“The Obama staffers are now cutting out the people who got Biden elected. None of these people found the courage to help the VP when he was running and now they are elevating their friends over the Biden people. “
“It’s fucked up…. There’s real doubt about whether they will be taken care of…People are pissed…. I think I’m going to be taken care of but I have not been taken care of yet. I am really interested to find out how you even find out how you got a job in this White House.”
Said a Biden adviser quoted in “‘People are pissed’: Tensions rise amid scramble for Biden jobs/Veterans of the Democratic primary campaign fear they’re being squeezed out of plum posts by later arrivals” (Politico).The current fears about the transition being taken over by the previous generation of Obama staffers who make up Washington’s permanent establishment are coming from a younger set of Biden true believers who chose to work for him in early 2019 even when all of the cool young operatives were flocking to Beto and Bernie and Warren. Even then, there was a disconnect between the brain trust at the top of the campaign, which is now seamlessly moving to the top of the White House, and the Biden proletariat that made up the bulk of the campaign operation. The fear from the proles is that the brain trust doesn’t understand that they are being left behind.
Why wouldn’t they be left behind? They’re not cool.
ADDED: The real trick will be Phase 2 — leaving Biden behind. He’s not cool.