• Don’t Be Fooled: US State Department Is a Bastion of Big Government Leftism

    Surge Summary: The U.S. State Dept. has a reputation of being a stronghold of left-wing progressivism. Their current opposition to anything and everything issuing from this administration confirms it.

    by Gary Bauer

    Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has been bringing a lot of witnesses from the State Department up to Capitol Hill to testify behind closed doors in Nancy Pelosi’s fake impeachment proceeding.  Afterward, cherry-picked portions of their testimonies have been leaked to left-wing media outlets in a steady drip, drip, drip of news reports that are damaging to the president.

    Allow me to make a personal observation.  The State Department is well-known in Washington as a bastion of left-wing progressives.  It went to the mat to prevent the Trump Administration from moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.  It is also likely the source of many leaks regarding the president’s previous calls with foreign leaders.

    No one will be surprised to learn that government employees overwhelmingly preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.  But it may surprise some to learn that nearly all — 99% — of 2016 political donations from State Department employees went to Hillary Clinton.  That speaks volumes about the mindset at Foggy Bottom and the challenge any conservative administration faces.

    But let me offer this personal vignette.  Last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the first annual Ministerial on Religious Freedom.  I was invited to attend with several hundred other people and multiple heads of state from other countries.

    As you can imagine, security was tight.  Even State Department employees had to go through the extra security precautions during the Ministerial in order to get into the building where they regularly worked.  That meant I was standing in line with hundreds of those employees, and I could hear their conversations as we were all waiting to get into the building.

    What I heard was raw, obsessive hatred for Donald Trump and Mike Pence.  I heard one bureaucrat referring to Pence, who was speaking that day, say, “I can’t believe we’re allowing that bigot into the building!”

    These are public servants paid by you.  But they hate and despise any conservative administration that takes office.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Harry S. Truman Department of State building; By Paco8191 – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3888788

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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