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Forum Post: Thank You #OWS (?) For The Obama Win??? (Reposted Comments from HBO 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Forum: 'Occupy Wall Street')

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 11, 2012, 3:17 a.m. EST by KevinPotts (368)
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(Concerning Rainy's Michael Moore comment post, thanking Occupy (?) for the re-election of Obama?)

"Thank you, Occupy :-)

"Finally, thanks must be given to the Occupy movement who, a year ago, set the tone of this election year by getting everyone to talk about the 1% vs. 99%. It inspired Obama and his campaign to realize that there was a huge popular sentiment against what the wealthy have done to the country (...)" (quoting Michael Moore)

Rainy, that statement is so full of shit that it would take an emergency room Ex-Lax / Anal-Suppository / Enema-therapy-session to rectify, an Army of professional plumbers wearing Bio-Hazard / Radioactive Hazmat suits left over from the Fukushima nuclear disaster to unclog the pipes, 303 Million cans of super-strength-concentrated Lysol just to disinfect the immediate area and 61,683,851 cans of Advanced Oder Eliminator Febreze Air Freshener (of various refreshing scents ranging from Glistening Alpine all the way to Mediterranean Lavender) just to get rid of the stink :-)


"Kevin, Occupy DID get those numbers, "1%", and, "99%", front -and-center and kept them there. It helped." -Dawn

Dawn, it helped to raise awareness of just how much the 1% are actually screwing us over and how much The Rest of Us are actually getting screwed. It helped to raise awareness that we live in a plutocracy (a fake democracy) and a rigged 2party system that works against us -that democrats and republicans are both owned and controlled like puppets by the moneyed interests of the Top 1%. It helped to raise awareness that our demockracy has been hijacked by the wealthy elite -that our government Does Not Represent Us and that Obama and most democrats (as well as republicans) are a huge part of that -and they are just as guilty as the-money-puppet-masters who own them and pull their strings. They are also just as guilty as the Dangerously Retarded, duped, party-loyal voters who keep voting for them, who keep them firmly in power, unchecked, without any accountability and without any resistance to their anti-human, anti-American, anti-99% behavior whatsoever. OWS helped to wake people up to all of this. You fell asleep at the movie theater and We Woke You Up!, to help you! -to help this country! -to let you know that the building is on fire! and it's time to go!, but yet you just sit there, dumbfounded and in denial, like this can't possibly be happening and you refuse to leave!, determined to see the rest of the movie to the very end, choking on the smoke and trying to hold your breath, while the theater burns!

Rage Against The Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire


Thanking OWS for the re-election of Obama is like thanking ME! -for the re-election of Obama...you're full of shit :-)

"(...) What inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement a year ago was a spontaneous protest against not only President Obama but also the Democratic Party for its lack of real effort to stem the right-wing tide. The Democrats did not rush to the OWS defense, although some operatives tried to jump in front of the parade and steer it into the usual liberal blind alley. (They did not succeed!) Voters have expressed a wish for just the opposite policy than the Democrats' rightward turn, but the American political system excludes third parties, not being based on proportional representation as in Europe. (...)"

The Meaning of Obama's Win / By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them by MICHAEL HUDSON


"This morning, many wake up feeling giddy because they have managed to accomplish something together. As in every four years, they have once again (said) "I do" to their own rapist."

"American democracy is like a restaurant with only two items on the menu, and no matter which one you order, ass or pachyderm, you're served a toxic and bloody mess. Dissatisfied, you must wait four years to order again, only to receive, once more, a toxic and bloody mess. Bon appetit!"


