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Super Rich vs. 99%: Class war will explode
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By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) Forget politics. The 99%, the Occupy Wall Street movement, is not about politics. But politicians dont get it yet. The Dems sure dont. And while Bill OReilly says the movement is already dead, insider Frank Luntz thinks OWS is not only very alive, but getting dangerously bigger. In fact, hes very scared for his clients.

Warning: Will somebody please tell Luntz Occupy Wall Street is not about politics? This is class warfare, a revolution about economic inequality, not about political parties, political policies and political solutions and its not going away any time soon.

Luntz is a conservative pollster so hes making it all about politics. But hes missing the point, and misleading his clients. Luntz is author of some great books like Words That Matter and What Americans Really WantReally. And in my opinion, hes one of the Americas best behavioral economists.

But his pitch at last weeks Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida suggests he not only doesnt understand the 99%, hes misleading 29 state governors with Words That Will Backfire when the occupiers in the encampments see through Luntzs attempted manipulations. ..............(more)

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  -Super Rich vs. 99%: Class war will explode marmar  Dec-06-11 06:14 AM   #0 
  - Wish I could Rec this dozens of times. nt  Vanje   Dec-06-11 06:24 AM   #1 
  - Me too so I'll kick it again & again.  tosh   Dec-06-11 07:57 PM   #12 
  - Our movement is now growing in directions unimagined just two months ago.  Magoo48   Dec-06-11 06:31 AM   #2 
  - Interesting. k&r n/t  Laelth   Dec-06-11 06:36 AM   #3 
  - recommend  xchrom   Dec-06-11 06:52 AM   #4 
  - But it is about politics...  rfranklin   Dec-06-11 06:56 AM   #5 
  - I agree. I predict a clean sweep for the other party.  MedicalAdmin   Dec-06-11 07:02 AM   #6 
  - But politics and economics have no connection, right? ;-) n/t  groovedaddy   Dec-06-11 12:27 PM   #9 
  - Issues aren't "politics" .... "Politics is the shadow cast over government by corporations" ---  defendandprotect   Dec-07-11 12:10 AM   #19 
  - Luntz is a Putz.....he was the kid in class everyone hated....  Pachamama   Dec-06-11 08:02 AM   #7 
  - Luntz makes a living by exploiting nature, humanity and any issue he can get his tongue to -- for $$  defendandprotect   Dec-07-11 12:12 AM   #20 
  - O'Reilly's only function is to corral the killers.  tcaudilllg   Dec-06-11 08:03 AM   #8 
  - Frank Luntz is an idiot  The Wizard   Dec-06-11 03:43 PM   #10 
  - I like that its framed super rich instead of 1%  SnakeEyes   Dec-06-11 05:54 PM   #11 
  - K&R. A must-read.  tosh   Dec-06-11 07:57 PM   #13 
  - Make NO MISTAKE Frank Luntz is a very...  SkyDaddy7   Dec-06-11 08:24 PM   #14 
  - Once people believe the movement is about politics,  Eric Galaxy   Dec-06-11 08:33 PM   #15 
  - No, it is about politics at the grassroots level.  pnwmom   Dec-07-11 03:44 AM   #25 
     - I thought it was about changing our society for the better,  Eric Galaxy   Dec-07-11 11:13 AM   #31 
        - We have to change politics -- which is our way of working together for change --  pnwmom   Dec-07-11 11:18 AM   #32 
           - Agreed, politics is part of any society.  Eric Galaxy   Dec-10-11 06:53 PM   #42 
  - I'm sorry that I have only one rec to give this  tavalon   Dec-06-11 10:05 PM   #16 
  - K&R  midnight   Dec-06-11 10:49 PM   #17 
  - Luntz follows the great tradition of the know nothing party...  MrMickeysMom   Dec-06-11 11:43 PM   #18 
  - I don't like the warfare paradigm, and that scares me...  AntiFascist   Dec-07-11 12:51 AM   #21 
  - it may be a personality disorder....  tomp   Dec-07-11 05:47 AM   #27 
  - Yes! and anti-social in the strict criminal sense as well n/t  AntiFascist   Dec-07-11 08:04 PM   #35 
  - They shush any talk of class warfare because *they* have been waging it against us for 70 years now  txlibdem   Dec-08-11 06:25 AM   #37 
  - Mental not physical warfare  classysassy   Jan-04-12 10:26 PM   #45 
  - top 1% future  ErikJ   Dec-07-11 01:06 AM   #22 
  - K&R  me b zola   Dec-07-11 01:47 AM   #23 
  - If OWS doesn't turn into a political movement, it won't accomplish  pnwmom   Dec-07-11 03:44 AM   #24 
  - I could be wrong, because there are so many posters on DU,  Tunkamerica   Dec-07-11 05:30 AM   #26 
     - I have been an active donor to Seattle OWS,  pnwmom   Dec-07-11 11:20 AM   #33 
        - sorry, my memory is pretty bad. i must be conflating two different threads  Tunkamerica   Dec-07-11 07:34 PM   #34 
  - Kicked and recommended!  Enthusiast   Dec-07-11 05:47 AM   #28 
  - They really don't understand it.  Paka   Dec-07-11 05:49 AM   #29 
  - Luntz manipulates through words  DeeDeeNY   Dec-07-11 06:34 AM   #30 
  - k&r for the TRUTH!  shanti   Dec-07-11 11:07 PM   #36 
  - It should be a social and economic revolution ...  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-08-11 10:30 AM   #38 
  - Why does he keep referring to Luntz as a great behavioral economist?  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-08-11 10:44 AM   #39 
  - Justice in America is a bad joke.  classysassy   Dec-09-11 07:58 PM   #40 
  - K&R  Tsiyu   Dec-10-11 03:35 AM   #41 
  - Letting two shills for the wealthy  classysassy   Dec-23-11 08:24 PM   #43 
  - there is an ocean of discontent out there  paulk   Dec-25-11 10:25 AM   #44 
  - Yep...we who have lived on planet for awhile..know this is coming. K&R!  KoKo   Jan-06-12 08:03 PM   #46 

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