Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Corporate Classism of the Democratic Party

HBO Real Time's Matt Taibbi exposes the dark underbelly of last week's convention and the stark contrast between the "free speech" zone set up for common demonstrators to "influence" the convention and the corporate, celebrity-filled parties in Denver where real patronizing, arm-twisting influence actually occurred.

Also, check out Bill Maher's commentary on how the "airbrushing" of John Edwards out of the DNC left the convention with no prominent voice for poor and working class people. Maher argues that Edwards was the strongest voice since Bobby Kennedy on the issue of poverty (perhaps overstatement in that Jesse Jackson's '84 and '88 convention speeches preceded Edwards) and that he was to poverty what Al Gore is to global warming.

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