Nate Jackson / Sep. 21, 2018

Socialist Resistance Bureaucrats ‘Can’t, Like, Get Fired’

Some government employees spend all day working for the Democratic Socialists of America.

Bureaucrats are hard to fire. Whether it’s the EPA employee who browsed porn all day, IRS employees who stole from taxpayers or targeted conservatives, or CFPB bureaucrats resisting President Donald Trump by forming a children’s literature-inspired “Dumbledore’s Army,” public-union employees have great job security.

Evidently, that’s also true for bureaucrats who, instead of doing their jobs, spend all day working for the Democratic Socialists of America. They’re part of what one employee boasts is “a little resistance movement” inside the government.

And leftists scoff at the idea of a “deep state.”

Columnist David Limbaugh notes the latest undercover videos by the infamous James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas:

[One] video features State Department employee Stuart Karaffa, a smarmy, self-proclaimed socialist using his government position to resist official Trump administration policies. Karaffa is a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. …

He admits to drafting DSA communications at his worksite. “I’m careful about it,” says Karaffa. “I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s—t that comes up, I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my, like, draft messages ready to send out.” …

But what comes next is way worse and ought to infuriate all federal taxpayers. “I have nothing to lose,” he adds. “It’s impossible to fire federal employees.”

But wait; there’s more. Another video shows another DSA activist talking about making social-media posts for the organization all day instead of working. “No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA,” he bragged.

And Limbaugh also records:

Project Veritas exposes Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar reportedly using government hardware and software as part of her socialist activism. … Hrabar, also a member of Metro DC DSA, was supposedly one of those who chased Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a D.C.-area restaurant. That was beyond despicable. Hrabar allegedly uses the LexisNexis search engine on her work computer to find home addresses for DSA protests. … Hrabar smugly brags that as an employee of the DOJ, “We can’t, like, get fired.”

It’s outrageous enough to have active and open socialists working in the bowels of government in the first place. But it’s at least as big a problem that employees like this, who are at best dead weight on taxpayers and at worst actively undermining constitutional Rule of Law, “can’t, like, get fired.”

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