July 5, 2012 2 Comments
Cenk Uygur makes his case for why we need a constitutional amendment against money in politics, and a large part of it is his feeling that many Democrats are paid to lose. Whether or not you think that’s happening, it’s certainly the case that Democrats frequently choose not to be populist and therefore give up their most popular issues. It was infuriating in 2010 to watch the Democrats cede populism to the Tea Party. The Obama campaign turns to populism during election years, so maybe the Democrats will do better this year. And I hope that the Obama administration doesn’t let go of the populism once the election is won and done.
H/t: The Real Ken Jones