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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

What about an Occupy Wall Street protester joining the First Lady at the SOTU address tonight?

Somebody brought this up on another thread and I thought it was a great idea and a fantastic gesture.

Make no mistake about it, 2011 was the year of Occupy Wall Street and fighting back against the 1%. What better way to honor OWS than to have a protester, representing the 99%, sitting with the first lady?

Thoughts?

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Reply What about an Occupy Wall Street protester joining the First Lady at the SOTU address tonight? (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 OP
Atman Jan 2012 #1
badtoworse Jan 2012 #8
truebrit71 Jan 2012 #2
progressoid Jan 2012 #3
immoderate Jan 2012 #4
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #10
RZM Jan 2012 #5
unionworks Jan 2012 #6
RZM Jan 2012 #7
cthulu2016 Jan 2012 #9

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:44 PM

1. He's already there...been sleeping under the chairs since October.


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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

8. Forget it - nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:53 PM

2. Dream on.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

3. Bwaaaahahahaha!

Never gonna happen. The WH can't be seen associating with those hippie rabble rousers! Larry Summers and his buddies wouldn't allow it.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

4. Would that be seen as an endorsement of Obama?



--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:22 PM

10. I was thinking more along the lines of Obama coming closer to the OWS movement

Also, it would piss off the Republicans.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. Not a good idea for the president or OWS

 

OWS would then be tarred with the partisan brush. And OWS isn't nearly popular enough that direct association with it could help Obama. If it were, he and everybody else would have been falling all over themselves to embrace it.

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Response to RZM (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. Obama has already

 

made references very similar to Occupys message of "the 1%" and economic disparity, if I'm not mistaken.

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Response to unionworks (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. I think he has, but in a very subtle manner

 

Just enough to act like he might be on their side, but not enough for anybody to think actually supports the movement. Inviting a protester to the State of the Union would be anything but subtle.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:20 PM

9. Can we airbrush her and just call her "The Protestor"?

Wouldn't want any controversy

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