Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Barack Obama’s OWS problem"

Steve Kornacki (Salon):
Glenn Greenwald noted last week, there are plenty of reasons for OWS supporters to conclude that Obama — who, don’t forget, was Wall Street’s candidate in 2008 — and the top Democrats in Washington are guilty of enabling Wall Street’s most destructive behavior and of paying too much lip service without action to the cause of “the 99 percent.” This may be what is drawing many of them to OWS — a belief that even well-meaning leaders of their own party are no match for the forces that really call the shots in America. If that’s the case, then Obama will need to do more than point fingers at Republicans if he wants to turn OWS into his own Tea Party. MORE...

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