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Howard Fineman

'Ben Bashing' Begins As Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich Take On Bernanke

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Bashing has begun, and this time it's not a fringe issue, but a central focus of our frightened, blame-spreading Great Recession politics. At this point in America, you can tell when a new Enemy of the People has arrived: when Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich race onto Twitter to denounce him. They've now done that to Ben Bernanke, and the whole flock of Republican presidential wannabes is sure to follow.