghazi strikes at the root of being an American. It does not matter who decides to place our military members or government employees in harm's way, or for what reason, because once deployed, we owe each and every one of them every possible ounce of support to ensure they come home alive when the job is done.

Leaving those Americans hanging out to dry transcends political parties and ideology. This regime broke a sacred trust that is the essence of service to our country. Before we can change government we must first have a government that cherishes the American citizen/civil servant; our current regime evidently does not.

They will and have obfuscated, stonewalled and outright lied about Obama-Clinton-Panetta"s actions and decisions that tragic night in Libya, but we cannot let them get away with allowing those brave Americans to be murdered. This is the one issue all Americans can get behind. But, it will take a politician with the same guts that our Navy Seals had in Benghazi to bring about justice. Does he or she exist? We shall see....

Remember Benghazi!
44 weeks ago
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Don't worry. When the finally successfully scrub all of us from existence, we'll all have the last and most bitter laugh at their very painful expense.
44 weeks ago
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It's nice to have a little comic relief but unfortunately for our children and grandchildren this is deadly serious.

If you consider all of the groups who are more or less permanently disposed to vote for the progressive ideologues: government workers at all levels; most minority groups; all private sector union members: all those benefiting from entitlement programs (not including social security); all those with alternative or unorthodox lifestyles; all those cause crusaders who buy into the self-serving liberal schemes for dealing with them. . . you realize that this is a massive wave of change that is approaching (if not already past) the tipping point of 50% of our population. What we saw in 2008 and 2012 was probably pre-crest and we should not be surprised when some pathetically unsuitable character like Hillary Clinton gets swept into office in 2016 because of the momentum of these dynamics.

You only need look to California where this peaked many years ago and now have a full set of democratic clowns running a government that is careening toward a cliff at 200 mph (that would be in our bullet train except that the eco-extremist will not let the unions, urban planning nazis and politico-egos build it on time).

I don't want to spoil the mood on this nice Sunday - but when I look at what the Progressives have pulled off with huge piles of money from so may guilty and ultimately very dumb rich people and with the help of technologists like Google's Eric Schmidt - all I can say is "checkmate". It is going to take a long and messy swing of the pendulum before history reveals the truth and gives our society another shot at doing it right.
44 weeks ago
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We're done. If not by the bureaucrats then by our own "chamber of commerce" and 20 million new democrat voters.

There are many in the republican party who were happy in the 60 years the GOP was a minority party. And they send the only politician who proved capable of implementing needed change, in that era, home as quickly as they could, after regaining the House of Representatives (hint: his name is Newt).
44 weeks ago
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(One of my favorite JW roles) "...Why, that's a cracker-jack name for a woman!" Excellent point about Newt. He was the victim of character assassination by the media like Sarah was more recently. If there is a true conservative willing to go on the attack and "take no prisoners", standing on principle(s) and calling the spades-spades, he or she could become the next Ronald Reagan-esque figure in American politics. I believe Newt could do it and succeed, but whomever it turns out to be, they need to stop pulling punches, come out swinging, and tell the ugly truth. Call these democrats and pusillanimous republicans exactly what they are and DON'T BACK DOWN. America will love you for telling the frank, candid truth.

Remember Benghazi!
44 weeks ago
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Art. You are spot on about the hordes of "sleeper cells" in government. These activists are working very hard to advance the liberal agenda and they quickly play whack a mole when anyone protests. The bureaucracy is a major player in what's wrong about government.
44 weeks ago
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The federally funded programs in state and local governments are just full of them. There are a bazillion little federal grants to study something or some such that do nothing but pay the salary of a Democrat activist working their way up the bureaucratic ladder. If you come out of college with an environmental studies degree, in ten or fifteen years, less if you're pretty, you can be at that vital level of the direct reports to political appointees and have real power over the actual scientists and technicians. That ain't right!
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Less if you are pretty.
44 weeks ago
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ie: Kamala Harris here in California. She got pushed to the head of the class within the Demo Party here in California. This is due to her good looks and exotic background.
44 weeks ago
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I understand the sarcasm but your piece belies a fundamental misunderstanding of "the government," a misunderstanding you share with many other conservatives/Republicans. The vast majority of "bureaucrats," a term I'll use to describe all government employees no matter what their job, don't care what the government does or asks them to do; they just want their paycheck every two weeks and they'll do what they're told to do to get it - ANYTHING they're told to do. Just like Goldhagen's ordinary Germans, ordinary Americans working for government rarely give even the slightest thought to whether they should be doing what they're being asked to do. This attitude is especially pervasive at the level of those who interact directly with political appointee management and it is exacerbated by the fact that there are a LOT of ideological "sleepers" at this level. The "sleepers" are people with a real ideological agenda, almost always a leftist agenda, who've chosen to work their way through the bureaucracy to get to these supervisory and lower-level management positions. They're more prevalent in the heavily federally funded agencies in state governments where they imitate and live off their Democrat constituent federal funding agencies like DHSS, Labor, EPA, etc., but you can find them everywhere in government. The "a degree" minimum qualification for so many government jobs has made zillions of sinecures for ideologues with "Studies" degrees in government at all levels. Bill Clinton shrewdly took advantage of Republican porking proclivities to use federal grant and contract funding to set up all sorts of Democrat "sleeper cells" inside government at all levels and GWB did nothing about it. Republican governors REALLY ought to look at what the federal funds their states accept actually pay for. Hint: they don't pay for things Republicans like. Even the transportation and capital projects federal funding all goes to union contractors and union labor; they don't vote Republican.

