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(Des Moines Register)   Since a Republican governor was elected in Iowa, his administration has paid nearly $300,000 to six former state employees who were fired because they voted for Democrats and clearly weren't qualified to do the jobs they'd been doing for years   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 9
    More: Fail, Democrat Party, Iowa, Republicans, Iowa Appeal Board, design engineer, Terry Branstad, Iowa Attorney General, confidentiality agreements  
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2014-03-16 09:43:57 PM  
3 votes:

fusillade762: Well, in this particular case I don't think you see Democrats stacking agencies with incompetent partisan cronies often because they tend to believe government should actually work effectively. When you believe, as Republicans these days seem to, that the government is always the problem and is hopelessly broken it tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.


No, see, this is how it works.

Everything is either 100% right or 100% wrong.  Every wrong thing that someone does is an equal level of wrong.  Murder, arson, jaywalking, they're all the same.

Therefore, it's acceptable to do wrong just as long as you have fewer "wrong points" than the other side.  You do this by going all-out evil (remember, since every "wrong" is judged the same, no sense going halfway), and then spend the rest of your time relentlessly nitpicking the other side so that you have piles and piles of "wrongs" to lay in their corner to prove that they're worse.

Thus, you justify yourself by saying "Well, we may be relegating huge swaths of the population to second-class citizenry, but the other guys took a selfie at a funeral, and eat fancy mustard.  So, see, we're only doing ONE thing wrong while they're doing TWO, therefore they're TWICE AS BAD."
2014-03-16 06:56:04 PM  
2 votes:
Heck of a job, Bransty.
2014-03-17 03:08:42 AM  
1 votes:

Farkin_Crazy: tbeatty: Democrats complaining that their jobs and TPS reports are required bureaucracy is not new.  Eliminating both the reports and their authors save more money than the payout.  Let them keep their staplers and Move On.

Yes.

Must hide cronyism. It works.

Do you have any problem with a GOP governor paying for this with tax payers money? I bet not.


Yes I do.  Downsizing government TPS reports should be bipartisan, despite SEIU.  Yet retards insist that incompetent people be employed for life.  Retards.  Detroit, Chicago  and prisons are replete with these assholes.  Nothing should be named "Daley" except prisons.
2014-03-17 12:05:13 AM  
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: Frederick: AnonAmbientLight: Am i missing something? Am i in an echo chamber, or is it wrong for me to think that Republicans are really just spiteful, hateful, assholes?

Both are true.  Fark is generally a Democrat/Liberal (or progressive) echo chamber.  AND Republican majority is spiteful, hateful assholes.

Republicans are not a majority. They lost the House of Representatives by 1.7 million votes. They're a bunch of Gerry*'s kids.

*Gerry M. Ander


...and Gerry Manders as The Beav!
2014-03-16 09:37:22 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: Kumana Wanalaia: When GW Bush came to office, he stacked the departments with political cronies.

One of these hires was the head of FEMA. Then Katrina hit. But hey, I'm sure it will all work out swell this time.

Patronage is as old as the hills.


Patronage and incompetence are two separate things, but they weren't when Bush was in office.
2014-03-16 09:11:21 PM  
1 votes:
Fark isn't a democrat echo chamber. Fark is a reality echo chamber.

It just so happens that at this point in history, the democratic party is more aligned with reality than the republican party.
2014-03-16 09:06:45 PM  
1 votes:

AnonAmbientLight: Am i missing something? Am i in an echo chamber, or is it wrong for me to think that Republicans are really just spiteful, hateful, assholes?


Both are true.  Fark is generally a Democrat/Liberal (or progressive) echo chamber.  AND Republican majority is spiteful, hateful assholes.
2014-03-16 09:01:31 PM  
1 votes:

MFAWG: Kumana Wanalaia: When GW Bush came to office, he stacked the departments with political cronies.

One of these hires was the head of FEMA. Then Katrina hit. But hey, I'm sure it will all work out swell this time.

Patronage is as old as the hills.


So is murder. Therefore it should be legal
2014-03-16 07:38:05 PM  
1 votes:
he was swept in with the other tea party scumbags in '10. hopefully iowans will come to their senses and shave this mustache once and for all.
 
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