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  •  Riding a "populist" wave? (0+ / 0-)

    Right sentiment, terrible word choice.

    The progressive movement is not a 'populist' one in the modern understanding of the term. The Tea Party movement is.

    Populism is about pitting the 'common man' against the 'wicked elite'. It is divisive and potentially very dangerous. Sarah Palin is a populist. NRA jingoism is populist.  Markos Moulitsas is not.

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