The part of the piece that is correct is that it is not in a government employee's interest to vote for a Republican, even if they might agree with the Republican on most issues. It is easy for government employee unions to get government employees to vote Democrat because Republicans threaten their jobs because so many Republicans do in fact threaten their jobs. There are some at the managerial level, both career and appointee, who for personal or ideological reasons do plot and plan to increase the size and power of their agency, but for the most part the only part of their agency and its budget they really care about is the piece that pays their salary and gives them perks and privileges. The size of your agency gives you influence in a legislative body because large agencies have many more constituents. Inside the executive branch, the actual statutory and ministerial power conferred on your agency deterimines how much power and influence you have in the executive branch.
44 weeks ago
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Yes, they are good little Nazi's.
44 weeks ago
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If we were as unified as the Democrats and as enamored of subterfuge and skullduggery, we could all vote into office a "sleeper" Republican president. He or she could lull all the bureaucratic drones into a false sense of security by campaigning as a "new Republican" who loves and appreciates the magnificent, necessary work performed by government workers, who are basically our "best and brightest" and indispensable to a free society. All the while, of course, we would be nudging one another, in on the joke. Then, once elected, the newly elected champion of the bureaucrats could pull out the biggest sledge hammer ever forged and go to work!
44 weeks ago
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That's exactly how Democrats get elected in Red states like mine. Alaska's Democrat candidates for statewide office sound more like Republicans than most real Alaska Republicans. When Lisa Murkowski ran for her first election after Frank appointed her, my then-boss and a member of Frank's cabinet resigned to run against her in the Republican Primary so she'd have to sound like a Republican to get the nomination and keep her Democrat opponent Tony Knowles from running to the right of her. Mark Begich is already running commericials for '14 that basically say he's not a Democrat, not really one anyway.

Really the way for a Republican to attack the size of government is not a "fire 25% as my hand comes off the Bible" or I'm going to eliminate n departments, it is a run using Democrat/Biz School words about streamlining and process examination etc. and redraw the org chart of the federal government as much as possible without statutory changes. The federal government is designed to employ the maximum number of Democrats and their clients and serve the maximum number of Democrat constituencies. No Republican President could hire the necessary number of loyal, competent Republicans to fill all the appointed positions in even a small state government, not to speak of the federal government. The hard, unsexy work or re-organizing rather than a bunch of philosophizing is what really needs to be done but most Republicans know so little about actually running a government that all they can propose is "slash it 10%," and they wonder why the people fearful of being part of the 10% hate them. Every government employ at any level that has authority could easily give up 10% or more, some much more, of their staff and budget; what they don't want is somebody who doesn't know jack about the government deciding who gets the cut.
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The appeal is to be anti-privilege. Folks understand that there ain't a passel of money left and they know where their bucks are going. Getting rid of privileged connections to government that enhance the bottom line of the connected will draw in many more than you realize.
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An easy place to start? How about the monopoly on baseball?
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It seems like you are leaving the unions out of the equation. Any threatened cut to their power/money and they go full bore occupy on state capital-- Wisconsin for example. They have no incentive to be reasonable. In their view it is all about power.
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Federal unions really aren't very powerful and the federal bargaining duty is very limited. Union power is much more an issue at the state level than the federal. Federal unions have numbers, but they don't have much power. If you're looking for union power you look at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFSCME, which represents employees in every unionized state, not at the American Federation of Government Employees, AFGE, which represents only some federal employees. Even at the state level unions are like celebrities; they're powerful because they're thought to be powerful. We saw in Wisconsin that they really couldn't withstand a serious challenge.
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