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  •  Tea Party morons are 99%-ers too. (0+ / 0-)

    Ralph Nader has been talking about a Tea Party/Progressive partnership lately.  

    The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

    by Azazello on Thu May 08, 2014 at 10:10:29 PM PDT

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    •  A "Tea Party/Progressive partnership" isn't (2+ / 0-)
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      going to happen because that would never be in the interests of the Tea Party funders, the Koch Brothers who would never stand for being undermined by any such deal or attempt at a deal.....so all of that is a waste of time for progressive Democrats.

      •  Be VERY Afraid.... (2+ / 0-)
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        "Wall Street and big business Republicans are already signaling they’d prefer a Democratic establishment candidate over a Republican populist.

        Dozens of major GOP donors, Wall Street Republicans, and corporate lobbyists have told Politico that if Jeb Bush decides against running and Chris Christie doesn’t recover politically, they’ll support Hillary Clinton. “The darkest secret in the big money world of the Republican coastal elite is that the most palatable alternative to a nominee such as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas or Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky would be Clinton,” concludes Politico.

        Says a top Republican-leaning Wall Street lawyer, “it’s Rand Paul or Ted Cruz versus someone like Elizabeth Warren that would be everybody’s worst nightmare.”

        This is from Reich's article.  It's a blatant admission that the big money plans to abandon the increasingly radical GOP to buy up the Dem party.  It is also a blatant admission that Hillary is not one of us.  She's one of them.  They know it.  I know it.  And,...she knows it.  And, after they pay her hundreds of millions of dollars in 2016, who do you think her policies will support?

        That said, I still think Jeb will run, so the big money will have somewhere more palatable to put their cash in 2016.  But, beware, when the money supports the Democrat, it means that she may not be the lesser of two evils.

    •  Great example of the cartoon thinking that keeps (1+ / 0-)
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      us under the thumbs of the mighty.

      Good job.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri May 09, 2014 at 04:32:15 AM PDT

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