Stop Telling Him What To Write

Chris Bowers is sick and tired of well-heeled liberal activist groups lobbying him to write about their issues who won’t say nice things about the netroots or send some serious cash his way.

Update: Mike Krempasky points out that this “problem” isn’t limited to the Left: “Go find 10 people who got great degrees and took jobs at think tanks or conservative non-profits in DC, and you’ll find a lot of people with roommates eating ramen noodles.” Sadly, true.

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  1. Bithead says:

    I tend to think Bowers’ reaction here is partially due to the ‘netroots’ not getting their due..(He thinks) in the halls of the DNC.

    Bowers has yet to reckon with the concept that he’s out of touch with and far left of, his own party, much less the remainder of the nation. He’s starting to feel the consequences of that position, and he’s not liking it.


  2. Barry says:

    I remember, back in the mid/late 90’s, seeing a comparison between the budgets of right- and left-wing foundations. The budget of the Heritage Foundation, IIRC, was greater than the budgets of at least the top three, and maybe the top ten, liberal/left foundations.