After the Trump tsunami left its mark on the GOP this past election, thousands of Clinton and Obama loyalists are floundering to find work.
Mira Patel, a long-time Clinton aide, told Politico, “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs.”
To add insult to injury, the younger generation of Democratic operatives are still coming to terms with their grief from their embarrassing defeat.
Anastasia Kessler-Dellaccio, a 35-year-old woman who quit her job to work for Hillary, claims she has been “rattled” since the election because of Trump’s values. She said, “I think people, myself included, are trying to figure out, ‘How do I recalibrate my dreams?’”
Former Clinton campaign aides are reportedly struggling with how to talk about their work after the numerous scandals and devastating loss. Some fear they will be judged for having lost, while others are afraid it will cast a shadow on their own individual accomplishments.
Politico reported that those who want to keep Obama’s legacy alive are finding few places willing to pay them to do so. Many Obama staffers have tried their luck at seeking jobs in the private sector, only to be dismayed when they find that they are having little success finding work with trade associations, lobbying firms, and corporate government affairs offices.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that one Obama administration official was in negotiations with two tech companies in November, but after losing the election, both companies did a “clear about-face.” The official said another company all but said, “We need Republicans, not Democrats.”
One woman even stated it’s not about finding the “perfect fit” when it comes to work, but “a lot of us are looking for any fit.”
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