Everyone knows about rats and sinking ships. Which really only proves that the rats are smarter than the captain. What kind of idiot stays on a sinking ship? But you knew that already, because the ship is sinking.
In Washington, the role of the rats are played by lobbyists. Like that metaphor was a real reach. Lobbyists are reaching out to democrats as it becomes more and more likely that the Donkey will gain control of at least one of the chamber of Congress come the fall. The last thing you want to be as a DC lobbyist is to be caught with the people in power not returning your phone calls.
So consider this a sign that the forces of light are winning. While of course, bemoaning the dark forces of corruption that will try and turn these new champions.