First, the link:
I'll admit I actually laughed out loud when I read the first paragraph of the article. And I quote:
"WASHINGTON A new left-wing think tank the Center for American Progress (search) unveiled itself Tuesday as the Democratic vaccine to what center supporters say is a plague of conservatism now dominating America."
A plague? A PLAGUE? ROFL, talk about elitism! Talk about Ivory Towers! OMFG, that is priceless!
Oh yeah, cheap *shot* *warning*:
Isn't "Democratic Think Tank" an oxymoron, with attitudes like this on display?
Some think tanks, Right and Left, are spooky in their impact on the thought and decision processes of our nation's decision makers, as are the junk science mavens, the actual smart guys who now and again get listened to, the armies of lobbyists, and a whole slew of political interest groups.
One more hardly seems, to me, to make much of a difference one way or the other.
A Plague of Conservatism? Is that a counter to the Infestation of PC Idiocy on our college campuses, a virus whose vaccine is yet to be invented? Orwell's Thought Police who publish or perish while wearing casual jackets with pads on the elbows.
Same slop, different day.
I'd rather have warts than Herpes, but if I had to choose, I'd rather have Herpes than AIDS. So with this other nonsense: pick your poison, or in this case, your own brand of Tom Foolishness masquerading as 'enlightened extremism.'