While the fate of soon-to-be-former Obama employees isn’t exactly top of mind for any American conservative, this next story at least provides a bit of schadenfreude, and indicates just how much the country has changed—practically overnight.
While their old boss flies off to yet another vacation, his many loyal staffers are job hunting, and it’s not going very well.
As victorious Republicans begin taking over the formerly Democrat-run capitol, these government employees are finding it hard to land their next position in Washington, D.C.
“Clients are all pivoting, and they’re all frankly trying to figure it out just like we all are right now,” said Julian Ha, who heads up the government affairs and trade association practice at the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. (…)
Some Obama staffers looking to parlay their White House pedigree into private sector gigs suffered their own Trump slump immediately after the election.
One of the tech companies’ offices got in touch the day after the election “stating that they needed to ‘re-scope the role in light of the results.’” The other company, the official said, was “far less euphemistic in saying we need Republicans, not Democrats.”
Politico notes that many Obama and Clinton “alumni” are now searching for non-government roles, particularly in liberal Silicon Valley, but with “Clinton aides having a harder time, both emotionally and practically.”
In a single paragraph that sums up much of what you need to know about how America’s liberal elites operate, we learn that:
A Google Inc. executive has enlisted roughly 100 employers, including Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc., in an effort to find work for campaign staffers left jobless after Election Day.
Has the strong link between Silicon Valley and the Democrats ever been more obvious? (Although of course both parties will continue to deny such a thing exists…)
As The Political Insider notes, Donald Trump ran on a vow to “drain the swamp,” and, incredibly, the swamp seems to be draining itself to a remarkable degree, even before he takes office. It’s a sea change that is long overdue and hopefully will breathe new life and bring a new atmosphere to the nation’s capital.
Source: The Political Insider