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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-10 11:55 PM
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60. Our problems aren't going to be solved from the top down.
Edited on Thu Aug-26-10 11:59 PM by Marr
The only way you'll ever see a populist in the White House is if the moneyed class decides it's time to compromise, and the only way *that's* ever going to happen is if there's some tangible threat to their own class. I mean, it seems to me like FDR largely did the things he did to save the status quo, not because he just felt like being a nice guy. I don't think we're close to that point, personally. We may never be.

But even hypothetically, if say, Kucinich had been elected? The rest of the establishment would've put on the brakes in every conceivable way, legal and otherwise. I doubt he could've actually done much. Maybe I'm wrong, though. There've been some pretty transformational leaders in South America who had to fight their own establishment all the way.
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