The extreme right is on an anti-government rampage. They now include all non-military government employees in their list of things and people they hate. They literally tell teachers, cops, firemen to "fuck off" (literal quote from several on USMB). For some reason, they exclude all military folks, even Coast Guardsmen who operate side by side with cops/firemen often times, and non-combat members of the military who..well, honestly never see combat. Thats fine too. I'm trying to understand the extreme right a bit better. So.....I'd like them to comment on the greatness of the following GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES of our country's past and present: General George Patton: One of America's most legendary generals, fought countless Nazi armored columns. Was a...yep...government employee. Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban: The states of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana are no doubt in right wing, GOP Tea Party country. Socialists not welcome. And those same right wingers in those four states CHEERED with pride and glory as Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban each, as head football coaches, brought glory to the Universities of Florida and South Carolina (Spurrier) and Louisiana State and U of Alabama (Nick Saban). Both men are the HIGHEST PAID GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE in those states, and right wingers who hate "government waste" will cheer these men on this fall as they bring glory to those teams. Tea Partiers....are you gonna protest the pay of these government employees who coach football? Is THAT the govt's job? You all will likely have a Gators or Crimson Tide bumper sticker right next to the yellow flag with a snake sticker. George Washington: Yep. He was a government employee. Abe Lincoln: Yep. Another government employee. Sheriff Joe Arpaio: One of the TP and GOP's favorite cops. Sheriff Joe is unapologetically anti-illegal immigrant. Which I like too. The law is the law. The right loves him. He's a govt employee. Neil Armstrong: He literally took America's greatness "out of this world". One of mankind's most heroic, history making men. A government employee. That chick who shot the Fort Hood terrorist and ended his rampage: She doesn't get much publicity. The Islamic radical piece of shit terrorist was on his rampage. A female, civilian cop shot him and took his ass down. Government employee (but she's overpaid and shouldn't get a pension!!!!) Ronald Reagan: Government employee. Believe it or not! That dude that found the NY Time Square car bomb: He was investigating a suspicious vehicle, and OOPS!! Found a terrorist car bomb in Times Square. Just a no-name, Joe Blow street cop walking his beat. And yep....a dad gum gubermint employee!! Those guys who were off the coast of Myrtle Beach, SC last week looking for several boaters in distress: Yep, all government employees, with the military's Coast Guard, and the civilian Myrtle Beach Police Dept and Myrtle Beach Fire Dept. Such a drain on us taxpayers! Anyway.....just wondering who all the extreme right includes in the drain on tax dollars that is "GOVERNMENT WORKERS!!"