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  •  We've been assuming that in every case (1+ / 0-)

    where it's a Tea Partier against a white-shoe Republican, we'd prefer to run against the Tea Partier.

    I'm not sure that's always right. Consider: Obama's big vulnerability in attacking the "economic royalists" has been his deference to Wall Street. But now that he's been re-elected, we're starting to see signs that may be ending (the DoJ lawsuit against Standard & Poor's is a pretty good signal).

    So if Obama really does take on the super-rich/big business wing of the GOP, candidates from that segment might even be more vulnerable than Tea Partiers, who certainly won't pull their punches attacking the lapdogs of Wall Street.

    I'm just saying, each race needs to be considered on a case by case basis, in light of what's going on in Washington.

    What is valued is practiced. What is not valued is not practiced. -- Plato

    by RobLewis on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:28:41 AM PST

    •  A quibble on the "defense of Wall Street" (2+ / 0-)

      canard.  The DOJ didn't just put together a case against S&P  since November.  It took two years to nail Blago and he was a moron with a big mouth.  4 years to build a case against S&P is pretty damn quick IMO.  

      We also miss the number of successful fraud prosecutions the Holder DOJ is amassing.  Time is for careful people.  Losing a huge case against a fraudster puts other pending cases in jeopardy, so you take the time to build those cases, and start with the ones you're pretty damn sure you'll win.  I suspect S&P is toast and am curious about who's next.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:36:08 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, I'm reading that the suit (0+ / 0-)

        could bring down McGraw-Hill (the owner of S&P).

        Boy, traditional publishers can't catch a break these days ;-)

        What is valued is practiced. What is not valued is not practiced. -- Plato

        by RobLewis on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 07:46:19 AM PST

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