The conservative movement declared war on the middle class two decades ago. If I'm trying to do anything with this blog, I'm trying to talk democrats into joining the fight. That is why I love me some, David Sirota.
He is part of the review for his new book: David Sirota's first book, "Hostile Takeover: How Big Money & Corruption Conquered Our Government -- And How We Can Take It Back" may make you want to catch the next plane to Washington and punch out the first politician you see. And find a legislator from the opposite party and clobber that one, too.
Billed as an average citizen's guide to "decoding corrupt politicians' lies, myths and half-truths," Sirota is nothing if not ecumenical. The national commentator tees off on Democratic and Republican predators with equal fury as he describes the U.S. political system as being rigged against Middle America.
Sirota is a progressive populist -- not to be confused with a conventional liberal who eschews class-based politics -- and his book is a manual for waging a class-based political counterattack against the conservative populist movement that produced Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bill Bennett and George W. Bush, along with a massive transfer of wealth from the bottom to the top.