drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Once Again Krugman Stabs Our Troops In The Back

Douglas Holtz-Eakin wants a conservative version of the Center for American Progress. But as Matt Yglesias points out, there are plenty of think tanks on the right, funded at levels beyond the left’s wildest dreams. If CAP is running rings around right-wing think tanks intellectually — which it is — it’s not due to a lack of institutions or funding.

So what’s the right’s problem? That’s easy: conservative think tanks are short of new ideas because new ideas were the last thing the billionaire funders of those institutions wanted. What they wanted, and still want, is validation of their prejudices; if someone at a right wing think tank forgets the nature of his job and actually, you know, does some independent thinking, he quickly gets fired.

A footnote: does anyone remember this?
In his latest column, the Washington Post’s David Broder extols the virtues of the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, two of the nation’s most powerful and influential think tanks, on their 25th anniversaries. He writes that their “usefulness in Washington politics stems from their intellectual honesty and their willingness to question conventional wisdom, even when their friends are in power.”
[ cf Center for American Regress? ]
Well... Let us put our thinking cap on for just one minute here... Komrade Krugmann cites:
In the latest sign of the deepening split among conservatives over how far to go in challenging President Bush, Bruce Bartlett, a Republican commentator who has been increasingly critical of the White House, was dismissed on Monday as a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative research group based in Dallas.

In a statement, the organization said the decision was made after Mr. Bartlett supplied its president, John C. Goodman, with the manuscript of his forthcoming book, "The Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."

[ cf In Sign of Conservative Split, a Commentator Is Dismissed ]
That was back in 2005, while our troops were ever more gloriously victoriously Mission Accomplishedly Winning In Vietnam than ever before.

Thus to oppose the Great Leadership of america's war president, and the think tanks that bring the thinking to tanks, is to Oppose Our Valiant Fighting Forces of The Republican Guard...

Which I think we can all agree is more proof why we must demand that nanciiPelosii Stand Down...

Oh hold it, this memo just in Bartlett was right, we have always opposed the Radical Leftist Doctrinaire Unamreicanism of Dubya!!!

Thank GOD we have RoboBushCheneyParis!!!
They Shiney!
and fashionably Fashionable!!!

They are the Thinking Tank....

{ bet you saw that one coming, given the whole diesel sweetie sub texting here, eh no? }
Tags: bushcheney2008, republican_pron

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