The progressive Nation, offers up an interesting analysis of the Cantor defeat on Tuesday. They rightly recognize that Dave Brat is a different type of small government candidate and that he may be part of a group coming up in politics right now which is legitimately anti-crony capitalist.
We’ll see how Brat does, but at this moment the American political calculus has changed fundamentally for the better.
(From The Nation)
In his new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State (Nation Books), Ralph Nader argues that there are many issues on which an anti-corporate left and an anti-corporate right could achieve “convergence” in opposition to policies advanced by “corporate conservatives and corporate liberals.” Nader’s point is not to suggest that the left and the right will be in specific agreement on issues ranging from fair trade to restricting domestic surveillance to whittling down the military-industrial complex. He suggeststhat “they [can] come at it for different reasons, but they [can] have the same conclusion.”
That’s an intriguing notion, especially after one of the most powerful corporate Republicans in Washington just lost to a guy who decries “large corporations seeking insider deals” and “crony bailouts.”