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Forum Post: Looks like Status Quo vs. Status Quo in 2012

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 3, 2012, 11:29 p.m. EST by Rico (3027)
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Ironically, I'm relieved by the results of the Iowa caucuses.

It could have been much worse.

We could have had a nut-case running against Obama but got a moderate instead.

At least now, things may not get too much worse !

Great. I'm now hoping our future doesn't suck too bad.

Which do you prefer? The Status Quo or the Status Quo ?



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[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 6 years ago

Bozo vs. Smiley Face

[-] 2 points by Rico (3027) 6 years ago

LOL ! The Battle of the Clowns ! I like it.

[-] 1 points by zymergy (236) 6 years ago

But we might be able to do something about Congress as Aahpat recommends in a post this evening. How many OWS supporters are there in the U.S. today and who are also reading this website for news and guidance? Can they be induced to vote to remove a large number of Congressional incumbents?

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 6 years ago

Yes. Think globally, act locally. It's time I turned some attention to my opinions at the Congressional (and State) level.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 6 years ago

Absolutely. Cleaning out Congress is just as important as electing the next President, if not more so.

[-] 1 points by zymergy (236) 6 years ago

It seems that education has always been an important element of the OWS movement. Action, in the form of protest has been the second leg. Upon these two legs, much has been accomplished.

Surely, voting at all levels of government must be a third leg. The fourth? Well, for motion at least, three legs are not too efficient. At any configuration however, here are five steps, gathered from the comments and posts of others in this FORUM, that we could (should) take to intervene as a group of citizens who are concerned with the diffuse and deep corruption in Congress:

First, the use of social media, such as this FORUM, which depends not on money, but on participation, can get information out much more effectively than expensive broadcast advertising such as radio, TV, and direct mailings. We have more power here than we realize. We must encourage all of our friends and family to actively participate in this social media. Turn no one away, for what people will do in private (as in the voting booth) is often opposite to their public appearance.

Second, we can coordinate our votes in advance just like the major political parties do, to forward candidates for the general elections.

Third, we must of course vote, and that is a very personal act. One may vote for an OWS candidate, or for a Democratic candidate, or for a Republican, or Green, or whatever, but by abstaining from the vote we will give up a very important piece of our power.

Fourth, one must monitor, encourage, and/or badger one's elected representatives, while they are in office, toward actions and legislation of which one approves.

Fifth and finally, we have to repeat the five steps all over again to protect and improve the results that each person wants.