HT to Gateway Pundit. A little more on why this asshat had to step down On the bright side, he's now available to lead the rewiring of our East Coast...
Scott Gration, who had led the US embassy in Nairobi since February last year, stepped down late last week, citing "differences with Washington regarding my leadership style".
It is understood that the State Department's inspector general is preparing to release a scathing report on Mr Gration, who is a close ally of President Barack Obama, following an extensive internal inquiry. just as narcissistic as his Executive
The former Air Force major general is said to have shown a "confrontational" and eccentric style of micromanagement that caused low morale and complaints among embassy staff.
Mr Gration repeatedly engaged in battles with employees and, according to a report by Foreign Policy, threatened at one point to "shoot them in the head" if they did not comply. Sounds reasonable
It is also alleged that Mr Gration might have lost his security clearance after the inquiry found he had used a personal email account for official business and set up an office in an embassy lavatory in order to get around the building's secure network.
Such was his eccentric style that soon after starting the job he also ordered that the heights of all embassy tables be adjusted and demanded that all clocks be recalibrated, according to reports. Obama would be proud
The disclosures threaten to embarrass Mr Obama, who previously made Mr Gration his special envoy to Sudan after the veteran diplomat became an early champion of his presidential ambitions.
Gration's roots in Africa run deep. He grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya to missionary parents and speaks fluent Swahili. As Sudan envoy, he took a stance widely seen among activists as too solicitous to the Khartoum regime, focusing more on incentives than pressures -- or, as he infelicitously once described them, "cookies" and "gold stars." That stance caused friction between Gration and other top Obama officials, especially U.N. ambassador Susan Rice.
Only Obama can hand out the "cookies and gold stars." Under the crew bus for you general.
[Free Beacon] A South Florida Democratic National Committee representative who engaged in an anti-Israel tirade over email had resigned from the post following outrage over her remarks.
Evelyn Garcia, a Palm Beach County representative to the DNC and ally of its chair, Florida Rep. Debbie Downer Wasserman-Schultz, ...Congresswoman from Florida, the abrasive chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She has been a politician since 1992, and prior to that was in training as a political science major. Her primary accomplishment seems to be that she's Jewish... was caught by the news website BizPacReview advocating for an end to the U.S.-Israel alliance and accusing Israel of war crimes.
Garcia, who additionally serves as a Democratic Executive Committee member and is running to become a member of the Florida State House, quit her post at the DNC following the fallout from her tirade, BizPacReview reported:
Though she gave up her DNC position, Garcia told the newspaper she still plans to continue her campaign for the House District 88 seat.
She may have an uphill climb in winning back leaders of her own party.
As soon as BizPac Review President Jack Furnari's post on the inflammatory emails went live on Sunday, a number of Democratic leaders across Palm Beach County expressed horror at comments many considered anti-Semitic.
This is a constant struggle for the Democratic Pary leadership.
Large blocs of Dem officials are anti American, anti Semitic, anti Christian, anti marriage, and anti business. However, at the Dem convention and similar events that many people actually watch on TV, these constituencies need to be suppressed otherwise the country will figure out who the Dems are.
Posted by: lord garth ||
Finish the job Garcia. Pack your bags and move to Gaza.
While I do have some liberal friends, they all know that this is one thing I will not tolerate. Actually, I point out them repeatedly that they are far more intolerant than I, with great glee and gloat over their whinging about it.
There's one human race, if you claim to be otherwise, you should be seized and dissected to figure out what sort of non-human species you are. Anything else is just racist.
According to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters, Barack Obama now rates behind Jimmy Carter in the pantheon of great presidents. The poll asked likely voters to list the two best and the two worst presidents the history of the United States. Here are the tallies, based on net results:
Voters' list of the 10 best presidents:
1. Abraham Lincoln, +27 points (28 percent place in top-2, 1 percent place in bottom-2)
2. Ronald Reagan, +25 points (31 percent place in top-2, 6 percent place in bottom-2)
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt, +22 points (23 percent place in top-2, 1 percent place in bottom-2)
4. John F. Kennedy, +19 points (19 percent place in top-2, 0 percent place in bottom-2)
5. (tie) George Washington, +15 points (16 percent place in top-2, 1 percent place in bottom-2)
5. (tie) Bill Clinton, +15 points (28 percent place in top-2, 13 percent place in bottom-2)
7. Thomas Jefferson, +6 points (6 percent place in top-2, 0 percent place in bottom-2)
8. (tie) Teddy Roosevelt, +5 points (5 percent place in top-2, 0 percent place in bottom-2)
8. (tie) Harry S. Truman, +5 points (5 percent place in top-2, 0 percent place in bottom-2)
10. Dwight D. Eisenhower, +4 points (5 percent place in top-2, 1 percent place in bottom-2)
Badanov, believe it or not, W is dead last as the worst president in history.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
I predict Kennedy will slide once people who remember his assassination are dead.
Bill Clinton and George Washington a tie? Comparing apples to road-apples.
I would bid that John Adams should be on the list. He kept us out of a war with Britain during the time of the French Revolution that a lot of the Colonies were agitating for.
Good to see Truman get a nod.
Funny how so many Democrats from today's point of view would have been Republicans. FDR was hugely against public sector unions (like a 4-term Nixon in terms of his policies) and Kennedy and Truman were Cold-War hawks, IMO.
Don't forget folks - this was a NEWSWEEK poll of likely voters. I'm betting it was HEAVILY biased in favor of Dems which is why it's no surprise that Clinton and FDR are in the top 10, or that W is dead last, but it is an absolute JAW dropper that Reagan is #2 and that Obama ranks behind NIXON.