This is delicious.
The Democrats just got clobbered in the mid-terms and are now for all intents and purposes a regional party that is confined to the coasts and urban areas.
They need to find a way to improve their policy and messaging so that they might, at some point, become competitive in some states and at least relevant in others.
So what do they do? They lurch to the left again.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gained a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus Thursday, giving the prominent progressive senator a key role in shaping the party’s policy priorities.
Warren’s new role, which was created specifically for her, will be a strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, helping to craft the party’s policy positions and priorities. She will also serve as a liaison to progressive groups to ensure they have a voice in leadership meetings and discussions, according to a source familiar with the role.
A source close to Warren told The Huffington Post that the senator was interested in the position because she wanted to have a seat at the table in the leadership meetings in order to influence the agenda.
Warren is a freshman senator with no accomplishments to her name, and no appeal outside the deep blue regions that the Democrats already dominate. She and her ideas won’t play in purple regions, let alone red ones. She’s a far left academic with no charisma.
The new job itself — “strategic policy adviser” — is just one of those window-dressing things that organizations sometimes do for appearances. She’ll sit in on meetings. Occasionally she’ll talk. They’ll decide whether to listen.