What Markos Said

Markos has a post up at Daily Kos in which he thoroughly takes down the DLC clone organization, Third Way. The whole post critiquing the Third Way’s efforts to become a major player after Democratic losses is worth a read. But this is a brilliant summary of what the Third Way and their campaign to move Democrats to the right stands for:

Their agenda can be summarized as follows:

(1.) Foreclose on Democratic voters, by opposing principle paydown or a foreclosure moritorium.

(2.) Fire Democratic voters, by slashing public sector jobs

(3.) Make the Democratic voters who still have jobs take a pay cut

(4.) Liquidate the pensions of remaining Democratic voters.

You know, the kind of things that get Wall Street all excited.

He goes on:

So I look forward to them coming out of the shadows, where we can more directly engage. If there’s going to be a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, let’s have it out in the open. Where people can see that the people trying to buy our democracy post-Citizens United, are also trying to buy our Democratic Party.

I can think of few things more dangerous to the country in a situation where Republicans control one or more chambers of Congress than a concerted effort by corporatists to co-opt the Democratic Party and the Democratic agenda. One thing that I know for sure is that the netroots will fight against this tooth and nail. And that’s a good thing.

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