and we really don't need another one-term Senator for President, but still.
A Monday op-ed by the centrist think tank Third Way railing against economic populism has sparked a liberal counterattack, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calling on big banks to disclose their financial contributions to think tanks and progressive groups calling on Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Penn.), who is running for governor, to drop her affiliation with the group.
While Third Way, like most think tanks, is organized as a nonprofit and not required to disclose its donors, it has ties to large corporations. The Nation reported Tuesday that the group uses a Washington consulting firm that represents financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank and MasterCard. The liberal blog DailyKos pointed out that many of its trustees are investment bankers.
"Policies by your institutions to conceal those contributions from public view are wrong. Greater transparency will benefit your shareholders, policymakers, and, ultimately, the public," wrote Warren in the letter. "Just as there is transparency around your direct efforts to influence policymaking through lobbying, the same transparency should exist for any indirect efforts you make to influence policymaking through financial contributions to think tanks."
First: FUCK THE THIRD WAY. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, you quisling fucktards. You are not the solution to the Democratic "problem" - you're just another group of corporate asslickers.
You'd think that recommending an increase in Social Security benefits and greater regulation and oversight of the banksters was tantamount to endorsing Chairman Mao to run the country. Fucking idiots.
Well, if it was THIS Mao, maybe (hint- Mao is the cat):