She's still winning.
Here's a stunning admission from Third Way's senior vice president, Jim Kessler. They are scared shitless of Elizabeth Warren
and the power she can bring to the movement to expand Social Security, and thus to strengthen the Democratic wing of the Democratic party.
"The impetus was really—we saw after the most recently, this push that okay, it's time to really move the national Democratic party to a much more liberal agenda, in this case, Senator Warren was the standard bearer—she's on the cover of a lot of magazines," he said in an interview on Sirius XM with Ari Rabin-Havt. "We were a bit alarmed by that." [...]
"That social security plan was the final moment for us," he said. "That social security plan had been out there but really languishing—because Senator Warren has such a powerful compelling voice, she started talking about it, and it suddenly it became much more talked about and viable alternative."
He rejected the idea that the Monday op-ed was a way to take Warren "down a peg."
"She is a very compelling elected official and national figure," he said. "Her involvement in that particular bill, we just looked at it and said 'okay, this seems to be starting to get out of hand.'"
They also just admitted that expanding Social Security is a viable plan. Good job, guys. If the original editorial that caused this black-eye for Third Way wasn't loathsome enough, we now have this admission. Because God forbid a popular senator make a populist proposal—an extremely popular proposal "viable!"
Clearly, the big brains at Third Way have never read any public polling on Social Security. And just as clearly, the big brains at Third Way really don't have any interest in saving the Democratic party. Or Social Security, for that matter. Convenient for us that they keep making that abundantly evident.