Supreme Court Decision Already Paying Dividends
The New York Times informs us that, spurred on by the recent Supreme Court decision freeing up corporate money in politics, a group of Republicans is forming a group to promote "conservative" ideas.
The organizers, including former Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the senior policy adviser to Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, describe their emerging American Action Network as a center-right version of the Center for American Progress...Well, there's a couple of winners for you. But, free of their constraining yokes of office and electoral politics, surely they'll pursue daring, groundbreaking policies certain to tap into a new generation of Republicans eager for change.
Republicans who are donors, board members or both include Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi; Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida; Ed Gillespie, like Mr. Barbour a former chairman of the Republican Party; Fred Malek, an investor and official in the Nixon and first Bush administrations; Robert K. Steele, a former executive of Wachovia and Goldman Sachs who was a Treasury official in the second Bush administration, and Kenneth G. Langone, a founder of Home Depot and a former director of the New York Stock Exchange.Yes! That's just the group to rally the troops after years of government cozying up to Wall St. powerbrokers and pumping up a ruinous housing bubble. Where do I send my check?!