It was clear that the Democrat establishment was in the tank for Hillary Clinton from day one. Relatively early in the race, all of the Party’s superdelegates (which seem to be insurance to ensure the Party gets the candidate it wants) rallied behind her, and that wasn’t all. As you know by now, a number of emails released in the recent DNC email hack prove the establishment had conspired against Bernie Sanders from the get-go, even going as far as planning to attack him over his religion (or lack thereof) in an attempt to discredit him.
The Democrat establishment was clearly for Hillary, but with essentially a populist candidate as the Republican nominee, is the Republican establishment with Her too? Trump has yet to be endorsed by those who promised to endorse the eventual Republican nominee during the first debate (John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Jeb! Bush), and he’s been lacking in Congressional endorsements too.
Now, a group billing themselves as “Republicans for Clinton” released a list of its members, which you can read below, courtesy of the Daily Caller. Notice anything strange about the folks on this list?
Niki Christoff, Member of the policy staff of McCain for President 2008
James Clad, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia
Patrick Cronin, Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, USAIDJames Filippatos, Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, FAA
Jana Chapman Gates, Speechwriter, U.S. Department of the TreasuryJean Geran, Member of the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning
Jim Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Justin Kintz, Special Assistant External Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Frank Lavin, White House Political Director
Phil Levy, Member of the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning
Peter Mansoor, Colonel, United States Army
Todd Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, State Dept
Ricardo Reyes, Deputy Assistant USTR for Public Affairs
Andrew Sagor, Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
John Stubbs, Senior Advisor USTR
Colin Tooze, Member of the Office of Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA)
Dan Twining, Member of the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning
John Veroneau, Deputy USTR
Davis White, Member of the White House Office of Public Liaison
Recognize anyone? Nope neither did I. Which leads one to question their motives. The group “Republican Women For Hillary,” for example, has financial ties to the Clinton campaign.
Perhaps “Nobodies for Hillary” would be a more fitting title?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]