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              Occupy Wall Street protester clash with police as they arrive at Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct.  15,  2011. (AP Photo/David Karp)
              Occupy Wall Street protester clash with police as they arrive at Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/David Karp)   

Kucinich: Occupy Wall Street ‘is what democracy looks like’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the Ohio liberal firebrand, told CNN last week that the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements have “a lot in common.”

“This is what democracy looks like,” Kucinich told CNN’s John King on October 14, ”and an economic democracy is a precondition to a political democracy. This isn’t just theory, it’s fact. The wealth is accelerating to the top.”

Asked about translating protests into political results in 2012, Kucinich said, “It’s important to remember that the concerns which motivated many of the tea party people were concerns that people were worried about losing their jobs, losing their homes, their retirement security.”

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“I met with tea party people from the Cleveland area and, frankly, they have a lot in common with the people who were occupying Wall Street around the country, and so what I look for are the commonalities.”

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