Jamie Court: Lessons in Populism from California (Video)

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“Democrats are more concerned with raising money than raising hell,” says Jamie Court, author of The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell. Meanwhile, he argues, ballot measures in California were victories for populism, for campaigns against big oil and big corporate money (and self-financed billionaire candidates). With Republicans back in control of the house, Court says, Democrats are going to have to learn something from California.

He joins us via Skype to talk about the wins in California, losses elsewhere, and has some surprising suggestions for places Congressional Democrats can find common ground with Republicans on health care reform.