Thursday, December 8, 2011

Why is Eric Holder still employed by the United States government?

Oversee a program that results in the arming of drug cartels, the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans, and the murder of a Border Patrol officer, and get rewarded. Try to put a stop to the madness, and get persecuted. Frank Miniter discusses the White House’s war on whistleblowers at Forbes.
[T]he whistleblowers who blew the top off Fast and Furious are paying the price.

- Agent John Dodson, after nearly a year of harassment, including being given menial assignments and being barred from areas of the ATF building in Phoenix, is in the process of trying to sell his home in Arizona so he can transfer to South Carolina.

- Agent Larry Alt transferred to Florida. He still has unresolved legal claims against the ATF.

- Agent Pete Forcelli was demoted to a desk job after he testified before Congress. He has requested an internal investigation to address retaliation targeting him.

- Agent James Casa took a transfer to Florida.

- Agent Carlos Canino, who was a deputy attache in Mexico City, was moved to Tucson.
I believe it was Michael Barone who first referred to this administration as a “gangster government.” Prescient and appropriate.

Update: How about a big, piping–hot cup of impeachment?


RebeccaH said...

Up until the last couple of years, I always thought ant-government nuts were just... well, nuts. Now I find that I'm one of them. We have a bastard government, run by bastards, for bastards.

RebeccaH said...

And anti- government nuts too.

Deadman said...

Actually, “ant-government” describes the administration you have in the US (as well as the one foisted upon us here in Australia) rather nicely:
the blind obedience to following the pheromone trail set by predecessors, the relentless attacks on outsiders; the uncritical worship of the ruler; the toadying media’s welcoming their new insect ant-overlords so readily ...

JeffS said...

As a Federal employee, I've come to not trust the Federal bureaucracy, because I see how it works on the inside. Largely, it's a machine that's indifferent to whatever outcome comes out. Individual cogs who are sensitive to outcomes are seldom allowed any influence. This took many years of beating my head against a brick wall.

As a citizen, I came to distrust the Federal government, and most state governments. That's largely a product influenced attitude. But Obama and his cronies have changed that to anti-government.

Genuine anarchy ("Anarchy means there are rules, not rulers") is starting to look really good about now.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said... Ah, Paco, this question is in line with so many others. Why hasn't Mexico offed this guy? Why is Nidal Hassan still breathing? Why haven't the New Black Panthers been prosecuted?

Merilyn said...

Agree with Deadman 100%, there is a stench coming very strongly from the government, who just seem to be able to get away with anything they please, with very little scrutiny from a lot of the media.

There are some in the media who are speaking out and the effort to silence them is being played out by their hand picked bullies, [Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt are two that they are trying to silence at the moment].

mojo said...

"It is during times of crisis that the resemblance between Government and Organized Crime become most apparent."
-- The Shockwave Rider

JorgXMcKie said...

Pournelle's Rule is always in effect. I'll be teaching Org Theory next semester, and I really hate that I can't [fairly] tell my students how screwed up our government bureaucracies are.

I'll give them a lot of info and let them figure it out for themselves. [I can always drag the Financial Aid office into the discussion. They uniformly hate it because it uniformly mistreats them.]