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Forum Post: Does OWS support Obama Yes or No?

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 5, 2011, 6:07 p.m. EST by DemocratPRO (0)
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Does OWS support Obama Yes or No?

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[-] 2 points by nikka (228) 2 years ago

Obama is the biggest beneficiary of Wall Street donations. And its biggest benefactor.

So, no.

[-] 2 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Well I am very supportive of OWS but I would rather vomit and roll around in it than vote for Obama again!

[-] 2 points by MortgagedTent (121) 2 years ago

How about asking the question "Does Obama support OWS Yes or No?"

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

I suspect that a substantial minority of OWS activists will probably vote for Obama, though not work for him, ring door bells for him, etc. I don't think support for Obama would ever reach consensus at OWS or even a bare majority if OWS worked on bare majorities.

[-] 1 points by rayl (1007) 2 years ago

ows doesn't follow leaders. how many times must this be repeated? this is something new, wait and see.

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 2 years ago

What politicians wont' tell you, but all should know a few basic things:

  1. Independent Human Rights investigation of Obama and NATO crimes against humanity in Libya. Obama gave orders to bomb without congressional approval: http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/10/11/sarkozy-cameron-obama-al-thani-and-the-suffering-of-the-children-of-sirte/

2 Fact check: Romney vs Obama: who lies more? -- quite similar. http://www.factcheck.org/barack-obama/ http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/

  1. Top 20 recipients of Wall Street Funds: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=M&sortorder=U Historically, which party receives more from Wall Street? http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=A&sortorder=U

  2. Noam Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex: http://chomsky.info/talks/20110407.htm

  3. Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhEBCWMe44

  4. Noam Chomsky on why Obama is worse than Bush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mA4HYTO790 and Obama's imperilstic policies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiwAFIgGCkQ

7.republicans were in power at one point and Democrats were in full power just recently---the difference? Obama's budget for the military was higher than that of Bush's:

Is it better to give allegiance to Caesar whether it be Romney/Obama OR your children. Two parties for two audiences, but same policies--each telling their own audience to demonize the other party, and thus get off free from bearing any responsibility or accountability.

[-] 1 points by Teacher (469) 2 years ago

no. This is not about any candidate or party. If they represented the people then OWS would not be needed

[-] 1 points by seeker (242) 2 years ago

OWS seems to support his ideals..well this forum rules does.Just don't mention Ron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdRA04iIFtI

[-] 1 points by metoo (18) 2 years ago

DemocratPRO,

Why is that important for you to know? Does the Koch brothers support OWS? Do any of the Republican Presidential want-a-bees support OWS?

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

A silly question, in a way, given that the movement is made up of individuals.

[-] 1 points by yasminec001 (584) 2 years ago

OWS is full of individual leaders. You must look to these individuals for your answers, not the group as a whole.

[-] 0 points by Alexman011 (3) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Well, I honestly only support him because he is the lesser of the two evils...he has shown lately he doesn't have a strong back bone, and he will give in to the needs of corporations if he can get something out of it. It seems that during the time of count down to default there was the assumption that Obama didn't push the red button because he feared it would look like he was abusing his power as a president (in other words he was afraid to look bad for his campaign for re-election). And as far as I could see, the OWS movement is not swayed by any party. Their goal is not to have X president in office, but rather to hold anyone and everyone that is in office accountable for any wrong doing (or something like that).

[-] 1 points by jjpatrick (195) 2 years ago

What politicians wont' tell you, but all should know a few basic things:

  1. Independent Human Rights investigation of Obama and NATO crimes against humanity in Libya. Obama gave orders to bomb without congressional approval: http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/10/11/sarkozy-cameron-obama-al-thani-and-the-suffering-of-the-children-of-sirte/

2 Fact check: Romney vs Obama: who lies more? -- quite similar. http://www.factcheck.org/barack-obama/ http://www.factcheck.org/tag/mitt-romney/

  1. Top 20 recipients of Wall Street Funds: http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=M&sortorder=U Historically, which party receives more from Wall Street? http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/summary.php?ind=F07&cycle=All&recipdetail=A&sortorder=U

  2. Noam Chomsky on the State-Corporate Complex: http://chomsky.info/talks/20110407.htm

  3. Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhEBCWMe44

  4. Noam Chomsky on why Obama is worse than Bush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mA4HYTO790 and Obama's imperilstic policies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiwAFIgGCkQ

7.republicans were in power at one point and Democrats were in full power just recently---the difference? Obama's budget for the military was higher than that of Bush's:

Is it better to give allegiance to Caesar whether it be Romney/Obama OR your children. Two parties for two audiences, but same policies--each telling their own audience to demonize the other party, and thus get off free from bearing any responsibility or accountability.

[-] 0 points by OWSRFools2 (0) 2 years ago

Yes