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36. Endorsing Obama, SEIU says president for 99% /

"One of the nation's largest labor unions gave an early endorsement to Pres. Barack Obama Wednesday, using lingo from the Occupy movement to describe the incumbent president as standing with the 99%, rather than millionaires and corporations in the 1%.

"As Americans we face stark choice," Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry said Wednesday. "Do we want leaders who side with rich corporations, the 1% who are prospering, or leaders who side with us, the 99 percent?"

...But in an interview, Occupy DC spokesman Sam Jewler denied any alignment with the union.

"We certainly have not endorsed President Obama or any other politicians," Jewler told CNN during an interview Wednesday at an impromptu tent city a few blocks from the White House.

He said from his perspective, "the whole system has problems, so there's no single politician who's able to fix the money and politics, the growing wealth disparity. None of them can answer to that, because all of them are taking money from the corporations and the wealthy."

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  -No To Co-Option: MoveOn Is The Opposite Of The Occupy Movement BridgeTheGap  Nov-30-11 09:43 AM   #0 
  - Will most Occupiers vote? I've been an Occupier and always vote but...  polichick   Nov-30-11 09:49 AM   #1 
  - I always vote, and I'm an Occupier also. nt  Zorra   Nov-30-11 10:29 AM   #15 
     - I hope that thinking applies to the majority of young Occupiers...  polichick   Nov-30-11 10:38 AM   #17 
  - Occupy needs to give this a rest. MoveOn is not trying to steal their movement.  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 09:49 AM   #2 
  - Vigilance is the only solution  inademv   Nov-30-11 09:54 AM   #4 
  - Vigilance for what?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 10:09 AM   #8 
     - It may represent a distrust in the 2 party system, which, after all, got us to where we are. imho  groovedaddy   Nov-30-11 11:13 AM   #29 
  - You are incredibly wrong.  Arctic Dave   Nov-30-11 10:07 AM   #6 
  - That is your opinion  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 10:25 AM   #11 
  - Thank you.  Starry Messenger   Nov-30-11 10:36 AM   #16 
  - And here in my city the national day of action  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-30-11 12:20 PM   #38 
  - It is very different then.  Arctic Dave   Nov-30-11 12:57 PM   #41 
  - Yep. And Van Jones has been particularly nauseating in this regard.  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 11:05 AM   #27 
  - Let me introduce you to the newest wing of the Republican Party - the teabaggers  joeglow3   Nov-30-11 10:13 AM   #9 
     - So now MoveOn = tea party??  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 10:29 AM   #13 
        - Come on, really?  joeglow3   Nov-30-11 10:45 AM   #19 
           - How does OSW expect to grow without adding new followers?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 10:54 AM   #21 
              - It sounds like MoveOn is having actions using the language of OWS  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 11:44 AM   #34 
                 - Not where I am  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 12:20 PM   #39 
                    - Well, that's good to hear. nt  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 01:24 PM   #48 
  - I welcome the advocacy of people with influence  inademv   Nov-30-11 09:50 AM   #3 
  - I get emails from them everyday about doing a "99% action" they come up with in my community.  mmonk   Nov-30-11 10:05 AM   #5 
  - How can something that claims to have no leadership or ownership  frazzled   Nov-30-11 10:07 AM   #7 
  - Then why don't they coordinate rather than supplant actions?  mmonk   Nov-30-11 10:13 AM   #10 
  - Exactly  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-30-11 10:28 AM   #12 
  - No, MoveOn is not a person. It is a couple of rich people  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 11:00 AM   #24 
  - +1. It's supposed to be educating the public and inclusive.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 01:06 PM   #45 
  - I did notice at our local occupy that noisy street people were not encouraged to stick around though  groovedaddy   Dec-01-11 12:12 PM   #66 
