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  •  Right wing "populism" (0+ / 0-)

    is often for whites only and it attacks the poor more than it ever attacks the rich.  In fact, Brat is funded by a Big bank that took TARP money.

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    by TomP on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 03:19:08 PM PDT

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    •  Again strawman (2+ / 0-)
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      If you have links to where Brat has attacked the poor to counter the large number of quotes contained in articles like this evidencing that he spent much of the campaign attacking "the rich" (that is to say the crony influence on government), then I'd love to see them. I'd also love to see evidence that Brat got any money from any source in anywhere near the numbers that Cantor enjoyed, much less a bank.

      It's sad to me that so many of the left can't bring themselves to acknowledge that a number of their fellow Americans happen to disagree with them ideologically about how strong of a role government should play in society, but do agree that whatever that role might be, its actions shouldn't be controlled by a privileged few.

      •  I completely agree. Ryan Lizza wrote an insightful (0+ / 0-)

        Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

        by chuck utzman on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:52:43 PM PDT

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      •  whip it good (0+ / 0-)

        The teabaggers originally had anti-wall-street sentiments. GOP operatives quickly put a lot of money into deflecting that attitude into anti-Obama racism. For a brief moment there was a possibility (however small) of left & right populism congealing against anything-goes business practices.

        •  Which is why those same "GOP operatives" (0+ / 0-)

          i.e. the major national "Tea Party" groups had nothing whatsoever to do with Dave Brat's campaign, no money, no mentions in their newsletters and press releases, nothing.

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