Liberals seem to have difficulty keeping their political views and their work lives separate.
A Virginia woman who was fired from her job for giving President Trump the middle finger as he passed by in his motorcade is learning her lesson the hard way.
Juli Briskman, 50, was riding her bike when she was passed by the a line of vehicles escorting the President out of his golf course in Sterling, Virginia, Huffington Post reports.
Briskman, who isn’t at all a fan of President Trump, couldn’t restrain herself from flipping off America’s Commander-in-Chief.
The disgruntled liberal explained why she did it.
“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” she said. “I’m thinking, DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has power. I’m thinking, he’s at the damn golf course again.”
Briskman added “I flipped off the motorcade a number of times.”
The mother of two was quickly heralded as a hero by her fellow leftists on social media.
— T Faine (@TFaine1) November 6, 2017
You should have used both hands.
— Tetounee (@moderateAr) November 6, 2017
#Her2020 LOVE IT!! Exactly how I feel!! Thank You sooooooo much!!
— Elizabeth (@Elizabe45313627) November 6, 2017
Others failed to see the “heroism” in using an obscene gesture to virtue-signal from afar.
Setting the bar pretty low for heroism. Flipping off a motorcade – so edgy.
— George Soros’ Eyebag (@soroseyebag) November 6, 2017
So glad you were fired,
That will teach you to have respect for the POTUS. UNEMPLOYED
OFFICE ? WAITING FOR YOU LOSER?
— Deborah Martinez (@LadyLovesBlue23) November 6, 2017
What a horrible example you are as a mother. So happy you got canned, and hope you are jobless for a long time. Karma
— ? Diana ? (@DianaMcgee4607) November 6, 2017
Briskman’s employer, government contractor Akima LLC, wasn’t thrilled by the picture, either. They promptly fired her for violating the company’s social media policy after she used the viral photo as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.
Since Virginia is an employment-at-will state, Akima has full discretion over who it fires. But that didn’t stop Briskman from complaining about the perceived injustice, citing the case of a male colleague who was reprimanded–but not fired–for calling someone a “f*****g Libtard asshole” on Facebook.
“How is that any less ‘obscene’ than me flipping off the president?” Briskman argued. “How is that fair?”
Briskman, like most liberals, is unable to see distinctions. Her co-worker was rightly reproved for vulgar posts that might reflect poorly on the company.
— Victoria Sage (@Sagewomon) November 6, 2017
But obscenity in a private dispute with an unknown liberal on the internet is very different from insulting the President when you’re a government contractor whose entire livelihood depends on building good relationships with whoever’s currently in charge of the government–in this case, Donald Trump.
Despite losing her job, Briskman is anything but remorseful. “In some ways, I’m doing better than ever,” she said. “I’m angry about where our country is right now. I am appalled. This was an opportunity for me to say something.”
Briskman says she’ll now be looking for a job with a left-leaning advocacy group like PETA or Planned Parenthood.
Enjoy your 15 minutes…. and unemployment. pic.twitter.com/3NxkTAKcNU
— ??Carl III%er²?? (@Roscoe_Notrub) November 6, 2017
After all, those places are bastions of free speech, right? They wouldn’t fire employees for, say, publicly taking a pro-life stance or critiquing “animal rights.”
It’s hard to tell the difference between liberal naivete and hypocrisy.