Briefing: JoAnn Wypijewski on the Republicans’ Negativity

Briefing: JoAnn Wypijewski on the Republicans’ Negativity

Briefing: JoAnn Wypijewski on the Republicans’ Negativity

The Nation‘s JoAnn Wypijewski on how many Americans feel unable to defend themselves against catastrophes from foreclosures to job loss to the BP oil spill—but unlike during the Great Depression, people are hiding their pain.

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November elections are coming up and Democrats around the country are starting to wonder whether their party can hold onto the House. Author and Nation contributor JoAnn Wypijewski joins Grit TV to describe her on-the-ground tour of the United States—talking to people she met and figuring out the political fabric at stake. She discovered that many Americans feel defenseless against catastrophes ranging from foreclosures to job loss to the BP oil spill—but unlike during the Great Depression, people are hiding their pain. Nevertheless, Republicans are trying to tap into this defenseless Achilles heel, using pervasive negativity to fuel their "party of no."

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