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Forum Post: Is Occupy Wall Street Influencing the 2012 Election on Economic Issues?

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 9, 2012, 3:44 p.m. EST by liberetardism (7)
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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (21572) 2 years ago

Yes, of course it is. Here's an excerpt from an article in today's NY Times:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/the-occupy-movement-may-be-in-retreat-but-its-ideas-are-advancing/

"A little bit of thought-exercise here. If there were no Occupy Wall Street, do you think the Democratic incumbent would be channeling his inner Teddy Roosevelt and going after Wall Street? His handlers have steered him away from mentioning the movement by name, but several pages of Occupy’s hymnal are now part of his political oratory. Back in December, the president was already heading down a path that many would argue was first cleared by the Occupy protesters in a speech that was billed as his mission statement for the coming general election, and which contained this passage:

I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, and when everyone plays by the same rules. Those aren’t Democratic or Republican values; 1 percent values or 99 percent values. They’re American values, and we have to reclaim them."
[-] 1 points by liberetardism (7) 2 years ago

thanks for replying

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

Obviously. The movement has accomplished it's main goal- it has put the focus on income inequality. The job isn't over yet though, and it will keep marching until every corrupt politician and criminal banker is dragged from office and thrown in jail.

[-] 1 points by liberetardism (7) 2 years ago

you bet

[-] -1 points by EndTheFED (65) 2 years ago

no cause you can't say anything about the election or they will ban you.. you might be able to talk about OBOMA, but if you say RP then you get banned (for sure)