The liberal media was none too thrilled this week when Donald Trump failed to offer an extension to Barack Obama’s bundlers turned overseas employees. As the Washington Free Beacon’s Liz Harrington reports:
The New York Times reported that President-elect Donald Trump’s transition staff has informed the State Department that politically appointed ambassadors must leave by Inauguration Day.
The Times called it a “break with precedent” to remove political ambassadors, many of whom received their posts by fundraising for Barack Obama, on schedule by Jan. 20.
The new administration is “declining to provide even the briefest of grace periods,” the Times wrote, referencing several political appointees who now must move from their mansion residences into apartments in Prague and Costa Rica.
“The directive has nonetheless upended the personal lives of many ambassadors, who are scrambling to secure living arrangements and acquire visas allowing them to remain in their countries so their children can remain in school,” diplomats told the Times.
Ambassador Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, who bundled nearly $200,000 for Obama and personally donated over $130,000 to Democrats, is now house hunting in Costa Rica as he “struggles to figure out how to avoid a move back to the United States with five months left in the school year.”
Another day, another river of salty liberal tears. Look, there are lots of things that were done in the past. What the American people are signifying with this election is that they are sick and tired of being a bottomless pocketbook for the government. Well heeled diplomats feelings are not something underemployed or out of work Americans really give a crap about anymore.
So it’s unclear what these people were expecting. The political party in power changed, and so the staffers changed. This is sort of what democracy looks like. I believe the kids call it “change you can believe in.”