The loses in Wisconsin never should have happened. I’m asking the question:
Where was the Occupy movement? Did they vote?
I’ve seen comments in site after site where OWS supporters trash Democrats with even more vitriol than we hear from Republicans. And worst of all, they claim the only way to get their point across is to NOT vote for Democrats … to punish Obama and the Dems for caving into Republicans, or being the same as Republicans. We need to ask ourselves, “is this what happened in Wisconsin?”
We thought OWS wanted the same things Democrats want. We thought we saw growing support for Democrats, just as we did in the Wisconsin labor protests. Sadly, we were wrong. Its time for Democrats to openly admit the obvious fact that
OWS DOES NOT SUPPORT DEMOCRATS.
As I posted on the May 1st International Workers Day General Strike, the OWS site was still using their false equivalency bullshit saying:
While American corporate media has focused on yet another stale election between Wall Street-financed candidates …
Nonsense. Obama’s not responsible for the Republican-leaning Supreme Court’s decision on campaign financing (Citizen’s United). Expecting his campaign to refuse the millions they will need to defeat Republicans funded by billionaires is childish fantasy.
Here’s a perfect example of OWS hatred for all things Democrat: In this post by Mother Jones, Why Occupy Should Be The Left’s Tea Party, I tried (unsuccessfully) to convince the readers that they would be guaranteeing a Republican sweep by deliberately refusing to vote with Dems. Imagine a Republican White House, Republican majorities in the House and Senate, joined by the right-leaning Supreme Court and all but guaranteeing Republican nominees for future Supreme Court vacancies. They do not care! They preach anarchy and being militant. They claim to want change, but if you hate everyone on both sides, who will work with you for change?
In MoJo, and many other sites, I’ve seen comments like these:
Even though I want what OCCUPY, MOVE ON, and Progressives all want, I will not waste time with them, until a large percentage of them become militants. Only fools and cowards believe that America’s plutocracy and fascist military machine can be changed let alone defeated, without blood. Anytime in history and around the world today, and terror and tyranny are replaced with justice and liberty, blood flows.
Both parties the Democrats and the Republicans are 100% identical, absolutely no difference what so ever, they are empty shells waiting to be filled with candidates. Who those candidates are, will define both political parties, who selects the candidates will define define both political parties, by the time the election happens the people have already lost and the corporations have already won.
Democrats DO fear what Occupy can do – deplete Obama and the corporate Democrats of their all-volunteer unpaid even in this recession army, encourage would-be Dem voters to organize for something substantial and forget voting, send them into the streets instead
Ultimately, OWS is right to fear being co-opted by Obama supporters. Card carrying Obama supporters necessarily ignore all of the horrible disgusting policies implemented by his administration.
Having attended the May Day rally in New York and been gratified that the liberal stench that clung to so many of the earlier OWS events seems to have dissipated, I think there is very little risk of anyone who matters giving a flying fuck what Mother Jones thinks Phase 2 should be.
Occupy and the class struggle to which it has given voice are far from dead. The bullshit call on the whole racket is just starting. The Democrats are in for a rough ride.
YOU dumb asses are in for a rough ride. You think you had to worry about Bush/Cheney? Romney’s advisers are the same Neo-Cons from the Bush/Cheney administration that lied us into war! Republican control of all branches of government will be the closest thing to a police state we’ve ever had. They won’t put-up with protests. They have been privatizing prisons across the country. For Romney and his pals, its PROFIT over PEOPLE. Locking up OWS protesters would be immensely PROFITABLE!
My fellow Democrats, its time to face the facts. OWS does not support Democrats. They have been very clear about that. We can’t rely on them in November. They are not our allies. Its time to stop kissing their asses and start focusing on alternatives.