Can We Please Stop Hiring Idiots? [VIDEO]
Can We Please Stop Hiring Idiots? [VIDEO]
What if I told you that a senior communications official at a cabinet-level department – an appointed official, no less – publicly accused the French President of being controlled by the Rothchilds, perpetuated the widely discredited Pizzagate conspiracy that would make InfoWars’ Alex Jones soil his his happy sock, and exhibited unfathomable F-bomb filled ignorance about American history that would make any competent high school history teacher cringe? What if I told you this frothing moron was appointed to her position AFTER her social media posts and barely literate videos hit the Internet?
As an employer, would you hire this person? Would you check this person’s social media presence to discover what this person’s public persona contains?
I certainly would. I would ensure that the person I choose to work at my company or department was not an embarrassment, especially if said individual represented the public face of the employer.
Meet Ximena Alexandra Barreto, who joined the Department of Health and Human Services in December.
Barreto was hired by the Department as as deputy director of communications for her… uh… “seven years of media experience” and “a unique background to the position.”
That “unique background” and “media experience” apparently includes screeching conspiracy theories about politicians she doesn’t like, dropping F-bombs, and tweeting dumbshit statements about American history, such as claims that the Founding Fathers would have “hung” [sic.] Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for treason.
Let’s put aside the fact that a “deputy director for communications” shouldn’t be sharing illiterate memes that can’t differentiate between “hung” vice “hanged.” One would think that whoever hired this frothing bimbo for a senior communications post would have at least ensured that she didn’t embarrass the department by sharing illiterate and historically inaccurate memes.
Fact is our forefathers pardoned the three individuals who were convicted during the Founders’ days. Philip Vigol and John Mitchell were convicted of treason and sentenced to hanging for their part in the Whiskey Rebellion and pardoned by George Washington. John Adams pardoned John Fries for leading the Fries’ Rebellion after the latter was convicted for treason.
Fact is there were three people hanged for treason in our nation’s history. One would think that a cabinet-level department hiring someone for a senior communications position would ensure that the person they hired didn’t embarrass themselves, and ultimately the department, with halfwitted, conspiratorial, barely literate garbage.
Regardless of whether you agree with Barreto’s assertion that Islam is a “fucking cult,” or that Obama was a “Muslim terrorist,” or about “Pizzagate” distractions, this is not the way a senior government communication official behaves. This is the way an immature, populist halfwit who is hoping for some notoriety on Twitter behaves.
No person who publicly condemned the Women’s March as “retarded” because “they’re marching in a country where we have rights” should be named a senior communications official for any government agency! Because no matter what you may thing about their reasons for marching, it is their constitutional right to do so. And while it’s certainly her right to be as ignorant on social media as she likes, it’s embarrassing that HHS apparently did absolutely no research into her background.
The department placed Barreto on administrative leave pending an investigation, which tells me that no such investigation was performed before bringing this intellectual lightweight onboard and paying her with taxpayer dollars. They didn’t research her online footprint. They didn’t consider how bringing a frothing doofus, whose intellectual curiosity extended only as far as supporting her politician of choice with stupid memes and conspiracy theories, would make their department look. They didn’t think that the leftist media would be researching their every hire, and that normal people wouldn’t want an intellectually incurious, ignorant crackpot, whose only qualifications were her tits and being a rabid blogger and sputtering YouTube harpy serving as the public face of a government agency.
This is not helpful.
All it does is support the left’s assertions about ignorant conservatives, and gives them ammunition against us and against the Republican administration.
President Trump said when he got elected that he would choose only the highest quality people to serve in his Administration. This creature ain’t it.