Saturday, December 10, 2016

Brookings Touts Itself as Santuary Think Tank for Liberals

Here is what PJ Media is reporting:
The center-left Brookings Institution hosted an event for former Labor Party members of parliament, and joked that the institution is now a "a sanctuary think tank for liberals." Apparently liberals are getting so outnumbered all over the world that the institution thinks it has to provide a safe space for them.

The video of that event, entitled "Cities in the Age of Trump and Brexit," can be watched here.  It featured Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and British MP Tristram Hunt.

Emanuel's visit to Brookings was part of a trip to Washington in which he was lobbying for more aid for Chicago.

The influence of the Brookings Institution has diminished greatly with the news that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.

During the next several years (if not much longer), Brookings's main role will be acting as a Democratic government-in-waiting and an "attack dog" against various Trump policies.