Big Picture Rumble - Is Conservative Populism Dead?
Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist & Sam Sacks, Progressive writer/strategist all join Thom Hartmann. Mitt Romney says he'll lower the unemployment rate to 6% by the end of his first term in office if he's elected President. So then why is he endorsing a budget that will kill more than 4 million American jobs? Plus - The Center for American Progress uncovered this week - 100% of the Republicans calling themselves Tea Partiers and riding this so-called Conservative populism to victory in 2010 - are now lapdogs to Wall Street. Despite running on a platform against the bailouts and against Wall Street corruption - all - ALL - of the Freshman Republicans in the House Tea Party Caucus are now happily accepting campaign cash from either banks that got bailed out, or from Wall Street's biggest interest group the American Bankers Association - or both. In total - these Members of Congress have collected more than $600000 from Wall Street just in the past year and a half- and in return they're voting totally in line with the banksters. Doesn't this just prove there really is no such thing as Tea Party populism? That...and more in The Big Picture Rumble.