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Democrats Open New Liberal Think Tank
Fox News ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Posted on 10/28/2003 9:07:07 PM PST by nickcarraway

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON — A new left-wing think tank — the Center for American Progress — unveiled itself Tuesday as the Democratic vaccine to what center supporters say is a plague of conservatism now dominating America.

"We think the debate has been unbalanced in the country," center president John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, told Fox News.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: conservative; democrat; johnpodesta; leftism; politics; thinktanks
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1 posted on 10/28/2003 9:07:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
A think tank oxymoron?
2 posted on 10/28/2003 9:08:22 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
Sorry. The words "Democrats" and "Think" used in one sentence without the word "Don't" just doesn't sound right..
3 posted on 10/28/2003 9:08:36 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: nickcarraway
Liberal Think Tank

Isn't this an oxy-oxymoron?

4 posted on 10/28/2003 9:08:46 PM PST by akorahil
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To: nickcarraway
"We think the debate has been unbalanced in the country," center president John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, told Fox News.

Translation: "We're getting our asses whipped, big-time."

5 posted on 10/28/2003 9:09:14 PM PST by willieroe
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To: nickcarraway
Political operatives, fraud planners.
6 posted on 10/28/2003 9:10:16 PM PST by Consort
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To: nickcarraway
Because, as we all know, near-total control of the media and academia isn't enough.
7 posted on 10/28/2003 9:10:52 PM PST by denydenydeny
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Democrats Open New Liberal Think Tank

Isn't there a law about putting democrat and think in the same sentence??? Just curious...

8 posted on 10/28/2003 9:12:50 PM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: nickcarraway
www.dolts.com is thier website.
9 posted on 10/28/2003 9:13:38 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: nickcarraway
It's really a "Democratic FEEL Tank"....
10 posted on 10/28/2003 9:16:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free.)
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To: nickcarraway
Strange, the article doesn't mention a single "idea" that they're working on or promoting. The article only mentions tactics.

I would hate to think that those brainly liberals are fresh out of "Big Think Ideas." Considering that they're forced to accept the logic of egalitarian socialism, it would be sad indeed if the March of History ended up being mere idealistic tripe.

11 posted on 10/28/2003 9:17:54 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: nickcarraway
It's so much fun to watch them self-destruct in their desperation!
12 posted on 10/28/2003 9:17:57 PM PST by basil
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"We think the debate has been unbalanced in the country," center president John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Clinton, told Fox News.

I'm surprised God didn't strike him dead when he said that.

13 posted on 10/28/2003 9:19:33 PM PST by Howlin (A Democratic president is MUCH better than being a RINO!)
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To: nickcarraway
Hmmm. I can just see their logo now : " We're a liberal think tank. We'll tell you what to think. Or else...."
14 posted on 10/28/2003 9:19:48 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: nickcarraway
Anyone who dares to think (out of the box) will be kicked out of the tank. Maybe they'll name it after Marx, Carl not Groucho.
15 posted on 10/28/2003 9:22:09 PM PST by Waco
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To: nickcarraway
Time for Jim to get a loyalty statement. ("I do not work for the democrat party or any of their associate organizations" etc. signed by __________, date_______) - Then, when they lie to get in, we sue 'em.

Podesta insists that conservative institutions like the Heritage Foundation don't have better ideas, but are merely better at marketing. He said he is confident his center can take over the marketplace of ideas with notable innovations such as a big media staff that will push the center's thoughts onto the Internet, television and radio.

"We don't have a war room, but we do have a communications platform. We've got a lot of terrific talented people who's job it is in the end to get that product, that analysis, that critique — get it out there to the American public," Podesta said.

16 posted on 10/28/2003 9:22:56 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: goodnesswins
Liberal Think Tank or Liberal tank think ?
17 posted on 10/28/2003 9:26:08 PM PST by justrepublican (I decline to join the liberal tank think)
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To: nickcarraway
The Center for American Progress

18 posted on 10/28/2003 9:26:28 PM PST by Reaganesque
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CAP, huh? If we don't do as they "think", is this what they have in store for us?
19 posted on 10/28/2003 9:28:56 PM PST by auboy (Liberals believe in free speech… theirs not yours.)
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Geez, with the left's already iron grip on academia, why does Podesta even bother with this scheme? I guess it never occurred to him that all of these right-of-center think tanks sprung precisely because conservative ideas were being ignored or even suppressed in academia.

And while "liberal think tank" might be an oxymoron, "Center for American Progress" is a classic case of doublespeak.

20 posted on 10/28/2003 9:29:51 PM PST by RightWingAtheist
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