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Forum Post: NEWS: Clinton Plan?

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 6:42 p.m. EST by OCCUPYWALLSTREET (3)
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Bill Clinton stated on an interview with a reporter:

"I believe that although young the OWS protest can turn into a very big...force in modern politics. (After asked about the political party the OWS supports he said) I am not sure, for i am, not on Wall street protesting, but i don't think you can pin them as a political stereotype."

Many people question why he supports this, but many support his ideas of were the movement is going.

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[-] 1 points by mvjobless (370) 2 years ago

Don't be fooled, he supports it because he's trying to figure out how the movement can be co-opted for the benefit of the spineless democratic party.

[-] 1 points by JadedGem (895) 2 years ago

The government always plans to infiltrate the fringes of protest groups and incite violence. They control what the mainstream media presents. So I say its time to get a jump on them and infiltrate America. OWS needs to branch out into their communities. Show up at PTA meeting, donate their time in charitable organizations, food pantries, thrift stores, visit their friend's churches. And they need to listen to people, not convince them or sell them, listen. Find out what they are for or against and why. Find out where they are willing to compromise and were they shutdown. Occupy has the potential to be a huge power movement that unites democrats, republicans, conservatives and liberals. Going out into the community and networking and donating time is powerful way to give to the people and get to know the people. Democrats nor republicans can endorse this movement, it serves neither, its beyond that and it needs to rise above that.

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

It sounds like vintage Clinton, typical politician. It doesn't really say he supports OWS. He thinks OWS "can turn into a force". Then throws in a little flattery, "you can't pin them as a political stereotype". It reads more like a non-comment comment.

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 2 years ago

Clinton has dropped various comments as obviously opposed to Obamanation.

What's he saying here is that if you don't engage the political process you're nothing.

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 2 years ago

Also stated by Clinton previously:

“On balance, this can be a positive thing, but they’re going to have to kind of transfer their energies at some point to making some specific suggestions, or bringing in people who know more to try to put the country back to work, because, I dont think that many Americans resent the success of people who make a lot of money fairly earned. I think what bothers people is the country has gotten so much more unequal under the last–over the last 30 years,” President Clinton said.

[-] 0 points by OCCUPYWALLSTREET (3) 2 years ago

what is your response?

[-] -1 points by OLLAG (84) 2 years ago

Stupid the movement is stupid