Third Way at it again. To spend $20 million to find out how to win.
Not again. They don’t know anything about taking anyone out of the wilderness. They will never let the Democratic Party out of their clutches, and with all that money the Democrats are not going to fight about it.
January 17, 2017
Washington, DC: Third Way announced today the launch of a $20 million project to take on Trumpism by helping Democrats reconnect with voters who have abandoned the party. Dubbed the “New Blue” campaign, the effort will offer “a new politics for a new era.”
No No…not another “new” politics. Not another “new” era. They don’t know when to stop.
Third Way President Jonathan Cowan said: “This isn’t about 2016 or the Democratic debates of the past. This is about something bigger. The nation wants their leaders to offer a future-oriented, inclusive, and expansive vision, with an emphasis on providing opportunity, not just fairness. People need to feel that the best days for them, their community, and their country are ahead.”
Cowan continued: “We are not interested in a backwards-looking politics of resentment, with a singular focus on who to blame. While some argue that we should meet Donald Trump’s dangerous right-wing populism with a liberal populism of our own, we have seen how populism can become an uncontrollable prairie fire, driven by anti-government anger. We can’t go back to that, and we must also move on from 1990s-era centrism. We need modern ideas that meet today’s problems. And just as Democrats value America’s diversity, we also need a diversity of paths to lead the party back to power.”
To provide an alternative—what Third Way called a “path out of the wilderness” for Democrats—the New Blue campaign will devise a modern economic narrative, economic agenda, and electoral theory for achieving progressive majorities up and down the ballot.
They have been guiding the party for decades, and the more they guide the more we lose. They want to move on to “another centrism”?
Cowan concluded: “Democrats are in their worst shape since the Civil War. This has helped give us the Trump presidency, which could wreak havoc on our security, economy, environment, and social order. Plus, it is unhealthy for democracy to have single-party rule. With a hole this deep, every wing of the party must do a major rethink. A Democratic rebirth will require a truly big tent: liberals and moderates, Democrats and Independents. The answer cannot be either 1990s centrism or 1920s populism. We need a new, aspirational, and bold politics for a new century.”
Just a bunch of meaningless words. They don’t want a big tent. What the heck do they mean by “1990s centrism or 1920s populism”??
Here’s more from Politico:
Third Way is joining a crowded field of Democratic organizations which are redefining themselves in reaction to the upending results of the November election and trying to map out a path forward. Many outside groups that backed Hillary Clinton during the campaign are now vying to become the nerve center of the anti-Trump opposition in Washington, D.C., ready to fight him on everything from Cabinet nominations to key legislative battles like the upcoming showdown over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
The liberal, non-profit Center for American Progress, led by Clinton loyalist Neera Tanden, has reorganized itself with the mission of resisting Trump’s legislative efforts. Clinton defender David Brock is also relaunching his super PAC, American Bridge, to act as a watchdog group monitoring Trump. And the super PAC that spent close to $200 million to support Clinton’s presidential bid, Priorities USA, is also rebranding itself as an opposition group to the president-elect, with the longer term goal of bringing voters back to the party.
And get this:
Part of the economic message the group is driving — which is in line with its centrist ideology — is to steer the Democratic Party away from being led into a populist lurch to the left by leaders like Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
I am absolutely NOT overwhelmed. It is sickening to watch the same group keep bossing the party around, and even more sickening to watch them all fall in line.
Third Way is in conversations with the polling firm Global Strategy Group to conduct its first round of research, which will focus on the troubled state of the Democratic brand in large parts of the country.
“When we look back on how parties recover,” said Cowan, “there is an entire network of people who shape the debate long before you end up with whoever the presidential nominee will be four years from now.”
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