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What’s an Unemployed Washington Democrat to Do?


According to a (very sad) story in Politico, a whole mess of Washington Democrats are worried about their employment prospects after Barack Obama leaves office next week. As the website puts it: “There’s rarely been less demand for their services.”

From Politico:

The Trump tornado is tearing up post-election planning around the Beltway. It’s not just that those 4,000 administration jobs are no longer available to Hillary for America alumni, or that failed Senate candidates like Russ Feingold and Katie McGinty won’t be able to hire their staff on the Hill. There are also the lobbying firms, trade associations and corporate government affairs offices that are pitching senior Obama aides’ resumes into the round file while scrambling to hire operatives with Republican connections.

The site spoke to Mira Patel, who followed Hillary Clinton from the Senate to the State Department and all the way through to her campaign. Suffice to say, there aren’t many Washington firms interested in snapping up her services.

“It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” said Patel.

Politico notes that this phenomenon isn’t unique to the outgoing Democrats; indeed, Republican staffers faced their own employment rout when Obama took over for George W. Bush. But they say Obama and Clinton aides are finding it especially tough to find work because few in Washington expected the election to turn out as it did.

“People are in shock,” Anastasia Kessler-Dellaccio told the site. She left her job to run Foreign Policy Professionals for Clinton and is now scrambling to find purchase. “I think people, myself included, are trying to figure out, ‘How do I recalibrate my dreams?’”

So sad.

Patel said she had been warned for years not to get too comfortable with Obama running the show.

“Never count on a Democratic administration,” Patel said, recalling the warnings. “I was like, ‘Oh, come on, this is gonna be great.’”

Never count on a Democratic administration. That’s more than just good advice for Obama staffers, that’s good advice for every American voter.

  • Joan

    The only gov employees that are sad to see Trump as President is the ones that don’t know how to WORK. They were just puppets filling seats and collecting 6 figure salaries for 3 days sitting on their chairs. I really can’t see any reputable business hiring any of these loosers. They lie, cheat, and don’t know what real work is. They rank all the way from the Senators to the very top of the liberal administration, none of them are worth 1 cent.

  • Libs R Loons

    Poor liberals…they can thank their corrupt democrat bosses for the fact that no one trusts them as hirees now. Knowing that all administrations do their own hires and appointments, those snowflakes should have had another job lined up before Hillary lost, but then again they thought that their collective election fraud would save the campaign for her.

  • Personally, I think that they have made so much money (some of them–if not many of them from swindling people) already. If they have been “half as smart” (and wise) as they think they are then they’ve already invested their money wisely and they will not at all be concerned about how to pay their bills or put food on their tables.

  • Grizz Mann

    This must be why the Democrats were pushing for $15.00 an hour wages.


    • Macman

      It is very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

    • Macman

      It is very very very very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

    • Lilly Putney

      Hope he also remembers all of the czars that O appointed.

    • Alaska Woman

      Like you need to repeat English 101?

    • Dawn

      Hope they saved their money and invested it…If not, they can work part time in the grocery stores…

  • Macman

    It is very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

  • Macman

    It is very very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

  • Macman

    It is sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.

  • Now you know how most of America feels, go get a job at McDonalds and at Burger King maybe then with 2 part time jobs you can pay your bills.
    You have no one but Obama & Hillary to thank for the fact that there are no JOBS! We have been complaining about this for 8 years and nobody gave a damn. In fact they keep telling us how many Jobs Obama created, just another lie though!

  • Macman

    It is very very very sad that our first African-American President will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, disruptive and divisive President ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his sry kin rather than the content of his character.

  • Macman

    This must be a fake conservative news outlet. It will not let me post my thoughts.

  • Macman

    This must be a fake conservative news outlet. It will not let me post my thoughts. This must be a fake conservative news outlet. It will not let me post my thoughts.

  • John

    This is GREAT NEWS! Can’t find work? HA! HA! HA!
    They are finally getting just what they all deserve!
    Suck it up losers!
    Why don’t they call their master obama! I am sure
    he will help them out – NOT!

  • DeborahG

    I don’t wish angst on anyone really I don’t. Misguided people who have been duped by slick speaking Democrats still need a job. Perhaps if we welcomed them into the Trump sphere. People can be rehabilitated.

  • Robert F Merchant

    No jobs? But….but, Obama has added millions of jods. I think these democrats are making this up, can’t bee true, Obama says so.

  • Chester

    They don’t feel! They only react to emotional hysteria, and that is when things don’t go their way… AND it hasn’t gone as they expected…

  • bigE

    Great way to start my day I;m so happy

  • Bob

    Welcome to the real world the average American faces every day

    • Macman

      This must be a fake conservative news outlet. It will not let me post my thoughts.

  • Floyd Lehman

    Get off WELFARE and GET A JOB

  • Floyd Lehman

    Get off welfare and get a job.

  • Macman

    This must be a fake news outlet. It will not let me post my thoughts.

  • Macman

    Trump will change that.

  • Rivahmitch

    Personally, I’d recommend suicide. It’s called “doing the country a service”.

    • Love it.

    • RobDJ

      Oh yes. Free bullets here.

    • DAVE

      I like it, maybe it would get rid of some of the deadbeats.

    • Floyd Lehman

      Yes I think they should kill them self. After all the have killed over 61,000,000 babies. So LIFE MEAN NOTHING to any demoCRAP. Or is it demoKKKrat at your next cross burning I PRAY THAT BURHING CROSS FALLS YOU

    • Now that you said it first I shall abide by your savvy advice. Hope they Do it collectively so there is some economy in their retrieval and burial

  • ken

    How sad !

  • The Maeven

    Maybe you can all move to CA en mass and get jobs working there. OF course, there are already too many Dems in CA for it to function. Like a $1.6 Billion projected deficit. Governor Moonbeam is trying to cede CA to Mexico, and it shows!

  • Samuel Martin Hay, III

    I still think we need to move the Capitol to St. Lewis. More centrally located, easier to defend and we no longer need a seaport nearby for international travels by our officials.
    The big advantage is that we could leave all those bureaucrats there to fend for themselves.

  • bagster53

    join the rest of the country and suffer with it or commite suicide , the free rid is over

  • gary29

    As a self-employed person I can not tell you how pleased this make me. Not that they are may be out of a job but that the will be getting a dose of reality.

    • Jonathan Brooks

      I strongly suspect these staffers will find many job opportunities in Dc as a Walmart Greeter, dogwalker, Barrista in Starbucks, or massage therapist in one of the many grey market jobs in DC.

  • Well i say good luck cause WE WE’RE IN THIS JAM AFTER OBAMA BROUGHT THESE ILLEGALS HERE. So you can now see how we on the out side had to live with out a job.

  • When you believe in socialism you believe in lies because that is what socialism is. You cannot keep growing taxes, more regulations and open borders and allowing illegals to get benefits that should only be for U.S. Citizens is wrong. Growing poverty, growing food stamp programs, growing unemployment, extending unemployment programs are all wrong and part of the democrat policies is wrong. JOBS is the cure and Obama says he created 15 million jobs fails to tell you he lost almost 15 million jobs for a net near zero. Obama was the best thing that could ever happen to the republican party, his way of governing was executive orders because he had zero skills on how to get people of both parties together and he took office with super majorities in both houses could have passed any legislation he wanted in those two years, Immigration, secure our borders, lowered taxes, lower regulations to help provide an atmosphere for business to hire people but Obama did the opposite increased taxes, more regulations and open borders and the citizens of this country showed the democrats what they thought of his policies by defeating the democrats not only in the federal elections but took over many states leaving the democrats in the worst shape in there history. All you people that are for socialism better go back to schools you graduated and tell all those socialist, communists instructors that you would like your money back for indoctrinating you into socialism instead of preparing you for the real world. Remember to be a socialist is a lie, that is what they do, all the far left democrats are liars! Obama, Reid and Pelosi destroyed the democrat party. All three the greatest liars of the democrat party and you can thank them for where you are today.

    • Great post Billv. Now to get rid of the remainder of the liberals & dead wood in DC including those “”republicans” that also don’t do their assigned job.

    • Absolutely on point.

    • Diane Smith

      You stole my thunder, Bob. ‘It gives me a thrill up my leg’….to know these Dems will have to live with the situations they have put in place for the rest of us. I’d like to see them live on the same insurance, pensions, retirement and other low value provisions they have been able to circumvent because of their lofty government positions.
      Senators with a D grade after their names are now whining about the laws Republicans will be using to sway govt. appropriations and time on the legislative floor. Boo hoo Dems. These are the sleazy measures you took to gain advantage over Repub. members in past years.

