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The `Rightwing Backlash' That Never Was

"Obama himself had eschewed economic populism in his campaign (making an exception in midwestern primaries such as Wisconsin [8] where he needed more working-class support in order to win), in keeping with his carefully cultivated media image of post-partisan conciliator. But the economy did the job for him, and for the Democratic party."
"It is not so hard to make this appeal: millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs, while the Wall Street gang [11] who sank the economy are once again raking in billions - and only because they have been rescued and subsidised with hundred of billions of our taxpayer dollars. If enough Democrats campaign on these kinds of themes and offer a populist alternative, they could keep both houses of congress."

to read Mark Weisbrot's article published on: www.commondreams.org September 22, 2010, click on


Robert Reich's "The Super-Rich Get Richer" published on commondreams September 24, 2010, click on


and Mark Engler's "Fight Inequality, Don't Scapegoat Immigrants" published in dissentmagazine September 12, 2010, click on


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