Fascinating. . .

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Submitted by ben (United States), Apr 16, 2010 08:20

I loved the exchange between Webb and Dobbs at the end. I think it shows how this movement is really in its early stages and how it is likely to splinter apart. Whether those splinters remain viable time will tell. It is hard to believe though that the Republican Party, who is largely beholden to Wall Street, or the Democratic Party which has been demonized as socialist will be able to coopt the movement. When the speakers at both rallies speak of getting electorally involved, it is not clear who they are to support. I suppose by default they end up with Republicans for the most part, but if I were them I might still be feeling a little burned by Bush's spending (unpaid for unlike Obama), the invasion of personal liberties (patriot act), the bank bailouts (Bush) and the various other ways that Republicans sold out their supposed core values. Other than the Tom Coburns of the world, who do Tea Partiers have faith in to lead an assault on government? And when push comes to shove, would tea partiers actually vote to end Medicare and Social Security.

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The Future of Capitalism replies:

And even Coburn is now in trouble for calling Nancy Pelosi a nice lady.

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⇒ Fascinating. . .
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