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  •  Sure thing there (2+ / 0-)
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    OFA is a captured organization. And there are plenty, myself included, who are in fact out doing it. What successes has OFA had? They haven't been able to pass a single piece of progressive legislation and their biggest victory is electing the president. They are a big support network for the status quo.

    Unless you're thinking of an organization that didn't help elect a neoliberal president.

    Revolutions happen in this country through elections.  Pretending like there is another path to power is sheer denial.
    Pretending like nothing but elections matter is sheer denial. Go read some history, start with the labor movement. Come back when you have an understanding of social movements.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:55:46 PM PDT

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    •  OFA elected a President (0+ / 0-)

      against a right wing reactionary movement that spend billions.

      What has Chris Hedges done  beside talk?

      Want to pretend there is no difference between Obama and the GOP - go ahead.  No one else wants to go where you are going.

      I have enourmous problems with Obama - I argued here against trying to run someone against him in the primaries.

      You cite movements from 100 years ago.  You think the old AFL or CIO would EVER think of sitting out an election?

      There is no answer to fighting and winning primary fights.  

      •  Like i thought, you've never read you history (1+ / 0-)
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        OFA is a candidate driven organization and calling it grassroots is flat out wrong. You're grasping at straws now. I never said that we should sit out an election, I argued eighths much spread bullshit talking point that only elections matter. You showed up to shit on people who are trying to organize.

        And I note that you still can't cite a single piece of legislation that ofa pushed through. Not one. They get out the vote for Obama and whoever may be riding on his coat tails and then they are abandoned. You don't need to approve of what we're doing here, but it would be great if you could see past your outrage at us to not come back solely to attack people. All you've done is show up tobtell people they're wrong. That's the opposite of useful. Thanks.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon May 20, 2013 at 07:14:03 PM PDT

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