Ed Driscoll

Schadenfreude? You're Soaking in it

“Dem aides could face massive layoffs:”

If Republicans sweep the House and win key Senate seats in November, it’s not just elected Democrats who will be unemployed — more than 1,500 Democratic staffers could lose their jobs, with layoffs stretching from low-wage staff assistants to six-figure committee aides.

While turnover and job loss is a fact of life for those who serve in Congress, a change in party control can be dramatic as committee funding is slashed for the party falling out of power and hundreds of high-salary jobs switch hands.

Breakout the world’s smallest violin for that Politico headline.

But will the potentially departing staffers leave the “O’s” on the keyboards?