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Forum Post: Memo exposes strategy to harm Democrats by undermining Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 21, 2011, 6:05 p.m. EST by cobrasart (1)
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There's a news article by a big time lobby firm on yahoo news that reveals a memo that intends to use the movement to attack the democrats. Below is an excerpt.

Many efforts are afoot to use the "Occupy Wall Street" movement against their Democratic defenders in Washington, but a new memo revealed by MSNBC provides specific details of one attempt at this strategy for all the public to see.

The memo, reported Saturday on MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes," was created by lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford-- home to former aides for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). It outlines an anti-OWS strategy to the firm's clients at o the American Bankers Association. Among other things, the memo suggests the Association pay the firm $850,000 for opposition research on OWS to create negative narratives, while also helping build a case for political figures who want to defend Wall Street.

The memo also plainly stated several arguments that contradict messages coming from the Republican party as a whole-- arguing contrary to GOP leaders, for example, that the OWS movement is a legitimate political threat and shares some similarities with the tea party.

Link to news article


Below is a link to the lobbyist website




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[-] 1 points by slizzo (-96) 12 years ago

this wouldn't be a big deal if the ows movement dragged its lazy ass to washington DC and protested the people who are really responsible, the elected scumbag politicians. wall st types take advantage of the rules the politicians make.

it is pretty obvious this protest will not go where it should because it is a left wing mob and refuses to protest a left wing president and a left wing senate.

[-] 1 points by JohnMarsden (47) 12 years ago

This happened with the Tea Party and republicans as well. Why is this a big deal?

[-] 1 points by cobrasart (1) 12 years ago

I forgot there's a link to the memo in the news article.