Just check out some of the recent tweets:
To be clear, Senator, you are saying that Barack Obama wants to devastate American cities and towns. https://t.co/uIduX7eJJp— Third Way (@ThirdWayTweet) February 3, 2016
Sen. Sanders: Gallup says that 32% of progressives call themselves "moderate". Are they wrong about something? pic.twitter.com/hlsbCEgvr7— Third Way (@ThirdWayTweet) February 3, 2016
Was it progressive or moderate to vote against comp immigration reform in 2007, Senator? Both? Neither? https://t.co/iRz0PEU2fD— Third Way (@ThirdWayTweet) February 3, 2016
This sounds a lot like the Tea Party to us, Senator. Leave the purity tests to them - we need a big tent party. https://t.co/iRz0PEU2fD— Third Way (@ThirdWayTweet) February 3, 2016
Can't enact a progressive agenda w/o moderates. Democracy requires 51%. @BernieSanders doesn't know how to govern. https://t.co/SPf7uprRhQ— mieke eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) February 3, 2016
And in an apparent nod to Hillary Clinton, Third Way retweeted this:
1) This shouldn't be a debate about who gets to define "progressive"—it should be about who will get real results for American families.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2016
Can you guess which side Third Way is on?
But that should be no surprise. Third Way has a number of Clinton connections. For example, Third Way co-founder Matt Bennett worked on both of the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton.
Even though Third Way is careful to label itself simply as a "centrist" think tank, it is widely known that Third Way is first and foremost a Democratic think tank. Some have labeled it the "Wall Street Wing of the Democratic Party."
In 2013, Third Way sparked at war in the Democratic Party when President Jon Cowan and Senior Vice President for Policy Jim Kessler wrote an op-ed arguing that the Democratic Party should not embrace the economic populism of people such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Update: The Union for Non-Profit Workers, the DC-based local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. The Clinton-backed think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) has just unionized with IFPTE, probably making for some awkward political battles within the think tank.