  • Wildmann

    Ha Ha Ha!! You Commie Bastards!!

  • Eric001

    Good riddence to the Damnocrat’s! They earned it! Now that Hillary and her plot
    To sell 20% of our in the ground Uranium ore to Russia’s uranium refineing corporation was and is an act of treason. As such she should have been charged, tried, and sentanced for such.

  • Linda

    I think they should cry, scream they have no hope, stomp their feet, riot, plunder and protest some more and blame Trump! So happy they now get a chance to stand in line for a handout like many of us did when we could find a job but it was half what everyone was making when Obama took over. I was going to say I hope Hillary has to stand in line but frankly the only line she will be in is waiting for an orange jumpsuit.

  • Floyd marshall

    I agree with the previous comments. If you see now that good time is over and you actuality have to get a real job, good luck. I can only hope that Trump removes the pork on these free lunches, take care of our vets.

  • Eric001

    Perfectly stated, I’m in agreement, and disabled, yet I live on the socialist proceeds.

    That does not denegrate my stand, I would prefer not being disabled, obviously, but I would rather not live in poverty, which was foisted off on myself by the injustice system., the person who caused my disability was never charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs, and these drugs were seemingly has been overlooked by our court system. No more.

  • Eric001

    Good riddence! We just fired at least 4000 dead ends!

  • da… become a Republican. Or is that too much of an original thought for you?

    • Huapakechi

      They’re lacking the mental, moral and physical tools to become republicans, much less conservative.

  • after 8 years of milking the cow the teats have finally run dry for the poor little snowflakes. the street corner’s will soon be crowded by out of work Donkey’s pimping themselves off to whoever will pay them their pieces of silver.

  • Keith C G Kyle

    Maybe Patel can join the family business “Patel Bros.” the Indian super market in Tampa.

  • Duane

    “What’s an Unemployed Washington Democrat to Do?”
    To answer this questions we need to look back to the a time when the was far more respect and pride in our nation than we see today.
    The answer is in a speech made by President Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!”
    These democrats did nothing for their country other than fill seats and take tax payers money. They will not be on the tax payers payroll now and hopefully, those special interest groups will see them as failures and turn their backs on them.
    We saw Hillary Clinton get into one of these positions after we elected her as a Senator; get into a government position, do nothing, and get wealthy at it! We then succeeded in seeing her setting outside the gate while the nation starts looking toward betters days ahead as we “drain the swamp” of the Obama Dead Beat bunch!

  • silent hammer

    Socialists have one bus. Sixty three drivers, all getting bus-driver pay, but JUST ONE BUS. It’s the ONLY bus in town. If you want to get anywhere, you must ride THIS bus. SOME riders are “special” and aren’t required to present a token to ride. You and I, though, are required to pay at least TWO tokens for every ride we take. Well, THIS bus is going to the scrap heap on January 20, 2017. CRUSH IT, President Trump.

  • I guess moving to the ghetto to get an affordable room would be a choice – if you are Black be sure to wear body armor so that the BLM doesn’t pick you off.

  • Wear your most fashionable body armor if you are Black and going out on the streets – BLM is always looking for a target.

  • Alan

    Did any of them consider honest labor?

    • Diane Smith

      Bully for you! Great retort.

  • Donl

    You reap what you sow. Wallow in it for 8 years like we did. You people were sooooo GULLIBLE to believe your Commie in chief and Hilly’s Lie’s they could have said anything and you would have sucked it up. I was a Democrat when they were, now, they are Commies, Socialists, Progressives, Marxists, Globalists, ETC.

  • Well they could find work with all the jobs Obama created.They could flip burgers,sweep streets.Be car washers ,pump gas,wash windshields on corners. All the jobs the Traitor Obama created.Now let them feel the pain that the American workers feels !!!

  • Billy V ,You put up a fantastic post,thanks.

  • Keith C G Kyle

    Suggest Ms Patel join the family Indian supermarket business in Tampa.

