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  •  Frankly, the re-election of Obama (8+ / 0-)

    does not (or should not) hinge on OWS, either. Nobody knew there was going to be a significant movement until Oct 2011 at the earliest.  You telling me Obama 2012 was saying "Gee, sure hope a populist grassroots movement sweeps across the nation, otherwise we've got no strategy for re-electing the President. We won't have anybody to knock on doors for us, either?"

    Let Obama 2012 and OFA elect Obama. I'm sure there will be some Occupiers who take part--there are Occupiers who support Obama and want him re-elected.  OWS does not need to be an electoral movement, and, indeed should not be.  And I'm at a loss to understand the angst and rage over the fact that OWS is unwilling to transform itself into an Obama election machine.  Obama 2012 has built their own election machine--or they should have.  As a campaign manager, I sure as hell wouldn't wait on a populist uprising to build the infrastructure to get my candidate elected.

    Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 01:20:24 PM PST

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    •  I'm not at a loss to explain the rage: these (3+ / 0-)
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      joanneleon, Kurt Sperry, Nada Lemming

      people genuinely, really believe that Obama and certain democratic politicians actually are liberals and interested in helping advance liberal and progressive causes, in spite of the massive avalanche of evidence to the contrary.

      Some--precious few--democrats are, and absolutely no republicans are. That's the only reason the generic, over-broad statement "Democrats are better than republicans" has even the slightest bit of truth. But it doesn't pass the straight-face test when examined with any depth.

    •  We, the people, need to elect a president (4+ / 0-)
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      that at least has a prayer of doing the right thing. Not the right wing thing, not the popular thing, but what is right, and what is possible. And sometimes is not popular.

      We, the people, need to hold him, and the Congress, accountable for their votes, and their legislation. Short memories, indeed, President-elect Obama said something to the effect (echoing FDR) that WE needed to tell him when he was wrong and make him do what WE wanted. (link please)

      My first priority this cycle, is to elect more and better Democrats in places that might give us a majority in the House and a larger one in the Senate. Mr. Obama still needs our support, as I cannot fathom a President rMoney, GingRich, or Frothy.

      And OWS will prevail. Even a giant can only swat so many mosquitoes before it becomes annoyed. And believe me, the giant is already annoyed.

      "I don't need a script to tell the truth" Ed Schultz, Feb. 4 2010

      by BusyinCA on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 10:52:38 PM PST

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