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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-12 12:45 PM
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Obama's Populism (it's a defense of his latest actions & asks for more)
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Robert Kuttner: Obama's

January 8, 2012 19:24:10

It would be nice if we had a word like
"populist" that meant defense of regular
people against the malign influence of
economic royalists, but without the
overtones of nativism or racism. But we
don't, so it is more honest and accurate to
refer simply to these policies simply as
economic progressivism.

As for class warfare, it's here. The policies
of the past three decades, whether on taxes,
de-regulation, outsourcing, the assault on
unions, or the deliberate weakening of social
insurance, have been top-down class
warfare. It's just charming that when
progressives begin to show some spine and
start fighting back, the Right screams "class
warfare!" They should know.

populism, excuse me, his economic
progressivism, is that it took him until nearly
the year of his re-election to practice it
resolutely. More, please.
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