It’s insult to injury for a generation of young operatives who are still managing their shock and grief from Hillary Clinton’s loss. And for those who want to fight to keep President Barack Obama’s legacy from being erased, there aren’t a lot of places ready to pay them to do it.
“It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” said Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide who went from her Senate office to the State Department and, starting last summer, her presidential campaign.
Some Obama staffers looking to parlay their White House pedigree into private sector gigs suffered their own Trump slump immediately after the election.
One administration official said he was deep into negotiations with two tech companies in early November, but after the election, “there was a pretty clear about-face.”
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.”
Well boo damn hoo. These people never expected the party to end. Clearly they expected 8 years of Hillary, followed by 8 years of Michelle Obama followed by… I dunno, Chelsea? A gal so ugly, if she gave you a BJ it would count as anal.
But for as much fun as we’ve been having we shouldn’t gloat too much. I still have enough functioning brain cells to remember back in 2008 when all the talk was that Obama’s election signaled the end of the GOP, that we had no one waiting in the wings who might ever rise to recover the presidency.
So what happened to the Democrat dream of one party rule in perpetuity? one word: Obama. They never thought their messiah would morph into Voldemort. That America would never grow tired of being bullied and preached to. They still don’t get it.
But just as the fickle electorate can make a sharp turn to the right, they turn back to the left. Trump not only needs to deliver on his promises, but he has to avoid scandals. And then there are the unforeseens that may not be his fault, but he’ll still get the blame for, like acts of terrorism, military conflicts, even natural disasters.
All I’m saying is that, considering that the long knives of the media are already out, Trump’s people need to be extra careful and not sink to the same arrogance that sunk the Democrats.
On a positive note, it looks like the Democrats are bound and determined to double down on everything that cost them the election. But we can’t count on that. It’s our game to lose, let’s not screw this up.