Both the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers changed the American political conversation in a large way. Still, it cannot be denied that the Tea Party has moved closer to actually changing the American political system and its laws than the Occupiers have managed.
The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.
In backing challenges to GOP moderates, the Tea Party looks like a looking-glass version of the "netroots" progressives who backed Howard Dean in 2004 and Ned Lamont's primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman.
If congressional Republicans opposed the PPCA (i.e., health care reform) because it is an imposition on liberty and the free market, what must they think about the powers of the FDA, which regulates 30% of the economy?
Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?
Republican Congressional leadership confirmed that they oppose financial reform and that they oppose breaking up the big banks. That, my friends, is a Republican Declaration of War against the American people