Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 12, 2011, 12:07 p.m. EST by subversive1
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I think that many Occupy Wall St supporters are missing a MAJOR concept in the strategy to regain control of the country from the 1% - and this is what they are the most TERRIFIED about - WE CAN ALL STILL VOTE!!!!!!!
So what I mean by Occupy Congress is this: Let's get some "independent" leaders that actually want to serve the public to actually RUN FOR CONGRESS. If we truly are the 99%, then we can VOTE THEM INTO CONGRESS.
That's still the beauty of America. We can VOTE. That's how we elected President Obama. But he can't accomplish anything by himself. We put him in a very tough position by not electing capable people to Congress to support his attempt to clean up the government and Wall St.
To anyone that has lost faith in Obama over the past couple of years, UNDERSTAND THIS - He is a figurehead with extremely limited power. Without the support of Congress, he has basically no control over anything that's going on in America.
He has to tapdance around every issue just so that he can get re-elected. He's privy to information that we couldn't dream of, and he must act accordingly in order to keep his position and keep the country safe.
BUT, IF WE ELECT A HOUSE AND SENATE FULL OF TRUE AMERICAN LEADERS TO SUPPORT HIM, THEN CHANGE REALLY IS POSSIBLE!!!
So we need to start thinking farther ahead than just being disruptive to big business and standing around protesting. We have a great community going here full of smart people with new ideas about how to fix some of the problems facing our country. Let's identify them and get them elected so we can truly OCCUPY CONGRESS!!!!!