Spend that Stimulus Money by Going Progressive

Richard Henry Lee
If you are a governor scratching your head for ideas on how to spend billions of dollars of Stimulus money, the federal government has a suggestion: visit the left wing Progressive States Network website for help.

The Progressive States Network (PSN) is a liberal advocacy group whose board members include Wes Boyd, President of MoveOn.org; David Brock, President and CEO, Media Matters for America, John Podesta, President and CEO, the Center for American Progress and former Clinton Chief of Staff; and Anna Burger, International Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU.

The US Department of Education
website on the Stimulus includes a link to the PSN as a as one of three outside resources for suggestions on how to spend the Stimulus money. Two other links go to Education Week and the Council of State Governments. It was probably an oversight, but a link to the Heritage Foundation was notably absent.

When the Obama administration took power, they brought with them internet savvy people who knew how to exploit the power of the internet. For example Barack Obama’s web site was very effective in bringing in record amounts of donations. And MoveOn.org was a key player in getting the message out. But now the left wing organizations appear to be coordinating closely with Obama’s political appointees as this link to PSN from a government website seems to indicate.

We can expect far more of this alignment of government policy with the liberal progressive philosophy, and the internet will be an integral part of Obama's "Change We Can Believe In".
If you are a governor scratching your head for ideas on how to spend billions of dollars of Stimulus money, the federal government has a suggestion: visit the left wing Progressive States Network website for help.

The Progressive States Network (PSN) is a liberal advocacy group whose board members include Wes Boyd, President of MoveOn.org; David Brock, President and CEO, Media Matters for America, John Podesta, President and CEO, the Center for American Progress and former Clinton Chief of Staff; and Anna Burger, International Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU.

The US Department of Education
website on the Stimulus includes a link to the PSN as a as one of three outside resources for suggestions on how to spend the Stimulus money. Two other links go to Education Week and the Council of State Governments. It was probably an oversight, but a link to the Heritage Foundation was notably absent.

When the Obama administration took power, they brought with them internet savvy people who knew how to exploit the power of the internet. For example Barack Obama’s web site was very effective in bringing in record amounts of donations. And MoveOn.org was a key player in getting the message out. But now the left wing organizations appear to be coordinating closely with Obama’s political appointees as this link to PSN from a government website seems to indicate.

We can expect far more of this alignment of government policy with the liberal progressive philosophy, and the internet will be an integral part of Obama's "Change We Can Believe In".