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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-24-13 06:58 AM
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Koch brothers funding astro-turf anti-occupy movement.
Edited on Sun Nov-24-13 07:09 AM by No Elephants
http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/koch-cash-americ...

Waste of money. The right wing of the Democratic Party bashes occupy for free. Been declaring it dead and pointless since Day One--and that's only Democrats who believe that starting Occupy demonstrations during the Obama administration might reflect badly on Democrats and/or Obama.

At the very least, it says that the full remedy for the 99% is not simply electing more and more Democrats, which is what we are supposed to believe.

The Congressional elections of 2006 and 2008 were kind of a hint about that.

Even electing 60 Democratic Senators is not the full remedy, as was proven in 2009--and that is not going to be happening again any time soon anyway.

It will always be something. If it's not Lieberman, it's the Blue Dogs. If it's not the Blue Dogs, it's Rush Limbaugh. (Yes, I actually got emails telling me I had to contribute to fight Rush Limbaugh.) If it's not Rush Limbaugh, it RW talk radio. If it's not RW talk radio, it's the mainstream media. Always some reason why we are supposed to vote Democratic, volunteer Democratic, donate Democratic, yet not get what we want. It's the Sisyphus party.

Meanwhile, the Senate minority leader is quaking in his boots that he might not be far right enough to win a primary in a bright red state--and, if he is, can he win the general?

Gee, I wonder why the 99% doesn't get it's way as much as the 1% do?
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