Part 3 in my ongoing series on why Dems need to acknowledge that the Occupy movement does not support Democrats and they intend to vote third-party to punish Dems, effectively electing Republicans. We need stop hoping that they will have a last-minute epiphany and vote with us in November and focus on getting-out-the-vote efforts for our true supporters.
More quotes from actual OWS groups …
The Occupy movement scored its biggest slap at the Obama administration over the weekend when U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk was punk’d MTV-Ashton Kutcher style at the Dallas meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
What we are doing here is trying to win back our bought-and-sold political empire. We need to dismantle it because there is no difference between George Bush and Obama.
Republicans and and Democrats are identical at the core placating their bases with differing social issues.
If labor plans on building a strong movement with Occupy, and they had better, then these suicidal pro-Democratic Party policies must end. Labor cannot earn credibility within the Occupy Movement and then completely change course to campaign for Obama, in effect throwing all credibility in the garbage.
View the entire series, OWS Is Not Our Ally.