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Back in 2006, before Democrats retook the House with a platform of economic populism, the Wall Street wing of the Democratic party went on warpath, creating the Hamilton Project. They wanted to attack growing populism in the party.  

Guess who the keynote speaker for the launch of this group was....... Barack Obama......

Other speakers on the panel he participated on:

RESTORING AMERICA'S PROMISE OF OPPORTUNITY,
PROSPERITY AND GROWTH
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 5, 2006

MODERATOR:
PETER ORSZAG
Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

PANEL ONE -- RESTORING AMERICA'S PROMISE OF OPPORTUNITY, PROSPERITY AND GROWTH:

ROGER C. ALTMAN
Chairman, Evercore Partners
Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
Democrat, Illinois
United States Senate

ROBERT E. RUBIN
Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee
Citigroup, Inc.
U.S. Treasury Secretary [1995-1999]

THE REVEREND JIM WALLIS
Founder, Sojourners
Author, God's Politics

Read the speech, and tell me whether you still think that Obama was clueless about what was going on.  The surprise for me hasn't been the extent to which Obama has adopted neo-liberal ideas.  It's the extent to which he's resisted what is obviously the inclination he brought into office.......

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Jul 27th, 2013 at 07:30:21 PM EST
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