President Barack Obama is already leaving for his final, taxpayer-funded vacation before his term in office is over, and his appointees and soon-to-be former staffers can’t find work in President-elect Trump’s Washington, D.C.
With a radical left-wing agenda rejected by the American voters, Democrats just suffered their greatest losses in a generation. Without Hillary Clinton to hire these Democrat insiders, the job market looks bad.
As a former Clinton aide told Politico:
“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.
These insiders were counting on the more than 4,000 jobs the president can fill immediately when taking office. And they aren’t taking the situation well:
“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.
“My prediction is that there certainly will be a more robust demand for folks who are from the Republican side of the aisle, and especially [those] close to folks who are now being selected for key positions,” Ha said.
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.”
That official is, at this point, entertaining some formal job offers, and many others have had good luck finding new jobs, often in Silicon Valley, where many Obama alumni have landed over the past four years. Clinton aides appear to be having a harder time, both emotionally and practically.
Hilariously, liberals in Silicon Valley are trying to help these out-of-work electoral losers:
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.
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Laszlo Bock, who once ran the HR office at Google, built a database of former Obama and Hillary Clinton staffers, trying to help them with their employment situation. God forbid they move somewhere else in America to find a real job.
Trump ran a campaign of “draining the swamp,” which he is already accomplishing before the inauguration. The liberal elites and bureaucratic insiders stay in Washington for too long, and are exactly what’s wrong with our nation’s capital. To the Obama White House staffers, we can officially tell them: “YOU’RE FIRED!”
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