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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:16 AM

 

Kochland: The Cat Is Out of the Bag

I found this article posted on Rawstory.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/the-cat-is-out-of-the-bag-secret-funders-of-centrist-democratic-group-third-way-revealed-as-infamous-american-oligarchs-in-new-book/

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The cat is out of the bag’: Secret funders of centrist Democratic group Third Way revealed as infamous American oligarchs in new book >> Published ... on August 14, 2019 By Igor Derysh, Salon
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Koch Industries secretly funded a report by Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank, to sell liberals on their trade agenda, according to the new book “Kochland” by investigative reporter Christopher Leonard.

The Kochs enlisted the help of Third Way, a corporate-funded centrist group that has long opposed progressive populists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, after the Democrats won control of Congress in 2006, according to excerpts from Leonard’s book published by The Intercept. Concerned that Democrats were souring on free trade, which threatened their oil importation business, the Kochs sought to use the group to promote free trade to Democrats.
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Third Way has continued to criticize progressive populists in recent years, particularly those who oppose free trade policies, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., both of whom are 2020 presidential candidates Third Way leaders wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in 2013 attacking Warren and arguing she would take the party off a “populist cliff.” The authors claimed that “nothing would be more disastrous for Democrats” than to support Warren’s proposed economic reforms.

Earlier this year, as Warren rose in the polls of likely Democratic voters, the group changed its mind about her, arguing that Warren’s policies are “manageable” because she “believes in capitalism.” The group has said it still views Sanders as an “existential threat.”

“The cat is out of the bag. The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly ‘anybody but Bernie,’” Sanders tweeted after the group came around to Warren’s candidacy. “They know our progressive agenda of Medicare for All, breaking up big banks, taking on drug companies and raising wages is the real threat to the billionaire class.”
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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Response to iwannaknow (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:16 AM

1. So, can we criticize those members of the Democratic Party that took Koch money?

 

Or is everything okay as long as WE do it?
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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:39 PM

2. I don't consider 3d Way to be Democrats... Calling them Anti-Democrats

 

is closer to reality. Due to my position, vilification and ridicule of 3d Way is not only proper but required.
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Response to iwannaknow (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:42 PM

3. Third Way has been quite active

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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