Thursday, December 5, 2013

Elizabeth Warren Returns Fire Against Third Way Shills

Populist is popular.  More Democrats need to internalize that basic fact.
Elizabeth Warren Attacks Beltway Powerhouse Third Way as Fronting for Wall Street
More important in her use of her Senate microphone is Warren's ongoing campaign to move the Overton window to the left on basic economic issues for what remains of the US middle class. It's vital to note that positions that are regularly depicted in the media as "liberal" or "progressive," such as strengthening Social Security and Medicare (even if it means raising taxes) and cutting defense spending in fact poll with significant majorities, so they are in fact both popular and centrist for those outside the elites.But because, as political scientist has documented, American politics are driven not by voters but by powerful monied interests. And perversely, those groups on the whole seem to believe that bleeding ordinary Americans dry is a winning strategy for them. Short term, of course, it sure looks that way, but we look to be at the end of an economic paradigm, so how long they can keep that sort of thing up remains to be seen.
Wow, the gloves are finally coming off. Elizabeth Warren has been making good use of her Senate bully pulpit in terms of keeping the excessive power of the big banks and the haplessness of regulators …
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crowley is OUR 3rd Way shill. Just remember that!

Gary Reilly said...

Thanks for that. I don't follow the Queens delegation much.

And he's on Ways and Means.

:facepalm: