I think this is one of the most important articles I’ve read in years. Matthew Continetti is Bill Kristol’s son-in-law. The kid is turning out to be a kind of Tom Wolfe of current politics. The article is simply devastating.
In one paragraph, Continetti explains The Big Scam:
[SNIP] Corporations give to Democratic politicians, avoiding the scrutiny of liberal attack dogs in the media and nonprofit sectors, and enjoying the ego boost that comes with being on the right side of history. Then those corporations hire the Podestas to get them out of the Rube Goldberg traps the Democrats have enacted into law. Johns innovation was to establish a corporate-funded think tank where the burdensome policies would be concocted, and whose staff would go on to man the regulatory agencies that put their wool-headed ideas into practice. And to whom do the corporations turn when they find themselves on the receiving end of all this uplift, all this do-goodery, all this progress, hope, and change? Why, to the man in the red Prada loafers, and to his flamboyantly patterned wife.
By the way, check out some of Heather & Tony Podesta’s “art” referenced in the article (someone should post the images):
Not very artful if you ask me.