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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:11 PM
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Robert Reich: The "I'm-As-Mad-As-Hell" party
http://www.politico.com/arena/bio/robert_b_reich.html

Its a mistake to see the Mad-As-Hell party as just a right-wing phenomenon the so-called Tea Partiers now storming the gates of the Republican Party. There are plenty of mad-as-hellers on the left as well furious at Wall Street, health insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and establishment Democrats.

Mad-as-hellers dont trust big government. But they dont trust big business and Wall Street, either. They especially hate it when big government gets together with big business and Wall Street while at the same time Main Street is in shambles and millions of people are losing their jobs and homes.

First it was TARP, the giant bank bailout that seems to have made Wall Street flush again so flush the Street is now distributing giant bonuses as if the crash it brought on never happened.

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To the Mad-As-Hell party, the biggest event last week wasnt Scott Browns upset victory in Massachusetts. It was the Supreme Courts decision in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission, allowing corporations to spend however much they want on political campaigns. True mad-as-hellers see this as inviting even more collusion between big business, Wall Street, and big government and against the rest of us.

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I'm as mad as hell and I ain't gonna take it anymore!!!
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:16 PM
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1. hey! that's US! We're a tea party
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:49 PM
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4. We or should I say I have a lot in common with the Tea Baggers.
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 03:50 PM by Winterblues
It has nothing to do with Conservatives though. It has to do with exactly what Reich just said. I was promised Change and what I get is huge Bonuses for the same elite that brought economic ruin to America.. It is like they are being rewarded while the rest of us suffer. If Democrats don't arrest this Right Fucking Now they will be looking for new jobs in very short order.
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zipplewrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:05 PM
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5. Sorta
The tea baggers came out because of the stimulus package. I wasn't particularly mad as hell about that, just thought it was poorly executed. I'm a bit of the "mad as hell party", but it has little to do with tea baggers, but probably alot to do with the "Brown democrats". As I understand it, the democratic party in MA is a bit out of touch. The national party is as well, and currently they are just being dumb. I'm not sure I could have voted for Brown, but I do think that the primary lesson that is coming out of this is that there are alot of people who are looking around and trying to see how "the people" are being served right now, when one or two senators can dicate unpopular demands upon the whole of the country.
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:22 PM
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6. I agree with you, my only association with the "Baggers" is the Mad as Hell part.
:shrug: Like they give a shit. The bankers get big rewards for demolishing the economy while I take a ten percent pay cut...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:27 PM
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2. Getting meme-y in here.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:18 PM
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3. KICK
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