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

  • simus1

    Bush can help carry that cross.
    It once was customary when the oval office received a new president from a rival party or faction that all those government positions the former leader had filled with his appointees should be vacated without question as part of the changeover. In order to buy DemocRat cooperation in many other areas, blackmailed Bush permitted much of Clinton’s crowd to remain on the inside by permitting them to transfer into the permanent bureaucracy of the civil service.

    Perhaps “Sine differentia, differentia” (a distinction without a difference) since few GOP inclined execs would find staying on later to work for Emperor Barry much of a pleasure.

  • Alain

    The same thing exists in Canada where it is the Liberals. The federal public service is dominated by Liberals, and to ensure this continues one needs only look at their employment process. It is shaped to ensure only those espousing Liberal “values” get hired. Furthermore, I clearly recall the extent that senior bureaucrats went to in order to sabotage policies of the Mulroney government. It doesn’t matter what one thinks of him now at the time his government was in power. I recall the same when Harper came to power. Claiming that the civil service is non partisan is a lie.

  • Blacksmith

    The only way this will get fixed is with a hard reset.