K Street No Longer Shunning Democrats

Here’s yet another sign that the Republicans are losing their grip on power. They previously engaged in the K Street Project to force lobbying firms to hire Republicans only or lose their influence with government. This threat only worked when Republicans were firmly in control. Now that it appears increasingly likely that Democrats will retake at least one house of Congress, the Washington Post reports a change on K Street. They write, “In what lobbyists are calling a harbinger of possible upheaval on Capitol Hill, many who make a living influencing government have gone from mostly shunning Democrats to aggressively recruiting them as lobbyists over the past six months or so.”

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    Kathy says:

    This is a bag of mixed news. If the balance of power tips and more Democrats are elected, that’s a good thing. However, lobbyists still present a problem in that they too often serve big business regardless of what American’s want.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Kathy,

    It is mixed if you look at it this way. I’m avoiding the whole issue of the problem with lobbyists. If we do have lobbyists we can’t have them all supporting one party. The K Street Project was making the Republicans seem more like the Communist Party in their domination of society by means beyond the scope of a normal political party. It is good that, if K Street exists, it isn’t exclussively Republican.

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