U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) and Vice-President elect Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Peter Coy, Matthew Philips and Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg: Exit America’s Old Elite
Insiders will be swept away unless they submit or change their games.
America’s elite institutions are accustomed to riding out changes in presidential administrations. It will be harder this time. Not since Andrew Jackson in 1828 has there been a president-elect who harnessed the public’s anger toward the Establishment the way Donald Trump has. Suddenly the political and technocratic elite in Washington are at risk of being disenfranchised. It’s a strange feeling.
“I’m in shock,” says David Goldwyn, who reported to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a special energy envoy from 2009 to 2011. Goldwyn has taught university courses, commented in the media, and run a consulting firm. He is, in other words, a Washington insider—a bad thing these days. He says it feels like 1976, when Jimmy Carter’s “peanut mafia” headed to Washington, or 1980, when Ronald Reagan’s revolutionaries swept in. “I’m really chagrined that the rhetoric of this campaign devolved into a situation that ended up throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” he says.
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WNU Editor: The political establishment is going to survive .... but they have been battered. Who are the big losers in the establishment .... the Democrat Party experienced a bloodbath on Tuesday, and they have no one but soon to be retired President Obama to speak for them. In the Republican establishment .... The Bush family, Mitt Romney, they have all been repudiated .... and I doubt that they will come back. . The media .... upon reflection I cannot help but feel that they knew what was going to happen on Tuesday .... but they choose to not report it. The media and their bias has been exposed .... and it is going to take a long time for them to get their credibility back.