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    commonmass

    and the wealthy pay their bills, and the interests and beliefs of the wealthy shape the worldview that all of them move within.

    smartest thing russ feingold ever did was to pledge to spend a ton of time in wisconsin listening to people in every county, and refuse to spend all his time fundraising. this is also why dem presidential candidates suddenly get so populist every time they start spending time in iowa and new hampshire, because they come into contact with us plebs and realize how pissed everyone is.

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