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  • Feehery: How Trump wins

    09/08/2020 6:56:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8 Sept 2020 | JOHN FEEHERY
    Feehery: How Trump wins Most political analysts believe that Joe Biden will beat Donald Trump in the coming election. They are wrong. Here are five reasons why Trump wins reelection: 1) Beating an incumbent is hard: Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama won their reelections not because they were great presidents but because they were incumbents. Reagan lost the Senate in 1982 and endured a crippling recession but still was able to bounce back to win a landslide in 1984. Clinton’s first two years were so bad that Democrats lost the House for the first time...
  • John Feehery: Support the Speaker (telling piece from Establishment Oligarchy bag-man)

    01/06/2015 6:31:59 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/5/15 | John Feehery
    From 1910 to 1943, it was fairly common for some members of the Republican Party to vote for somebody for Speaker of the House other than the choice of the conference. Progressive Republicans initially joined with Democrats in rebellion against the autocratic Joe Cannon, and the habit stuck. And in every Speaker’s election during that time, up to 11 members would cast their votes for a person other than the two candidates put forward by the two major parties. ADVERTISEMENT That habit died in 1945, and from the close of World War II to the close of the Cold War,...
  • Maher Calls Americans 'Morons' Moments Before Blaming Senate Weapons Ban Failure

    03/23/2013 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters readers know that one of my guilty pleasures is demonstrating virtually every Saturday how intellectually challenged the high and mighty Bill Maher is. On HBO's Real Time Friday, the host perfectly demonstrated this himself by blaming gerrymandering for the Senate's failure to implement an assault weapons ban moments after he called Americans "morons" and "complete idiots" that "don't know anything" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Maher Calls Americans 'Morons' Moments Before Blaming Senate Weapons Ban Failure on Gerrymandering After showing a video clip of Tea Partiers in New Jersey not being able to list one thing they’d...
  • "Angry Newt" Takes the Night Off (GOP consultant curses on the record at Newt victory)

    01/23/2012 9:13:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, January 23, 2012 | Ron Fournier
    "Angry Newt" took the night off. In a striking role reversal, Newt Gingrich looked more like a firefly than a firebrand in a high-stakes debate Monday night, while rival Mitt Romney called the surging former House Speaker a disgraced, influence-peddling, Washington insider. Somebody must have awakened the cool-and-nonchalant Romney out of his debate slumber and told him the GOP nomination was slipping away. Gingrich stunned the political world -- and frightened much of the GOP establishment -- with a landslide victory in South Carolina on Saturday night that erased Romney's lead in national and Florida polls. SNIP Gingrich's stunning South...
  • Rush Limbaugh: GOP Establishment Declares War On Tea Party

    10/14/2011 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/13/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, this piece in the New York Times illustrates the obstacles Tea Party lawmakers are up against. All these Republican freshmen in the House, for example, this article makes it plain how difficult their job is. There's even a section in this story on compromise, the bad kind of compromise, the kind of compromise that Republicans have been known for, get along with the Democrats, please the media, show that we're not the unreasonable Tea Party types. That's what's shaking down here. The Tea Party is under assault from the Democrats and the Republican elite, and now the battle has...
  • GOP Elite Declares War on Tea Party

    10/13/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-13-11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there's a big piece in the New York Times Magazine coming this weekend. It is entitled: "Does Anyone Have a Grip on the GOP?" The subhead: "The Republican Elite Tries to Take Its Party Back." This article prints like 24 pages. It is a major, major New York Times Magazine piece. It confirms everything that I have thought, everything I have speculated, everything I have said about the battle between the Republican elite and the Tea Party. I can't read the whole thing on the program; I don't intend to. I've got some highlights or quotes...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
  • Governor Palin Now A Laughing Stock Amongst Beltway Republicans

    04/20/2009 3:03:08 PM PDT · by sussex · 100 replies · 2,425+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 20.04.09 | The Aged P
    "Where is she heading? She is going to get her own reality show, not the White House," said John Feehery, a Republican consultant. "There a lot of big challenges in this country and how can she handle them if she can barely handle her own family?" And there we have it – those powerful Republican circles, none more influential than John Feehery. Mr Feehery was, of course, a staffer for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who endorsed Mitt Romney last year. Though retired from politics he is still the Don Corleone of the GOP, a man who can make or...
  • Commentary: What's driving the U.S. over a cliff?

    04/16/2009 10:11:17 AM PDT · by bpjam · 34 replies · 1,173+ views
    CNN (of all inconceivable places) ^ | April 16, 2009 | John Feehery
    (CNN) -- I was talking to a close family friend during my vacation in Florida, and he was criticizing the governor there for taking the stimulus money that came from the federal government. "Florida should just cut government spending, and not use the Feds as a crutch," he said with great vehemence. Now, this family friend is not a wealthy guy, but he lives a comfortable life, made more comfortable by the fact that he gets a nice monthly pension check from the state. I didn't dare suggest to him that perhaps cutting back on his monthly pension might be...
  • Lights! Cameras! Lobbying!

    02/21/2005 8:12:07 AM PST · by iceemonster · 378+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | Tamara Lipper
    Feb. 28 issue - Dan Glickman isn't exactly the Hollywood type. More comfortable in pinstripes than Prada, he's a former Clinton Agriculture secretary, Kansas congressman and president of the Witchita school board—and nothing like the flashy, debonair Jack Valenti, the legendary head of the Motion Picture Association of America. After 38 years at the MPAA, Valenti has become a celebrity in his own right, landing his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But as Glickman heads toward his first Academy Awards since taking over for Valenti as the industry's chief lobbyist, he's the one schmoozing Hollywood directors and...