Obama Aide Whose Funny Tweets Criticized Obama Should be Promoted Not Fired!

Fake Twitter accounts are among my favorite things on the Internet. It’s amazing how refreshingly honest people can be sometimes when they’re not being themselves. Especially when they have an insider’s perspective on something that that is usually kept pretty cleaned up for the public.

Which why I’m so sad today to learn that I never got the opportunity to follow @NatSecWonk, the brainchild behind a senior White House official. Jofi Joseph was director of nuclear non-proliferation on the White House National Security Council staff, and has helped negotiate nuclear issues with Iran, but was fired last week after he was revealed as the voice behind the bitingly critical Twitter account

His Twitter page has been deleted, much to my chagrin. Rumor has it that he described himself in his profile as a “keen observer of the foreign policy and national security scene” who “unapologetically says what everyone else only thinks.”

He tweeted some gems, and he didn’t hold back -- even going after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her bungling of the Benghazi murders. He tweeted earlier this month, “Look, Issa is an ass, but he’s on to something here with the @HillaryClinton whitewash of accountability for Benghazi.” Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has been relentless in his demand for accountability from the Whitehouse about Benghazi, Libya.

Joseph told Politico that he regretted his tweets. He stated:

"What started out as an intended parody account of DC culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean-spirited comments. I bear complete responsibility for this affair and I sincerely apologize to everyone I insulted."

Dude! You don’t need to apologize. It’s not like you’re going to get your job back anyway. Washington takes itself too seriously anyway -- we need some snark in there to get people to pay attention more! So sorry that the White House didn’t like you tweeting critical things about its darlings, but maybe if they’d do their jobs, you wouldn’t have lost yours.

Best of luck to you, man.

If you created an anonymous Twitter account, what would it be?


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D.j. Lord

mocking the messiah?  how unamerican...

bella... bellacazzate

It's not the criticism. Criticism is fine and encouraged no matter what side you're on. What you've failed to note here is that he possibly revealed sensitive and classified information. 


I did just win in Crazy Conservative Buzzword Bingo, though. I had, diagonally, Benghazi, Obama Click Bait Title, Free Space, Parroting, and Misinformed. 


What did everyone else get? 

nonmember avatar JAG2013

I saw this blog page a few weeks ago,and shared it with friends, becuase of the interesting topics. However, I did not think that the blog was narrowminded.. being a gov employee, we dont always personally agree with the decisions that are made, but at the end of the day, if the President of the United States walks on base you still have to show him respect, also and at the end of the day he is still THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES..AND HE IS AWESOME. Thank you cafe mom, for the brief blogs and information, that you provided, but this will be no longer a site of my daily visits.. thanks

MamaD... MamaDV1012

Another gag on free speech.  'Merica!

EmilyH87 EmilyH87

If he worked anywhere else and made criticizing tweets about upper management, he'd still probably get fired. That's the thing about free speech. You're free to speak your mind, but not everyone has to like it and it won't always end in your favor. I'm sorry he lost his job, but when you make fun of the people that give you your paycheck it won't always end well.

Donald Giannatti

You can roll out a healthcare website that costs 650 Million Dollars and doesn't work, traffic guns to Drug Cartels, break confidentiality laws at the highest levels of the IRS and not get fired.

But tweet inappropriately... yeah... there ya go.

nonmember avatar richard40

It isn't so much that this guy got fired fr making insulting tweets about his bosses, a lot of employers will do that. The real problem is nobody ever gets fired for gross incompetence or corruption. Its as if the only offense that is fireable is breaking Omerta.

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