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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

People Want Populist Democrats

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Gee, you think that people would like Democrat politicians to take a stand against banks? Politico noticed that Barack Obama received his first accolades in a while on domestic issues on Sunday:

With an offhand attack on Bank of America’s plans to impose a $5 debit card fee, President Barack Obama may have stumbled into a ready-made populist issue for the 2012 campaign.

Obama’s aides insist that his sharp criticism of the bank during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos this week wasn’t intended to kick off a campaign against banking industry bad guys. But it has already had a galvanizing effect on Democrats who see it as the perfect way to hop on the right side of the Wall Street vs. Main Street divide.

In short, it's time for more Democrats to follow Elizabeth Warren's lead. Here's what she said in a debate last night:


The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it. That’s why I want to run for the United States Senate,” she said, according to The New York Times.

I would like for Elizabeth Warren to run for Senator of Everywhere, please.

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