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Former Agent: Secret Service Lowered
Standards In Pursuit Of Diversity

Daily Caller, by Derek Hunter

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 9/20/2017 10:13:41 AM

As the U.S. Secret Service sought greater diversity in its ranks, the agency lowered its standards, former agent Dan Bongino says in a new book on the inner workings of the government agency assigned to protect the President of the United States. This accusation has led to a war of words between the former agent and the agency he used to work for. The lowering of standards has been ongoing since at least “the early 2000s,” according to the book, and continue to this day. “Sadly, and for many years, the Secret Service has been sacrificing mission-readiness at the altar of political correctness,” Bongino writes in

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If I never had to hear that sickening word ´diversity´ again I would be the happiest woman in the world. In the name of diversity, as always, it is destroying every institution and part of this country. Police forces and firefighters are just two examples of how detrimental and destructive it is. It really is amazing how worthless those on the left are. It´s even more amazing that allegedly competent individuals would think this is would be prudent and beneficial.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 9/20/2017 10:26:27 AM     (No. 11389169)

We didn´t begin to hear just how far the SS had fallen until the obamanation took office but their drunken antics in foreign lands should have been an embarrassment to the entire service. In its good days one had to be an angel as well as a superman to even be considered for this honor. Sad.

The damage caused by diversity being imposed on private industry should have been their first clue that diversity does nothing but decrease quality and performance and is simply a means to force hiring of the incompetent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rolfnader, 9/20/2017 10:29:16 AM     (No. 11389172)

...works every time it´s tried.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 9/20/2017 10:29:34 AM     (No. 11389173)

Dan Bongino is a great conservative. Every now and then I get to listen to him on the radio. He worked for the Secret Service and was also a New York City policeman. He has run for office (the House and the Senate) since then too. I hope he finds more support and gets elected one of these days soon.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 9/20/2017 10:34:35 AM     (No. 11389183)

The same can be said for other Federal agencies, you can be sure. Homosexuals, for example, were formerly denied employment in the Central Intelligence Agency, since this was considered a huge vulnerability, and if it were discovered after the fact that someone was a homosexual, that individual would get a visit from the Office of Security and promptly walked out the doors of Langley. Now the Agency has a very vocal contingency of LGBT individuals, and they have power.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: daisymay, 9/20/2017 10:35:51 AM     (No. 11389187)

Not only did they lower standards in the SS, but they also lowered them in our Military. Imagine guys (now in dresses) in a Fox Hole with you! Time to quit being politically stupid and get the Best, Toughest and mentally competent people in all Branches of service of this Country! If a guy doesn´t know what he is, he should not be in the Military. He should be living in ´California where he will be treated as Normal!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pchristopher, 9/20/2017 10:52:13 AM     (No. 11389209)

This is nothing new. Back in the early 70´s, my brother applied to the FBI. When he took their entrance exam, or whatever it´s called, he noticed that the affirmative action applicants were being surreptitiously assisted by affirmative action FBI testers. When he was called in some time later to discuss his results, he was told that he was a perfect candidate but that they couldn´t hire him because he was the wrong color. It´s this sort of pandering that has the whole nation in the state that it´s in today...devolving to a low level of mediocrity so that a small percentage can feel good about themselves. So much for American excellence, I guess.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 9/20/2017 11:07:00 AM     (No. 11389229)

All standards have been lowered for diversity. Schools, government, military, media....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/20/2017 11:12:46 AM     (No. 11389240)

America passed the point of diminishing returns in its quest for "diversity" a long, long time ago.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lazyman, 9/20/2017 11:22:44 AM     (No. 11389251)

The standards in journalism are lower then whale S*#=!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 9/20/2017 11:31:28 AM     (No. 11389262)

Look, we lowered our standards to elect and reelect the stunningly inexperienced leftist and white American hating Obama to be president primarily because he pretended to by 100% black rather than mixed race. So, why wouldn´t the Secret Service, FBI, DoJ, EPA and our military lower their standards to hire and promote marginally qualified people?

If Hillary was able to pass as black, she would have won the electoral and popular votes in a landslide. Unfortunately for her, she couldn´t pass for anything other than Hillary.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/20/2017 11:36:35 AM     (No. 11389271)

Unfortunately the entire federal government lowered its standards to meet diversity goals (quotas). Once those people are burrowed into federal agencies it is almost impossible to get them out. Essentially if federal managers and supervisors know what is good for them and their career aspirations, they usually ignore the unsatisfactory performance of federal employees if diversity was the leading factor in their hire in the first place. That allows "dead wood" employee populations in the federal agencies to grow exponentially.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rochow, 9/20/2017 11:43:31 AM     (No. 11389284)

Figures. Fire departments and police departments had to lower their standards as well because of ´diversity´!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/20/2017 12:23:13 PM     (No. 11389344)

I remember a news story decades ago about women in the Illinois State Police academy and the reporter proudly spoke of how they pass the same rigorous physical tests as the men while showing push-ups for all to see. You guessed it, the women did the girly push ups from their knees while the men did men´s push ups.

They (the left) have been unabashedly foisting the BS on us without the least bit of awareness of the fools they prove themselves to be.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/20/2017 1:25:11 PM     (No. 11389405)

Myy husband was accepted into the Foreign Service and began his training in late 1980. In 1981 I had to go to his agency for some paperwork having to do with our first overseas assignment.

As I walked across the huge secretarial pool I noticed that the women, most of whom were Affirmative Action hires, were watching soap operas on small televisions on their desks. (This was before computers were common in offices.)

I asked my husband how they got away with doing that so blatantly and he responded that they could not be fired and that they complained if an officer asked one of them to actually do her job and type something up. If reprimanded, they would file racial grievances.

That was 36 years ago. Now the only thing that has changed is that they get to watch movies, soaps, whatever, on their computers instead of televisions.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dvc, 9/20/2017 1:26:28 PM     (No. 11389408)

Always the way with diversity. The "diverse" ones cannot meet the objective qualifications for the job, but whine until the qualifications are lowered, so now we have a less capable force, be it a fire department, police department, Secret Service or the military.

Results and being the very best possible by being exclusive, seems to no longer be important. We get the BEST by excluding the less fit, the less capable, the poorer eyesight, the poorer shot with a gun, the weaker, the slower.

But everything is all about inclusion today, so when will we have wheelchair bound Secret Service agents? Or agents with some other major disability?

This is stupid. We should have the best of the best for all elite services, and tough rocks if you cannot qualify.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 9/20/2017 2:40:28 PM     (No. 11389498)

Diversity was one of the main reasons I retired - I was tired of picking up the slack for the diversity hires, and despised the mandatory diversity training we had to endure multiple times a year.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/20/2017 4:49:33 PM     (No. 11389653)

One of my final acts in Federal service was to attend a Department-level "Diversity" conference. The joke was the Assistant Secretary who told the assembled group that her goal was that next year the attendees would "better resemble America." As a white, heterosexual male I asked her whether that meant there would be more like me in a room 98 percent female and 75 percent black, with only one straight male by my quick count. I couldn´t believe not one there got the irony of the question. Oh, yes, BTW, I was counseled.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/20/2017 6:53:33 PM     (No. 11389780)

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If Hillary was able to pass as black, she would have won the electoral and popular votes in a landslide. Unfortunately for her, she couldn´t pass for anything other than Hillary. …”

Only because she didn’t think she needed it! After all, if a liberal can be Native American, a liberal can certainly be Black!

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