  • Lin Phillips

    I’m grateful that the Trump administration has this opportunity after years of corruption done to our nation by elected officials in Washington. Under President Obama’s 8 year reign we saw our nation deteriorate so quickly it is becoming almost unrecognizable. And Obama’s talk of ‘helping’ the Trump administration make a smooth transition fools very few–he is doing nothing to quell the divisiveness in our nation but much to feed it. We are a wounded, divided nation and President-elect Trump and any who support him are in for a rough ride–we all are. May we learn to be civil toward others, even those that may not seem to us to deserve it.

  • I guess this will be a wake up call for Obama’s flunkies who have been living off of us working people, or should I say, previously working people, before the jobs disappeared under Obama. I too was once a democrat, and left the party because of The Clintons. It was all downhill for the democrats after that. Obama, Pelosi and Reid, have made their millions from all of us and now their “stooges” are out of work. Wish I could say I feel sorry for them, but I can’t. They still don’t get why they lost the election. They will continue to lose elections until they change their socialist, communist party, which will probably be never. We want America back and they can’t give it to us, so we went with Trump.

  • Edward Watkins

    I hear McDonald’s and Walmart are hiring.

  • James Maxwell

    Some one told me there was plenty of opening at the local sewerage plant shoveling crap out of
    the septic farms after they were cleaned. These Democrat Socialist should feel right at home
    there since that is all they have done the past 8 Years. I am sure that other cities and
    sanitation systems could gainfully employ them also.

    • Would they demand $15.00/hr + benefits + 6 months maternity leave + a 20hr workweek + a stipend to clean the crap off their bare feet (so poor they couldn’t possibly afford shoes)? Probably not as they would protest for greater amounts of food stamps, greater amounts of welfare and full free healthcare and then would demand they receive them so they wouldn’t need to work. Perhaps someone could find a way to recycle that nasty sewage into something edible for those poor hungry unemployable democrats? That would be reserved ONLY for them—not the rest of us (just as in the Obamacare does for congressmen/women). That way they could still remain FAT, DUMB and HAPPY!

  • George Tompkins

    Hopefully,we have a chance at developing a national change. wE HAVE BEEN TRAVELING DOWN A DEAD-END ROAD for the last decade. We have an opportunity to have a better chance for anyone that will want to work the good old fashioned American way,regardless of political standing to possibly have a chance to live.Draining the swamp would help so very much.Then move on to greatness that America stands for.

  • JEAN





    Last night’s BS session, very small not big like a Trump rally in Alabama. Go Jeff Go.

    Nice try communists. You fooled us for eight Shiite years. Now it our time to rebuild what you destroyed. Good riddence to Obama Bin Lenin bin Laden. When
    the communists brag Obama got Bin Laden. Ask them who gave Bin Laden five months to get away before he was forced to act. Why he left the Pakistani doctor to be tortured daily in a prison and never negotiated for his release? To save reward money 25 mil. Every day he has his feet beat and worse. Paul O’Neal and seal team six avenged 911. Obama did lose seal team six to his allies in the CH47 shootdown in a set up ambush.

    It seems Obama has a leave behind mentality as well as his lead from behind tactics.Whether it is leave no carrier in the gulf, leave two navy boats to be captured by an Iranian fisherman with an ak47. Then comes relieving. The admiral and the General who wanted to go rescue the witnesses. More media cover up anybody? Then there is Benghazi covered up and abandoned. What a legacy.

    Thanks for nothing President divider. Thanks for reinforcing communism with your party of death to little children and communist propaganda. You have won the brainwashing war. Even the conservative media is afraid to say the word communist. They will say leftist,liberal, progressive and democrat but never the word communist.
    They are afraid to be labeled a McCarthyite. If you label back with the Rosenberg label. They call you an anti semite. No one knows that the great American judge who sentenced the two communists to death was Jewish, Juge Kaufman. Google his one page sentence to see real American justice.

    Now we have new doctors in the house, senate and a working CEO. The communist virus has been arrested and now comes the cure. Big medicine starting with American health care.
    The good news is by 2018 Trump will have 70% of the vote anytime he needs it. The demo commos will have ten less senate seats and the beat goes on. The saying in a big family is first up best dressed. Trump starts work at three am. If you want the truth before the communist media can spin it. Just go to Trump twitter the real media.


