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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Insiders Always Win

Rich Galen writes at Mullings:
Here's the dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about: None of this will matter.
If Clinton wins the big story will not be out outsiders will now have a seat at the table. The big story will be how long it takes the Obama people to put their stuff into cardboard boxes and clear out for a return to the Clinton people.
Even if Donald Trump were to win and he made good on his promise to put business leaders into Cabinet posts it wouldn't make history. John F. Kennedy, for instance, put Robert McNamara, president of the Ford Motor Company, in as Secretary of Defense.
No less than T.E. Lawrence, known to us as Lawrence of Arabia, learned a hard lesson after World War I. He thought he and his Arab allies had created a new order in the Middle East. But, he wrote in Seven Pillars of Wisdom:
"When we achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew ...  We stammered that we had worked for a new heaven and a new earth, and they thanked us kindly and made their peace."
The reality is, it takes people who know how to operate the levers of government to operate the levers of government.

Official Washington may blink a couple of times, but it will quickly recover, thank Republican and Democrat primary voters kindly, and return things to status quo ante.