Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Words, words, words

Why are liberal rich people philanthropists and conservative rich people members of an evil cabal aimed at undermining America? I can't put my finger on an example of the latter type of characterization in mainstream reporting, but here's a nice example of the former:

A group of billionaire philanthropists are to donate tens of millions more dollars to develop progressive political ideas in the US in an effort to counter the conservative ascendancy.
A couple of comments: 1. This bears out commentary I heard during the election that the Democrats have become the party of the very rich and the very poor, with the majority of Republicans sitting economically in the middle. 2. You'd think that the Demos would have learned from the chronic failure of our generally heavily-funded public school systems that money is not the answer; the answer is better ideas. Money can only take you so far if you've got nothing of intellectual value to sell.