  - This does not sound good......MoveOn and the Occupy Movement  Tippy   Nov-30-11 10:29 AM   #14 
  - OWS is anti politics, not pro Democrat.  dkf   Nov-30-11 10:39 AM   #18 
  - voting is only 1/2 of it. Change comes when politicians change their ways.  boston bean   Nov-30-11 10:49 AM   #20 
  - But protesting in the streets is always a minority of the population.  dkf   Nov-30-11 10:55 AM   #23 
     - You are thinking about this the wrong way. OWS might only have so many people out in the streets,  boston bean   Nov-30-11 11:27 AM   #32 
        - It's critical that OWS votes in big numbers - otherwise, the politicians will...  polichick   Nov-30-11 12:57 PM   #42 
           - I wish there was an OWS party. They'd get my vote everytime.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 01:07 PM   #46 
              - Well, there's this guy - looks like he's adopting OWS principles...  polichick   Nov-30-11 01:34 PM   #49 
  - Yeah. How is OWS going to remake the system without voting exactly?  Proud Liberal Dem   Nov-30-11 11:00 AM   #25 
     - Pressure. Political Pressure caused by social unrest. It is a proven tactic.  boston bean   Nov-30-11 11:26 AM   #31 
     - Pressure is important  Proud Liberal Dem   Nov-30-11 12:59 PM   #43 
     - OWS has not demonstrated the ability to exert that kind of pressure  hack89   Nov-30-11 01:04 PM   #44 
        - The anti-war movement during the Vietnam war started the same way, going through fits and starts.  BridgeTheGap   Nov-30-11 01:34 PM   #50 
           - The difference is that an uptick in the economy  hack89   Nov-30-11 01:57 PM   #54 
              - I think you may be right but I wouldn't bet on the economy taking off any time soon. What's  BridgeTheGap   Dec-01-11 10:02 AM   #64 
     - flash mobs at walmart. really.  dionysus   Nov-30-11 01:48 PM   #52 
  - Yeah, not so much...MoveOn holds (or at least tries to hold) TPTB in the Dem party accountable...  truebrit71   Nov-30-11 10:54 AM   #22 
  - Last Saturday we were having an anti-Walker rally at the Capitol  undeterred   Nov-30-11 11:04 AM   #26 
  - Nobody ever answers because their communication is all in one direction.  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 11:07 AM   #28 
     - Well, thats a problem.  undeterred   Nov-30-11 11:41 AM   #33 
        - Yes, it is and for a lot of reasons. They don't teach people to be active  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 11:45 AM   #35 
           - Every time I've been involved in a MoveOn activity its a  undeterred   Nov-30-11 03:22 PM   #58 
              - It is what it is. Corporate culture that two people tried to turn  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 03:45 PM   #59 
                 - They have a very impressive email list full of people  undeterred   Nov-30-11 05:51 PM   #62 
                    - Yep. And that list is only good for the actions that are handed down  EFerrari   Nov-30-11 05:54 PM   #63 
  - Good article - Occupy scores victory against Republicans  slipslidingaway   Nov-30-11 11:25 AM   #30 
  - Endorsing Obama, SEIU says president for 99%  slipslidingaway   Nov-30-11 11:52 AM   #36 
  - Too many 1%ers in the oval office to suit my leanings. Of course the republicans would be load the  groovedaddy   Nov-30-11 12:16 PM   #37 
     - Too many for me as well. n/t  slipslidingaway   Nov-30-11 04:57 PM   #61 
  - Stupid fucking article & analysis-Divide & Conquer-Republicans are masters-Same with these assholes  GreenTea   Nov-30-11 12:39 PM   #40 
  - Yes, by not participating, people enabled Wall Street to fill the power vacuum.  freshwest   Nov-30-11 01:11 PM   #47 
  - The real issue here is whether this guy's point of view is prevalent or an anomaly. But I do hear  groovedaddy   Dec-01-11 11:10 AM   #65 
  - Kick...  KoKo   Nov-30-11 01:39 PM   #51 
  - let's see what gets more change... legislation or flash mobbing a walmart...  dionysus   Nov-30-11 01:50 PM   #53 
  - yes, sure, what a terrible thing it is to elect Democrats.  hfojvt   Nov-30-11 02:06 PM   #55 
  - Working to elect people is "joining in the corruption?"  ecstatic   Nov-30-11 02:15 PM   #56 
  - Depends on the candidate. n/t  gkhouston   Nov-30-11 04:15 PM   #60 
  - dissing moveon, van jones, the dems, unions.. douche greenwald.. wow you hit all the bases...  dionysus   Nov-30-11 02:22 PM   #57 

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