Originally Posted by TwinSwords
Actually, there's a big segment of the GOP base and the tea party movement that is just as outraged by Wall Street / Corporate abuses as anyone on the left.... The obstacles are enormous, and a massive campaign will be carried out to discredit and destroy the movement. But there ARE a lot under the tea party banner who share the same populist economic concerns expressed by the 99%'ers.
But the important and big difference is that the Tea Party sanctifies the absolute right of private property, i.e., the capital of plutocrats and the withering away of the New Deal, while populists on "the left" tend to clamor for the simple enforcing of the law, (reinstaing Glass-Stegall, indictments of Wall St.,) a fairer and more progressive tax policy, stronger unions, etc. Thats a considerable difference.