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  •  I've read some sincerely pissed-off and (16+ / 0-)

    frustrated comments from small-bore Tea Party leaders who were taken aback when the Big Boys from Freedomworks, AFP, and so forth swept in and took over. They apparently didn't realize, or recognize, that the TP movement was constructed in K Street lobbyists' office, and were shocked when those lobbyists and their paid creatures appeared at their doorstep to take over what they thought was a grassroots organization.

    OWS is anything but Astroturf, but the point remains: if the "big boys" come in and try to take over, it will render the protests impotent and irrelevant: they will become the left's version of the 9/12 Project.

    Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Main Street. Occupy everything. Force a tsunami of change on the nation.

    by Black Max on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 11:22:30 AM PDT

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    •  And this is my fear when I hear about the unions (4+ / 0-)
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      showing "solidarity". It's great that established organizations are taking notice, but those established organizations need to be asking themselves how THEY can change and become more like the protesters. I'm afraid that they will swoop in and (well-intentioned) swamp the protesters with their "business as usual" way of doing things. Those established institutions need to understand that their "business as usual" way of approaching things doesn't work, and hasn't worked for at least 30 years.

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