Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 9:06 a.m. EST by aahpat
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Like it or not Occupy Wall Street is having a positive material impact on the 2012 elections.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart did a great segment with Larry Wilmore deconstructing some racist and elitist assertions by Newt Gingrich "The Newt Gingrich Poverty Code': http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-december-13-2011/newt-gingrich-s-poverty-code?xrs=share_copy
They missed the most important aspect of the Gingrich bullshit; the fact that Newt Gingrich and the Republicans are starting to defensively address poverty issues.
This is entirely because Occupy Wall Street is pushing American poverty and unemployment issues onto the front burner of American political discourse.
So too with the GOP taking credit today for passing the extension of the payroll tax credit. They held it up until they could take credit for it. This is a clear win for OWS because the Republicans are running scared about being considered anti middle-class and callous toward Americans oppressed by poverty.
Occupy Wall Street IS having an impact on America's political discourse.