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  •  A plurality never becomes a majority (1+ / 0-)
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    Zornorph

    if it can't win the undecideds.

    Absent, I suppose, getting rid of the undecideds or otherwise taking them otherwise out of the equation, I guess.

    Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

    by zonk on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:40:56 AM PST

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    •  Fortunately, OWS really isn't... (4+ / 0-)

      ...bound by election cycles.

      The conditions and circumstances which together made OWS and the kindred Occupations possible aren't going to go away just because they are "unpopular" at the moment.

      Occupy Wall Street AND K Street!!!!

      by Egalitare on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:27:29 AM PST

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      •  I find that, frankly, more frightening than (3+ / 0-)
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        SwedishJewfish, doroma, auapplemac

        comforting...

        I'm fine with the idea of 2012 not being any sort of promised land -- the next election on the calendar never is -- but if popularity, and by proxy, election cycles don't matter... then what?

        I mean, history is replete with 'revolutions'... and executing the czar is always the easy part.  What happens to those who are neither the czar nor his palace guard, but just aren't interested or perhaps even moderately hostile?

        At the end of the day, it's awfully easy -- in fact, historically, almost automatic -- for such movements to devolve from noble philosophies into blood-stained reprisals and counter-reprisals over whether one's pants are of the proper length and fashion.

        Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

        by zonk on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 10:52:42 AM PST

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        •  I see what you did there - nice strawman! (0+ / 0-)
          •  If popularity doesn't matter (3+ / 0-)
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            SwedishJewfish, doroma, auapplemac

            then explain to me what the point is.

            I'm honestly asking -- if the system needs revisions and we agree that those revisions are largely to rebalance the equations between the haves and have nots... but it doesn't matter whether the have nots agree or not, where does that leave us?

            Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

            by zonk on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:19:22 AM PST

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