Here's more proof that democrat and republican insiders are essentially the same people, the same lying, cheating, corrupt, verminous people we've always known them to be.
Until just recently, J. Michael Allen was the chief of staff to Mike Rogers(R) who chaired the House Intel. Committee investigating Benghazi, which incriminates Hillary Clinton. Now he's started a private consulting firm of his own and hired mostly hatchet-men from the Clinton administration. What does "consulting" mean in DC? It means lobbyists, the most vile, despicable people on Earth right after pimps, drug pushers, and middle-school gym teachers.
The notion that party ID means anything is a preposterous fallacy. The whole of DC is a kabuki-theater production designed to make the stupid American voter believe that there's an ideological struggle taking place for the direction of the country and that we have a participatory role to play in it. WE DON'T! The federal bureaucracy always gets bigger, thousands of liberty-restricting laws are always passed, pointless wars are always started or continued in the name of our safety, and life in general never seems to improve......all regardless of who wins elections be they house, senate, or presidential.
Here are the true players who matter: the secretive, private bankers who sit on the FED, the banking oligarchs who seamlessly flow back and forth between Wall Street, Academia, and the Dept. of Treasury, some in the UN, people connected with major defense contractors, a few well-connected Pentagon Generals, virtually anonymous venture capitalists around the world, and of course the highly-bribed US politicians who'll provide cover for it all with sham elections and the pretense of party-driven, legislative debate.
Ask yourself, has the direction of the country really changed from Clinton to Bush to Obama? I'd say no, not in a single meaningful way. So what's the point? Stop fighting election cycle after election cycle, as if you can effect change. Instead, save as much money as you can, insulate yourself from our paternalistic, meddling government to whatever extent you can, and ex-filtrate yourself and your family to Belize, Costa Rica, or New Zealand when you can afford it.