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Krugman: "Town Hall Mob" Part Of Southern Strategy

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First Posted: 09/07/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:45 PM ET

New York Times:

That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that's behind the "birther" movement, which denies Mr. Obama's citizenship. Senator Dick Durbin has suggested that the birthers and the health care protesters are one and the same; we don't know how many of the protesters are birthers, but it wouldn't be surprising if it's a substantial fraction.

And cynical political operators are exploiting that anxiety to further the economic interests of their backers.

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