from the American Spectator:
Cronyism: Immune to Elections
Whether Russian or homegrown, it finds a way to hang on.
Last week’s elections changed a lot of things. Trump no longer has the support of both chambers of Congress. Leader McConnell will now be fighting for bills to move further right than left. And, of course the fight over recyclable plasticware in the House will be back in full force — LONG LIVE STRAWS THAT DON’T MELT.
However, one group of people who won’t go away just because of an election are the cronies.
From fishing to taxes and energy policy, cronies want to manipulate legislation of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. While Trump campaigned on draining the swamp, and could probably drain it more than anyone else, the business model of cronyism will never go away — the money at stake in the U.S. economy is too big.