Sunday, August 07, 2005

Rich Liberals Vow to Fund Think Tanks

WaPo reports Aim Is to Compete With Conservatives - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute $1 million or more apiece to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up over the past three decades.

What are they going to think about? Are they going to come up with old ideas, and retire the stale, old ones, or are they just going to think about how to demonize the conservatives?
The money will be channeled through a new partnership called the Democracy Alliance, which was founded last spring -- the latest in a series of liberal initiatives as the Democratic Party and its allies continue to struggle with the loss of the House and the Senate in 1994 and the presidency in 2000. Many influential Democratic contributors were left angry and despairing over the party's poor showing in last year's elections, and are looking for what they hope will be more effective ways to invest their support.
This announcement is coming just shortly after the closure of the organization George Soros built with his millions to try to launch a Democratic takeover in 2004.

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