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Forum Post: Buddy Roemer, presidential candidate, embraces the Occupy movement.

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 4:55 p.m. EST by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN
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This man, believe it or not, a GOP candidate embraces this movement. He's a republican and the GOP and the media seems to ignore him yet he embraces occupy and seems to stand for what we do. Please give me imput, i like this guy, am i wrong for thinking he's what we're looking for.



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[-] 4 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

Roemer isn't embracing the movement, he is trying to co-opt it. Just like Ron Lawl.

Buddy Roemer on the Issues:

  • Reforming Taxes: top tax rate of 8.5%

  • Balancing the Budget: modify social security and Medicare by slowly raising the eligibility age by one month each year for 24 years

  • Fighting Special Interests: prohibition of registered lobbyists participating in fundraisers

  • Creating Jobs: restore pride in the "Made in America" label, so that consumers have the choice of buying products that help employ their neighbors and encouraging American businesses to buy American

  • Strengthening National Defense: repatriate the production of military equipment

  • Energy: supports additional drilling, expansion of natural gas and nuclear power

  • Reforming Health Care: individuals must be allowed to buy insurance policies across state lines

Go to his website and read it for yourself.

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

I thank you for your imput, your right, seem like a lighter version of the same. Again thanx.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

he addressed these issues way before occupy. enough with the co-opting buzz word for anyone who agrees with OWS.

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

Roemer doesn't agree with OWS - his platform is the exact opposite. Read his positions on the issues, and compare them with the OWS declaration. That's what makes his attempt to co-opt OWS so pathetic.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

Again, enough with the buzz words . he's not trying to "co-opt" OWS. And are you so closed minded you don't even want to hear this guy debate?

[-] 2 points by CrossingtheDivided (357) from Santa Ysabel, CA 12 years ago

Like Ron P.aul, he sounds dynamite on a few key points, and dire on most others. Pretty much the only thing he's good on is getting Big Money out of politics.

Sure, he's better than the current rogues gallery of lying thieves/candidates, but don't be fooled: he hasn't a chance in hey-diddley-ell; and even Sarah Palin has come out "in support" of the Occupy movement. So, can't you smell that fragrance? Eau de Desperation. Ahrg, how I hate cheap perfume.

[-] 2 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

lol i just read about palin and the writer said she might have supported it accidently, hey, she's good for the comedy.

[-] 2 points by aahpat (1407) 12 years ago

As an Independent voter I don't like political parties generally.

SEE: George Washington: "Let me now take a more comprehensive view, & warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the Spirit of Party, generally." http://home.ptd.net/~aahpat/aandc/gw.htm

Roemer is a Republican which makes him a lying thief by nature and declaration. Because to call yourself a Republican is to declare yourself a lying thief.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

That's ridiculous. I typically disagree with Republicans, but to make a blanket statement is sort of the problem - that they can't cross the isle on principal is something we as citizens should not perpetuate. I'm listening to them all just in case.

[-] 1 points by DoodlesWeaver (64) 12 years ago

He should at least be allowed to participate in the debates.

Here is his YouTube channel ...


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

I like Buddy Roemer. I don't like the GOP and I do not agree with his platform.

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

I'm part of a crowd that thinks the only thing worse than a democrat is a republican. Politician that is. This man is different and i'll keep him in mind and see as time goes on.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Me, too. I have no intention of voting for him. However, he was quite refreshing.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

there is no reason for anyone to run as a repelican - they have no credibility.

Consider - they claim there is no global warming

they refuse to end the bush era tax breaks for the one percent, despite some calls for just that by one percenters themselves

they gave us Weapons of Mass Destruction as an excuse to invade Iraq

and they gave us waterboarding

[-] 1 points by buphiloman (840) 12 years ago

Ruddy Boemer is Pon Raul light. The both want you to go away and die alone, so they can enjoy Mai Tais in their gated communities.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 12 years ago

No, he's not like RP. No free market Libertarianism.

[-] 1 points by slessman (1) from Elizabeth, IL 12 years ago

Even if there are candidates out there that support the movement, why doesn't Occupy start campaigning? If the notion floating around the OWS is that everyone is a leader and no one is a leader, then OWS should try and become the leadership that we hope to have in our government. If OWS candidates were to stick to those common goals and objectives that have united so many (though I am well aware that no one shares 100% the same opinions on the subjects) we could at least promote cooperation and negotiation across the aisles. The thinner the party lines the more we can accomplish. The party of the people would be able to embrace the Democratic process, keep greed and corruption out of government, and would be able to serve the majority (AKA--not just its corporate sponsors). What do you think?

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

Agreed, working together for the common good turning around this mess we're in. Sounds good to me.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

Of course I like Buddy Roemer! Of course he doesn't have a chance. Because he makes way too much sense. Can't have any of that on a Republican debate stage! I hope he will be the new OWS leader. And run as a 3rd party candidate. I don't know why he thinks he needs the corrupted Repelican party in the first place. I think he only did that on the outside chance he could get into the debates. And after the primary, he'll go 3rd party, at least I'm hoping. I hope he stays in it as long as possible to help to move the debate. And I will continue to contribute.

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

Thanx april, the above comment has me looker a little more but he does seem different for repubs.

[-] 1 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 12 years ago

Yes, He sounds pretty good compared to most others. Especially on trade policy.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 12 years ago

If he belongs to the D/R, he will be neglected. He must run outside the duopoly to be his own man.

[-] 0 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

We have time to see if he's sincere about what this movement is about. I will watch him carefully. I dont trust politicians anyway but maybe some will join this movement for real.

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

I honestly don't understand how someone gets into the debate. A 15 percent poll approval? Do you know?

[-] 1 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

He definitely is quite different from the rest and embracing for some time now this movement. No wonder repub's and the media is trying to hide em.

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago


I at least want to hear him in a debate. Donated 5 dollars.

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

So much for getting money out of politics ...

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

individuals should be allowed up to 100. not corps and unions any amount. are you joking?

[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

You can do whatever you want with your money. Putting it in the hands of a self-serving politician - especially one whose platform is pretty much the antithesis of OWS - is counterproductive.

Cut taxes on the rich, no single-payer health insurance, no end to the wars, etc. The difference between Roemer and a pail of shit is the pail.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

It's not the antithesis - that's a pail of shit. I want the guy to be able to get into the debates. I have no idea who I will vote for, but if he needs cash to get the word out for 15 percent in polls, I'll donate five bucks to hear his thoughts. the way things are going, we're going to end up with a Rep Pres. I'd like to hear them all.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

The way things are going, it's not going to make any difference who we end up with as president. Hope and Change were Bush III's advertising slogans.

While I agree with you about debates, I disagree that there are any or have been any since 1987 when the League of Women Voters stopped sponsoring them in protest.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

I still want to hear from them all. I'm not giving up on voting, nor my faith in there being honest people out there willing to serve. I may not agree with them on all issues, but I know they exist.

[-] -1 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 12 years ago

Yes you are wrong for embracing him. Supporting a republicrat it supporting the status quo.

[-] -1 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

I sort of love this guy. He was a conservative dem when governor of La. why won't they let him participate in the debates? because he doesn't have enough corporate financial backing! roemer is the best alternative I've seen if voting outside of your party. how can we get him into the debates?

[-] 3 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 12 years ago

Seems like the repubs are trying to hide him, guess they dont like somme of his ideals

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

he needs more money to participate. that sucks! see above link.