The Republic waxes editorially eloquent this morning spinning the tale of a new “moderate” think tank called the Grand Canyon Institute. When the newspaper touts something as “centrist” and “moderate” any reader with a modicum of historical knowledge knows deception is afoot. The editorialist desperately wants to articulate “liberal” but the word just doesn’t form.
We’ll help out.
When the likes of former state legislators Carolyn Allen, Sue Gerard and Pete Hershberger — notorious RINOs all, are on the board as Republicans, it’s not a leap to question the thinking this tank will engage in. They are joined by Democrats, including George Cunningham, cunningly referred to as a budget guru and onetime Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson, a Democrat reincarnated into an Independent — among other members.
Sounds like run-of-the-mill liberals to us. From the website, we know they plan to engage in “elevating, accelerating, promoting, stabilizing and linking.” They also want donations to support their activities. Who’d a guessed?
The newspaper opines that “the institute is led by a bipartisan group of well-respected Arizonans with deep roots in the state,” who “see the pitfalls of extreme partisanship.”
Reading that uproarious line while drinking a morning cuppa Joe is a guaranteed snort-inducer. We suggest you put the cup down until you finish the poorly crafted attempt at fabrication and separating you from your money.