Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered “we can now move on to the important things.”
He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladder. He started with Bob Michel, the man who never met a surrender he didn’t want to make love to. Feehery then moved to Tom DeLay before winding up with alleged kid-diddler Denny Hastert. After Hastert’s first fall from grace, Feehery went into the private sector where, for a price, any organization can do to Feehery what Jim Henson did to the muppets and make Feehery sing their song.
His song has mostly been of the big government variety. He’s bashed Rush Limbaugh. He’s bashed the tea party. He’s bashed [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ]. He’s bashed virtually any conservative who might actually shrink government.
He supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania because Toomey could never win. “Likewise he supported Charlie Crist as being “more electable” than [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ]. In 2012, while Mitt Romney was running up margins of+19 in North Dakota and +14 in Montana, the “electable” Rick Berg and Danny Rehberg lost by -1 and -4 respectively.” (Source)
Feehery, you should know, also helped [mc_name name=’Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’S001176′ ] as Scalise transitioned into the Whip’s office.
Now, he wants you to know, that the Republicans actually won big in the Supreme Court by losing. That’s right. The GOP should thank its lucky stars that the Supreme Court kept Obamacare intact and imposed gay marriage on the nation because now the GOP can move on to what really matters — those things John Feehery’s clients care about, no doubt.
[mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation a few weeks ago in which he lambasted the “Washington Cartel” of reporters, lobbyists, and politicians who are far more interested in their own interests than the nation’s. It is a message that resonates on a bipartisan basis. The Wall Street Journal giving John Feehery space to claim a victory by losing is just another example of the Washington Cartel at work.
It is also something all the candidates, not just Cruz, should focus on.