Hats off to Markos for his quite well-done column over at The Hill this evening: “What they’re fighting for.” In it, our fearless leader points to the reality that Elizabeth Warren’s on track, fundraising-wise and out of the gate, to blow the doors off of pretty much every candidate for U.S. Senate in the country this cycle. (For the whole piece, click on the link in this paragraph.)
What they’re fighting for
October 11, 2011 7:04PM
…Turns out, connecting with people has better financial rewards than merely being connected.
People are angry, and they see a government willing to bail out rich investors on Wall Street while ignoring the plight of regular Americans — the other 99 percent. They see Republicans on Capitol Hill demanding that the nation’s meager social net get torn to shreds, while protecting their wealthiest friends from feeling any of the “shared sacrifice” the rest of us are supposed to endure. They see Democrats unable or unwilling to stand up to GOP bullying, refusing time and time again to pursue a populist agenda despite strong public support. They see the Obama administration infested with Goldman Sachs alumni from top to bottom.
People are angry at an economic system that has seen average annual household income flat-line for the last 20 years while the income of the top 1 percent has quadrupled to nearly $2 million a year.
So what are those protesters fighting for? The same thing Elizabeth Warren will fight for when elected to the Senate.
If you still don’t understand, then you’re probably part of the problem.
Bold type is diarist's emphasis.
(Markos, not for nuthin’, but hamburger for us here at “home,” while you take out others for filet mignon? LOL!)
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