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Forum Post: Occupy is evil b-c no Pres nominee

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 4, 2012, 10:06 p.m. EST by AlienatedVoter6930000001 (8)
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I'm extremely disappointed that Occupy has not nominated someone to vote for President of the USA. I don't like Obama because he is a Democat. I don't like Romey because he is a Republican. I HATE occupy because they have done nothing but get in people's way. Play ball or just die.

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[-] 3 points by JustinDM (251) from Atascadero, CA 2 years ago

look up third partys on your own. Don't expect Occupy to think for you. Occupy isin't one of the corporate sirens singing you to sleep. There are good alternate choices out there, you just have to look. I'm partial to Jill Stein but I like a lot of what Rocky Anderson has to say. If you want to change things your going to have to vote for it.

[-] 2 points by AlienatedVoter6930000001 (8) 2 years ago

Thanks for the replies.

I can't run for President of the U.S. because like most people I don't have good enough public speaking skills.

I decided which 'Third Party' I'll vote for, but the issue is that Occupy has done nothing to change things. They are just a bunch of people getting in the way. I have no problem if the police throw them all in jail for disrupting people's lives. Occupy's failure to nominate a political leader has been political suicide for Occupy.

[-] 2 points by JustinDM (251) from Atascadero, CA 2 years ago

Do not ask what Occupy can do for your country. Ask what you can do for your country.

[-] 2 points by Clicheisking (-210) 2 years ago

OWS has CLEARLY supported Obama.

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[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Actually, its about 1/4 libertarians, 1/4 anarchists who would never plan on voting, and 1/2progressives who are splitting their votes between Obama, Stein and Anderson.

The only thing Occupy has been clear on, in regards to backing the very establishment they are protesting, is absolutely not are we going to make a declaration of support.

[-] 2 points by JustinDM (251) from Atascadero, CA 2 years ago

If all of those siting on the fence would realize that the corporately paid candidates are going toward the same goles, and cast their vote in accordance with there conscience, we could send a message to the United States of America. The people will be heard.

[-] 0 points by Clicheisking (-210) 2 years ago

Might want to ask Zendog and Bensdad and beautiful world etc... About that.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

Id rather go off all the occupiers I have actually met.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

You are free to go and start your own thing instead of being another one of 50 million armchair quarterbacks.

[-] 1 points by Karlin (350) from Nelson, BC 2 years ago

NOBODY can run for President unless you get the nomination from either the Democratic party or the Republican party - and those two parties passed a LAW that says nobody else can run for President.

Its rigged to keep average people from running.

[-] 0 points by AlienatedVoter6930000001 (8) 2 years ago

Yes, no individual can win a U.S. Presidential election. But if a group like Occupy had created a political leader, someone we could send money to and get a real campaign going, soon the candidate would become visible much like Ross Perot did in 1992. When the campaign gets momentum, and a lot of funding from people who believe they can win, the campaign spends billions of dollars on advertising and collect more funding and wins votes. This campaign would create a new politial party or take over one of the existing 'third parties' and make it a first party. Then the 99 percent would have someone to vote for.

[-] 1 points by Karlin (350) from Nelson, BC 2 years ago

You have a point there... it might be possible. Those first parties are pretty tightly controlled but if the public support was all going to an OWS candidate it would be hard to deny them the nomination

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 2 years ago

We don't have leaders so just enjoy the ride!!

[-] 1 points by AlienatedVoter6930000001 (8) 2 years ago

I'm not on the OWS bandwagon.

A year or so ago I thought Occupy would get a campaign going by creating a political leader we could vote for. Occupy got a lot of attention but threw it all away by failing to create a political party or nominate a candidate. If I tried to fund an Occupy protestor, I'd probably get no better results than if I gave money to panhandlers.

If Occupy produced an electable political leader who is against greed, corruption and plutocracy (government by the rich), then people would be willing to provide funds needed for advertising and raising more funds and winning more voters. Advertising will make the candidate visible and get the attention needed to win votes. Occupy did get people's attention but failed to do anything constructive toward running a government or election campaign. Absence of any leader or party, it seems Occupy only wants to riot and maybe do other seditious behaviors. So I will not support Occupy. This will be another year where there is no one for me to campaign for. And this will be another general election where I'll vote for someone other then the Democrat and Republican one percent.

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (5909) 2 years ago

It's not the candidate that's important. It's what the candidate is legally obligated to do that's importatnt http://occupywallst.org/forum/freeda-template/ . OWS could team up with the PIRGs to bring about change regardless of who's in office http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/ but there doesn't seem to be any interest in doing so.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

If #occupy produced an electable political leader, they would be assassinated.

Your naivete is only surpassed by your crap choice of handle.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

Yes Builder. If occupy produced a political leader, it would likely be someone like Malcolm X, and look what happened to him.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Or John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Look what happened to him.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

Yes, except JFK was not a radical like X. X preached radical racial reform, and any occupy leader would likely have to support radical financial and political reform, and I personally believe that if they were gaining strong popular support for that they would be silenced.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

The issue with the former president was reinstating the gold standard to the US dollar.

He knew back then what the oligarchs were attempting.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

Good point.