Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Guess who said this

Two weeks ago Rush Limbaugh, citing a RedState blog post, went all asshole profondo, declaring that the "Obama administration intends to purge Republicans from the civil service retroactive to five years ago, starting in the year 2010."

It was all crap, of course, but it did remind me about someone who seriously wanted to purge (and still does) the ideologically unsuitable from government.
First, we want to remove liberal personnel from the political process. Then we want to capture those positions of power and influence for conservatives. Stalin taught the importance of this principle. He was running the personnel department, while Trotsky was fighting the White Army. When push came to shove for control of the Soviet Union, Stalin won. His people were in place and Trotsky’s were not…. With this principle in mind, conservatives must do all they can to make sure that they get jobs in Washington.*
Indeed, that is the conservative‘s conservative, Grover Norquist, the guy who absolutely adores Stalin and Lenin and absolutely detests government.

*As quoted on p. 160 of Benjamin Hart’s The Third Generation: Young Conservatives Look to the Future; published by the Heritage Foundation in 1987.

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