SEIU funds new Democrat think tank

Desperately in search of ways to start warding off the evil eye of Karl Rove, fat cat Dem donors and Andrew Stern's SEIU are finding a new think tank. The Hill reports: [emphasis added] Silicon Valley progressives, a major labor union and a centrist Democratic organization have joined forces to fund a startup think tank that focuses on politics, not policy.The New Politics Institute (NPI), unlike conventional think tanks that churn out white papers and policy briefs, will work to counter '[White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl] Rove and [RNC Chairman Ken] Mehlman on the other side,' said Simon Rosenberg, president of NDN, formerly the New Democrat Network but now known just by its initials.'We still have a long way to go in battling them in the way they are battling us,' said Rosenberg, who unsuccessfully ran to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee earlier this year. So whatever ju—ju Rove is doing and the Democrats aren't (could it be the very act of...(Read Full Post)