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Occupy DC Protests Democratic Congressional Fundraiser—Good!!!

Occupy DC will be holding a protest outside a high dollar Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Washington.

From Talking Points Memo

” It’s going to be harder for critics of the Occupy protests to say it’s a pro-Democratic Party movement after tomorrow. TPM has learned a group of DC Occupiers plan to hold a demonstration outside a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee high-dollar fundraiser for, among other members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). The event (which comes with a $75,000 PAC sponsorship price; the cheapest ticket is $5,000) will feature speeches from all the top leaders of the House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and DCCC chair Steve Israel. On its website, OccupyDC calls the event “elitist” and “indicative of how the Democrats represent a major part of our government’s failure to represent 99% of its citizenry.”

The article goes on with whining that some of the Congresspeople taking part in the fundraiser have praised Occupy Wall Street.

Folks making such a complaint have no idea what they are talking about. Occupy Wall Street is not asking for support from the Democratic Party.

If elected officials want to praise Occupy Wall Street than that is great. They just should not expect anything in return for the praise. They can cut their deals with the lobbyists in the back room. Leave Occupy out of it.

How can you talk about Occupy Wall Street and then think they will be on-board with you when you attend a fundraiser asking $75,000 from PACs?

Occupy Wall Street will be most effective if it remains outside both major parties.

Here is the Occupy DC website. 

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

Here is Occupy Houston. 

Here is Occupy Galveston. 

There is also an Occupy College Station Facebook page as well as Facebook pages for Occupy efforts all across the United States.

Noted author and columnist William Greider has some thoughtful and hopeful things to say about Occupy is his latest column in The Nation.

Take some time and learn about Occupy Wall Street and related efforts across the country.

The work of freedom is up to each of us.

December 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Leading Republican Pollster Frank Luntz Says Occupy Wall Street Is Having An Impact

Leading Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz says he is concerned about the impact that Occupy Wall Street is having on public opinion.

From Think Progress

” The Republican Governor’s Association met in Florida this week and featured pollster Frank Luntz…Luntz told attendees that he’s “scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I’m frightened to death.” The pollster warned that the movement is “having an impact on what the American people think of capitalism….Luntz said that his polling research found that “The public…still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we’re seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we’ve got a problem.”

Here is the Occupy Wall Street website.

Here is Occupy Houston. 

Here is Occupy Galveston. 

There is also an Occupy College Station Facebook page as well as Facebook pages for Occupy efforts all across the United States.

Noted author and columnist William Greider has some thoughtful and hopeful things to say about Occupy is his latest column in The Nation.

Take some time and learn about Occupy Wall Street and related efforts across the country.

The work of freedom is up to each of us.

Without forgetting the part circumstance plays in life., we are each responsible for our own future and for the future of our nation.

December 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments