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

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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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.”