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By Steve King
Topic - John Feehery
Nearly halfway through his ballyhooed "year of action," President Obama isn't getting much traction.
If President Obama thought 2013 was an unproductive year for his agenda in Congress, he probably will enjoy 2014 even less.
President Obama got most of what he wanted Wednesday in the short-term deal to reopen the government and raise the nation's borrowing limit, but the shutdown confrontation showed that the Republican "fever" against him is still running high.
With his job-approval numbers plummeting, President Obama is trying to reclaim the advantage in Washington by convincing the public that congressional Republicans are obsessed with "phony" scandals such as Benghazi and the Internal Revenue Service at the expense of economic progress.
"Cruz makes Perry look rational and responsible, two qualities that are essential to successfully run for president," Mr. Feehery said.
John Feehery, a GOP strategist, said Mr. Cruz will give Mr. Perry a boost.