Skip to comments.80 liberals each pledge $1 million - hope to copy success of think tanks run by conservatives
Posted on 08/07/2005 12:37:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' WifeEdited on 08/07/2005 9:27:21 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.
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Among those on the board are Ann S. Bowers, founding trustee of the Noyce Foundation and former executive at Intel Corp.; Albert C. Yates, former president of Colorado State University; and California high-tech entrepreneur Davidi Gilo.
The goal of the alliance, according to organizers, is to foster the growth of liberal or left-leaning institutions equipped to take on prominent think tanks on the right, including the Heritage Foundation, the Hoover Institution, the American Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute, as well as such training centers as the Leadership Institute and the Young America's Foundation.
Almost all the alliance partners have been active donors of the Democratic Party and liberal interest groups. Many said they have concluded that their spending to date has lacked strategic coherence.
. John D. Podesta established the Center for American Progress; former Democratic congressional aide David Sirota recently set up the state-oriented Progressive Legislative Action Network; and author David Brock helped create Media Matters for America last year, among others. All these groups are potential recipients of money from alliance partners.
In addition, the number of liberal bloggers on the Web has been growing at a fast pace, and their blogs have become both central forums for debate over party strategies and hugely successful vehicles for campaign fundraising, including raising through online contributions more than two thirds of the $750,000 used in the surprisingly competitive House campaign of Democrat Paul Hackett in Ohio. Rosenberg has created the New Politics Institute, an organization that works with bloggers.
Liberal think tank...
I picture lots of bubbles from the cranial flatulence.
They still can't come to grips with the concept that they LOST, nor the idea that they don't have a message.
No way could it possibly be that people are simply more in tune with the conservative agenda, especially given the way the dems have been running towards the hard left...
Nah... It's gotta be the fact that there simply aren't enough leftist "think tanks," as if nearly every university campus in the US isn't enough!
The idea has dawned on progressives (I guess they've been listening to Rush) is they need their own ideas. All LIBERALS do is bash, obstruct and ridicule. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
All they need is good ideas, honesty and vision.
If they can fake those things, there's no limit to what they can accomplish.
Let the libs flush their $$$ down the toilet.
Fine with me.
Hey, you know what they say about a fool and his money...if those rich liberals want to throw their money away, who are we to stop them?
Wake me up when they come up with an idea, any idea, other than raising taxes.
Gee, I thought we already had a bunch of liberal think tanks: Brookings, Twentieth Century Fund, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Economic Policy Institute, Center for Law and Policy, etc. As for 80 new ones, bring 'em on. They will just provide more targets for Freeperville.
All the money in the world won't buy the libs good ideas, common sense and decency
Wake me up when they come up with an idea, any idea, other than raising taxes
They're boxed in and I don't see any way out.
But they're the elite, they can't miss. He he he.
There's a new idea from the libs...throw money at the problem.. ROTFL
I think the idea is to cement their progressive agenda under one roof and then doll out the cash to those who follow the script.
They built the box and climbed in.
It's just a matter of time before they put their own
lid on the box and that will be the end of the story.
Poor Algore, he doesn't look good in green either.
should it be called a think tank or a feeling tank?
if it is a feeling tank, they can all chat while they smoke crack and play with cigars
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