Remember the Federal Law detailed in Title 5’s U.S.C. 2302 that prevents employers from discriminating against applicants & employees due to a person’s “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation.”?
This week’s double-Smackdown goes to a man who just months ago came frighteningly close to being a serious contender for President, [cue horror film screams] AND to our
corporate mainstream news media for failing, once again, to inform us about potential threats to our democracy – especially during a presidential primary – that crucial period in which the electorate must be well-informed.
Newt Gingrich stated publicly: “I think an intelligent conservative wants the right federal employees delivering the right services in a highly efficient way and then wants to get rid of those folks who are in fact wasteful, or those folks who are ideologically so far to the left, or those people who want to frankly dictate to the rest of us.”
You mean, like you, dictator Gingrich?
The scariest part of this is that our mainstream news media did not think it was important enough – during an historic economic downturn in which 99% of us are struggling to stay financially afloat – to inform us about this potential future threat to our jobs from a presidential candidate blithely willing to discard a Federal Law which would impact, not only our livelihoods, but our Civil Rights protections as well.
Could it be that our
corporate/government-controlled mainstream news media was afraid that informing us about Gingrich’s mindset regarding our civil rights would bring to light their failure to inform us about the Justice Department’s findings after a 2001-2007 internal investigation of the Bush administration in which it was uncovered that, among other “improper personnel actions,” the Bush administration discriminated against liberal employees in the Civil Rights Division – acts of discrimination which included hiring judges & attorneys based on their conservative ideology?