Thomas Frank, columnist for Harper’s Magazine and author of “Pity the Billionaire,” and “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer use the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision to illustrate inconsistent GOP talking points on the one hand and Democrats’ failure to communicate policy effectively on the other.
Spitzer asks Frank why Democrats are unable to persuade the public of the “bulletproof” logic behind their arguments, including health care reform.
“This is the biggest problem facing liberalism in my view. I mean, you’ve watched, over the course of our lifetimes, watched this movement shrink and basically almost die because you go to a place like Wichita, Kansas, and our message isn’t there, out there on the streets,” Frank laments. “You know, people looking for the voice, an angry voice that is critical of Wall Street, critical of the powers that be — and you know what it is? It’s Rush Limbaugh, it’s Glenn Beck, it’s the tea party movement.”