With Reps. Allyson Schwarz and Ron Kind speaking out against that
Third Way Wall Street Journal
op-ed, it's clear that even the organization's "co-chairs" aren't happy with the explicit stating of their agenda. They apparently prefer Third Way keep operating in secret, with their Social Security-cutting agenda off the front pages.
But neither will quit the organization. For Schwartz, running in what will be a crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary in Pennsylvania, that's awesome. It'll make for a fun primary. It's not every day we get to electorally beat up on a Third Way stooge. For Kind, well, he's always been obnoxious, so the fact he said anything at all is surprising. Again, I think they're pissed having to defend being part of a corporatist Wall Street front group determined to destroy Social Security.
So who else is enabling Third Way's destructive agenda? Why, let's name names!
James Clyburn (Southern South Carolina)
John Dingell (Ann Arbor, Detroit's western suburbs, Michigan)
Ron Kind (Southwestern Wisconsin, La Crosse, Eau Claire)
Joseph Crowley (NYC, Bronx, Queens)
Allyson Schwartz (Northeast Philly, eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Jared Polis (Boulder, Colorado)
Thomas Carper (Delaware)
Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
Mark Udall (Colorado)
Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire)
Kay Hagan (North Carolina)
Chris Coons (Delaware)
When considering candidate endorsements and whether we engage in a race (primary or general), we've long considered membership (or potential membership) in the Blue Dog Caucus. As of today, we're adding Third Way to our exclusionary list on our candidate questionnaire
These electeds undoubtedly appreciate the open spigot to Wall Street campaign cash. Our job is to make sure they pay a price for their cozy arrangement.
If Third Way wanted to get left-wing ideas about fiscal policy talked about and endorsed by every Democrat in Congress, they succeeded!
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