Mentioned Denis McDonough here before. He’s from Stillwater, he’s around my age. I know one of his brothers a little, some of my friends know the McDonough’s quite a bit better.
So when he was elevated to COS at the WH, this was a cool thing, and what you talk about among friends in town is… what a rock star essentially. How cool is that huh?…. One of the guys who does have conversions with the family did throw in this detail at the time a few years ago…. WH-COS is a 100 hour a week job, and part of what makes it so at the Obama WH is he’s also constantly dealing with CAP.
Ya know, Center for American Progress.
From the outside, CAP is an altruistic lefty public policy think tank right. That’s what I thought it was, for years. So, then the WH – CAP relationship maybe stands to reason..
But Wikileaks gives us an inside look, that’s not what CAP actually is. What CAP really does is maintain a nomenklatural list of people resources that are aligned and can be assigned political / propaganda tasks in furtherance of a broader movement. And that broader movement was not liberalism or the Democrat party. That broader movement was the Clintons. CAP is a Clinton joint.
It was always very odd to me that having properly wrested the party from the Clinton’s, Barack Obama gave it back to them. Maybe there was no one else credible to turn it over to.