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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 11:57 AM
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Cry Me A River Time: "Out-of-Work GOP Aides Face Tough Road Ahead"
From Roll Call:


Out-of-Work GOP Aides Face Tough Road Ahead

By Kate Ackley
Roll Call Staff

November 9, 2006

The hundreds of Republican staffers not to mention more than a few Members who will lose their jobs in the next few weeks are going to face a hostile marketplace on K Street as unemployed Republicans flood the market.

Tuesdays election results sent at least 20 incumbents in the House and Senate packing and flipped control of the House to Democrats. It also flipped a decade-long trend of Republicans as the darlings of the lobbying sector. While GOP aides are flooding the town with their rsums, its now plugged-in Democratic aides whom companies and firms really have an eye for.

Its going to be more of a buyers market for Republican staffers and a sellers market for the Democratic staffers, said Mike Tongour, who runs Tongour Simpson Holsclaw, a boutique lobbying firm with no Democrats on the payroll. Weve had a couple of phone calls from Democrats who are thinking about leaving the Hill, and were interested in talking to them.


Finding it difficult not to laugh.

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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:01 PM
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1. Gee, let me think, do I really care ...NO!!!
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:03 PM
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2. After making millions
No one should shed a tear for these people.
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The Blue Flower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:04 PM
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3. What about all the R lobbyists?
Think of all the lobbyists who had to be registered R's before they even got a foot in the door.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:05 PM
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4. The CIIIIIIIIIIRCLE of LIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!!
That's life in DC, baby. :shrug:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:05 PM
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5. Hmmmm....no, can't say I really care
n/t
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:06 PM
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6. Yep. My heart is bleeding. Really. It is.
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EvolveOrConvolve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:08 PM
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7. So Republicans are actually going to know what it's like
to be unemployed? Ah, I love the sweet smell of irony in the morning. :bounce:
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:13 PM
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8. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should pass public financing of campaigns legislation
Because these lobbyists are going to cross the aisles to get with the power and try to corrupt Democrats this time.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:17 PM
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9. "Will smear for
Rollexes ..."
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:17 PM
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10. !
:rofl:
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:21 PM
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11. Nobody is in those jobs forever, and if these staffers thought they would be,
they obviously don't understand democracy.

It's the nature of the beast: Your job only lasts as long as your party's in power.
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codjh9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:23 PM
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12. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Don't let the door hit ya in the ass...
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:24 PM
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13. I suppose the Democrats will be blamed for the
Edited on Thu Nov-09-06 12:25 PM by dflprincess
sudden jump in the unemployment rate.

They can always get jobs at Walmart, rather than be a drain on the taxpayers.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:24 PM
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14. Tweety was lamenting this last night. Those poor dirtbags!
A new dawn.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:26 PM
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16. A New Dawn, Indeed!
If you read the rest of the story, everyone wants to hire Ford, Jr.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:25 PM
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15. more WalMart greeters....
:-)
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:34 PM
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19. OMG! That's hilarious!
:yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:27 PM
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17. Not a problem "The Economy Is Great!"
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 12:29 PM
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18. Make sure they don't trash their offices when leaving...
They might remove all the "Ds" from the computer keyboards...
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:18 PM
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20. Look to Wall Street to hire all the brown-nosed, yes-men.
They need to strengthen the echo chamber that keeps telling us that stocks are up when adjusted for inflation they're losing money. GM and Ford seem to have a never ending hiring program for suck-ups too.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:24 PM
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21. Remember that classic
by Ella Fitzgerald
Cry me a fugging River!
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:27 PM
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22. I'm sure Wal Mart is hiring
:eyes:

Fuck that noise :puke:
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:31 PM
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23. Shut down all lobbyists, Dem or Republican
It's not hundreds unemployed, it's thousands. With the flip of the committees, the Dems get to hire all the committee staffs, and they're often HUGE and partisan. But letting the lobbyists play their game of hiring a few Dems while they remain solidly right-wing hurts us now and later. Shut them down. Send them a letter that no Dem will meet with them, no matter who they send. And send copies to their clients, which are listed on their websites. Drain the swamp, and cut off the money, and get these anti-democratic lizards out of DC for good. No one is going to listen to their "money is free speech" garbage in this environment. Get them now, before they worm their way back in.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:36 PM
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24. I wonder if there were articles like this after the Dems lost congress in '94?
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:24 PM
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25. .
Shouldn't be too hard for them. The economy is so great and unemployment rates low.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:25 PM
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26. this happens every election cycle. why is it news?
oh, right. Democrats are bad people for putting them out of work
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:36 PM
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27. Maybe they can get work with that Gannon/Guckert fella.
:evilgrin:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 02:50 PM
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28. The economy is great! Every person who wants a job can get a job!
The repubics said so just last week!
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