One thing you have to remember about Washington, D.C., is that many people there take care of their own — and by many people, I mean the Democrats.
Sure, the GOP lives by connections, too.
But to move ahead in “the swamp,” you need to have, at minimum, the patina of qualifications and merit. That — and your family needs to be major donors.
However, the Dems play by somewhat different rules, in my view. With them, like a proper combat unit, you fight and higher headquarters sees to it that eventually you come off the line and into some decent R&R.
So it is with the highly partisan, yet unsuccessful, team that manned the Mueller witch hunt. Like Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford before them, they will get awards and land in high clover for services rendered, win or lose.
Michael Dreeben of the team got a cushy slot at Georgetown Law. Andrew Weissmann, number two to Mueller, got a two-fer. He gets a billet at New York University Law School and a book deal.
Jeannie Rhee gets a partnership at a top law firm. Andrew Goldstein nabs a sweet partnership, too. The list goes on.
D.C. is a company town — and that company is big government. And for that firm? Business is always booming.
Thus, there are always comfy job openings for even the dimmest who will toe the line.
But when you’re a populist and nationalist president who comes into town owing almost nobody anything and you set your sights on draining the nanny-state PC swamp, the powers that be on both sides will gun for you. Disliking the president is an ecumenical sport in this city.
Dems hate President Donald Trump for the obvious reasons: He unexpectedly beat the tar out of them in 2016 and continues to outrage them with his victories.
Some Republicans dislike him while trying at the same time to use his coattails in the right quarters.
He embarrasses them with their Dem friends at U Street bars and other trendoid Washington hangouts.
Thus to be anti-Trump, regardless of where one works or who signs one’s paycheck, is oh-soooo D.C. chic.
Virtually the only place you see MAGA hats around D.C. are on the heads of tourists.
To a lot of the rest of the country, he’s a meh-plus.
They know his faults, like his habit of driving the Left bonkers, and they love the results of his administration. So far at least.
That’s why virtually the only place you see MAGA hats around D.C. are on the heads of tourists.
Lucky for the president that they, not exclusively his townie detractors, will decide the next election.
Funny thing that way, a republic.
David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence; he served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. After that, he worked as a political consultant and ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia. Today he’s a public relations consultant in Washington, D.C. This OpsLens piece is used by permission.
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