In case you find the Heritage Foundation’s Tumblr page to be insufferable, this is why:
Since its founding in the 1970s, Heritage made its mark primarily as a purveyor of conservative ideas, exercising influence through dense policy papers and expert testimony. But through its new Heritage Action arm, the group is transforming itself into an overtly political force — scoring legislators on key votes, training “sentinels” to track lawmakers’ activities and marshaling loud rallies aimed at forcing Republicans to act.
Last month, the group roused the base with a series of packed “Defund Obamacare” meetings around the country featuring Needham, chief executive of Heritage Action, and former U.S. senator Jim DeMint, the new president of the Heritage Foundation.
“Folks, we can’t allow this plague to come onto the American people,” DeMint told the audience in Franklin, which murmured its assent.
So basically the Heritage Foundation has turned from a conservative think-tank that once trumpeted the individual mandate to a group designed to kill the law that has that very mandate.
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