  • Oh, boo hoo! Get out your handkerchief and cry like a baby over your lost gravy train! If you had done your jobs, Trump would not have won. Now some real work will get done in D.C. and Trump doesn’t need the media, or the moguls’ (can you say Soros) money, or the big government gurus to get things done. He brings his experience to the table, and the ability to hire the right people for the jobs. If they do not do their jobs, he fires them! I am ready to deal emotionally with the back-lash from the liberal media over not having first chair in the White House press room, if such remains in existence under Trump takes office. He doesn’t NEED them. I await his next tweet, and ignore the New York (toilet paper) Times! I am also ready to write my congressmen and senators if they do not get on board the Trump Train and get to work. I’m sick of the mealey-mouthed wimps who don’t know how to work, but do know how to vote themselves raises, while we on Social Security sit here with no raise for years! I believe in the power of the pen, and the power of the voting booth, and will utilize BOTH!

  • jack1466

    DO a lot more crying,,,and then see if you can register for those”GIMME” programs…

  • Alaska Woman

    Blah, blah, blah, lie, insult …repeat ad nauseam.
    Tedious, boring, repetitive … typical right-wing, so-called conservstives.

  • What’s anyone to do without a job ? The same thing all the American people have been doing for years. (Those that WANT to work), go out every day and pound the pavement. Compete with illegals, and others for what jobs are available. Keep looking, keep hoping. There are food stamps, government housing, Medicare, Medicaid ALL available IF you qualify. Size down, tighten your belts, buy a used auto, sell off some unnecessary items you don’t REALLY need. Quit the country club, sell the boat, whatever it takes to get by. There are LOTS of things you can ALL do. Just remember some old words of wisdom….Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and don’t ever count on politics to give you a life long FREE RIDE….because YOUR FREE RIDE is OVER !!! Now you have a WEEK to go find employment. I wish you as much luck as you have wished all of us all these years.

  • Chet

    How many people have lost their employment because of Obama’s ideologically driven decisions. Unfortunately, it is often the little guy who pays – and ALWAYS the taxpayer who suffers.
    But – Fortunately. our long national nightmare is about over. Liberalism and Obamacare are on their way out, and the Democrat party is all but destroyed by Obamacare’s implementers. Good riddance and Schadenfreude to them all. This should be a teachable moment to everyone.

  • hoosier lady

    They could work part-time at McDonalds for $15 per hour!

  • Donna

    It is simple. I do NOT go where I am not wanted. Most sensible people think this way. ” They” need to get the message.

  • StanCan

    Send them all to California to get in the movies with loser actors. Actually all Democrats are actors. They always act like the truth is a lie and lies are the truth. They should fit there very well.

  • joel

    welcome to the real world asshole’s democrates

  • joel

    welcome to real world you can my toilets min wage!!!


  • Hir rodrg

    They’ve no problem finding a well paid job, it’s very simple, take the Antrack train from DC to CA or from DC to NYC, if they can’t find a job there they can become homeless like thousands of veterans under the Obama administration. The third destination could be Mexico City as an undocumented workers. If none of this works join the Clintons foundation they have plenty of illegal money.

  • chuck not PC

    There are shovel ready job opening at DTMW (Donald Trump Mexican Wall)
    It should be easy to get employment there because the positions there require that the worker get dirty and there is anything these workers know it is how to get their hands dirty. To apply call 800 202 1600. For English push 1, For Spanish press 2 for all other languages press 0. For Democrats, socialist, and leftist, hang up. For Hillary supporters leave a message and it will be deleted within 4 hours.


  • See the way the other half have to live. If possible, become a republican. Get out there and try to make yourself better than before. Have mercy on your fellow American. Don’t be lazy and expect others to pay you just to live. Everyone today usually changes jobs about 6/7 times in their lifetime-you just might have to do the same.

  • Robert powell

    with the worthless cockroach in chief on the skids it is time to break out the firing squads,o’bummer/holder/learner/clinton,[both]/loretalinch/all of the cockroaches that bow to mecca..it is time to clean house….and snowflakes ,,don’t let the door hit you in the SS….

  • John

    Lets hope that President Elect Trump does indeed ” drain the swamp ” . Most of the government departments should be eliminated . They should start with the Department of Education , H U D , S B A , Consumer Protection . Replace all government pensions with Social Security . Eliminate ALL government employee unions and civil service protection .

  • Ghost Forever

    Join the other 95,000,000 million unemployed Y’all helped create!

  • Get in line….yes that is where the socialist party did ..put folks in a social welfare program line.