"When most of the progressive gliterrati, from The Nation, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Moore to Rebecca Solnit and Bill McKibben, turned tail and began frantically urging their readers to swallow their bile and support Obama, CounterPunch stood firm. And we've paid a savage price. We've lost big donors. We've lost subscribers. We've been rejected by liberal foundations. But we didn't back down. We've never backed down. And you can count on us not to back down now that Obama and his neoliberal claque are returning for another four years of budget cuts, bailouts and kill lists.(...)"www.CounterPunch.Org

HBO 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Forum: 'Occupy Wall Street' http://www.hbo.com/#/real-time-with-bill-maher/talk/forums/item.html/eNo1yDEOwiAUANAQEhK9grM1bp9PxTp0MHVWr4DwUZIC0aLR0ZvL4vSSNx-4jWd+X7+Co7xPZvyUYIecCr3LKo-uX2dzpaOJNGNMfBeP5HqpFG6kamyOkVKZTt5PVHponsH1umu12kK7xIMH9BUpCSoXZ1UFAFHutOuQSDDBfpN6J8Q=



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[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 6 years ago

OWS inspired Obama? Yeah, sure it did. Dems and repubs need to say the magic numbers - 1% and 99%.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 6 years ago

Good Post

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

the democrats rushed into the arms of the republican talking bipartisan

A Chorus Line Original (1975 Broadway Cast) - 6. Nothing

[-] 2 points by KevinPotts (368) 6 years ago

right! lol....i mean..left!....left-right-left, you're in the army now! lol Salute the flag and keep marching off the cliff America...We don't need no stinking representation lol

Great link, great song, very appropriate "...the feeling that This BullShit was Absuuurd!" :-)

Speaking of bipartisanship, the GOP and the democrats have been working together against The American People and The World like Tag-Team WWF Wrestling Champions for how long now? This country and our so called government has been ruled by the wealthy-class-elite since it was founded upon slavery, genocide and the oppression of "lesser" people under the false-flag of "freedom", "liberty", "independance" and fake "demockracy". The Founding Fathers had some really good ideas but they never implimented those ideas themselves and we still haven't implimented them yet to this day. What do I think about Freedom?, Liberty?, Independance? and Democracy? What do I think about A Government that is Of The People?, By The People?, For The People? What do I think about A Government That Actually Serves The Actual People of The Actual Country It Was Established To Self-Govern? What do I think about A Government That Works Hard Every Day With A Devoted Passion For The Best Interests And For The Well-Being Of We The People? -For The Life, Liberty and Happiness of ALL OF US -THE PEOPLE? I think it would be a very good idea :-)

The only solution is WorldRevolution

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[-] 1 points by KevinPotts (368) 6 years ago

"(...) Livening up the period between the old Congress and the old president and the new Congress and the new president is a brewing Washington crisis we've been hearing about for months on end and that's already back in the headlines. It's the fiscal cliff...(..)"

"(...) Imagine, in fact, a wrestler who has put himself in a fearsome hammerlock and is now railing against his fate and his own arms, pleading for outside help or mercy. This largely fake crisis whipped up into a froth of warnings out of far deeper problems is going to keep the pundits and headliners busy indeed for the next two months. So expect the news, punditry, and governmental equivalents of screams of pain, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments. (...)" http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175615/tomgram:_kramer_and_hellman,_it's_the_politics,_stupid/#more

I speak often of America marching off a cliff, but it's never "this largely fake crisis whipped up into a froth of warnings out of far deeper problems" "fiscal" cliff that I hear the pundits talking about. The cliff that I speak of and refer to is that of our "far deeper problems" that are never talked about and are always ignored and buried under an avalanche of confusion and distraction from the root cause, preventing us from seeing the forest for the trees. The politicians and the economists and the so called "experts" and "analysts" and the pundits and the talking heads and the MSM talk endlessly and forever about symptoms of the disease, but never of the disease itself or of the cure. Because if they did they would be out of "a job", which says something deeply disturbing in of itself about "their job". We keep marching toward a cliff alright, but in many ways and for too many of us, we have already been pushed off the cliff and here we lay mangled, choking up blood and dying at the bottom of it. And as we look up, we see others falling, pushing each other off the cliff and then jumping off the cliff voluntarily themselves, and as we watch them fall (destined to crash-land on top of us) we can hear them complaining in mid-flight about the national debt, about why "its so important" to always "vote" for republicans and for democrats and at the same time proclaiming loudly (with a deluded fervor of arrogance and exceptionalism) about how "We live in The Best Country in The Wor....".

-Kevin Potts

[-] 1 points by KevinPotts (368) 6 years ago

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