The Center for American Progress (CAP), the George Soros funded Democratic messaging machine, runs the aggressive Think Progress website.
Think Progress is obsessed with attacking the Tea Party movement as racist, the Koch Brothers as evil manipulators, and Clarence Thomas as corrupt. Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias helped ignite the false story that Sarah Palin’s electoral map was connected to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
Think Progress is the public face of CAP, dominating news cycles with its relentless attacks on anyone who opposes Obama.
CAP, which was run for years by former Clinton adviser John Podesta, now is run by a former Obama campaign staffer, Neera Tanden.
The White House is bringing onboard high-octane Clinton administration veteran Jennifer Palmieri , a top official at the progressive Center for American Progress think tank, to beef up its communications unit heading into 2012, POLITICO has learned.
Palmieri , who currently serves as president of CAP’s political action fund and as a senior vice president at the parent organization, replaces former deputy communications director Jennifer Psaki, who left for the private sector earlier this fall.
A senior Obama campaign official now runs CAP and Think Progress. A senior CAP strategist now helps run the 2012 campaign from inside the White House. The full embrace of CAP and Think Progress by the White House is just another sign that 2012 will be the nastiest campaign ever, with the truth the first victim.
The merger of the White House and Think Progress is just about complete. Think Progress is in control, or is the Obama campaign, or is there no difference anymore?