Instapundit on Dem bureaucrat monoculture

From Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) at USA Today

And the FBI and Department of Justice have seemed curiously uninterested in going after people for behavior that, in other circumstances, would be a surefire ticket to federal prison.

The reason, of course, is that the civil service, though supposedly professional and nonpartisan, has become a Democratic Party monoculture. Federal employees overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, donate to Democrats, and, by all appearances, cover for Democrats as a routine part of doing their job.

So if the choice in 2016 is between one bad candidate and another (and it is) the question is, which one will do the least harm. And, judging by the civil service’s behavior, that’s got to be Trump. If Trump tries to target his enemies with the IRS, you can bet that he’ll get a lot of pushback — and the press, instead of explaining it away, will make a huge stink.More.

Reality check: He’s right, of course. The main thing to see is that Trump is only a wall of sandbags. Typally, traditional people lose the peace, not the war. The war is not with Hillary because she can just lose. It is not with the legacy media, whose importance wanes with each election, as the Trump candidacy itself proved.

The war is with the solid phalanx of jobs-for-lifers in the government whose personal investment in progressive rule (= their rule) has survived president after president. Hill would make it permanent and official. But who can actually end it? How?

See also: Hillary, lies, and the future of the West

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