One of my favorite bloggers, Matt Yglesias, put up a post a post a few days ago talking about the think tank Third Way, a DLC spinoff. He called them a 'neat organization' that does 'clever messaging stuff', but also said their "domestic policy agenda is hyper-timid incrementalist bullshit." He excused that by saying that "Third Way isn't really a "public policy think tank" at all, it's a messaging and political tactics outfit."
And this is true. Everyone knows Third Way operates mostly as the policy arm of the DSCC. While I don't like their ideology, the role they've carved out is politically useful.
So then today, I come upon this post on Matt's blog.
This is Jennifer Palmieri, acting CEO of the Center for American Progess Action Fund.
Most readers know that the views expressed on Matt's blog are his own and don't always reflect the views of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Such is the case with regard to Matt's comments about Third Way. Our institution has partnered with Third Way on a number of important projects - including a homeland security transition project - and have a great deal of respect for their critical thinking and excellent work product. They are key leaders in the progressive movement and we look forward to working with them in the future.