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  •  Here's why, in the nutshell: (0+ / 0-)
    so why should they spend political capital on it?

    The Democratic Party used to stand for the same issues that OWS are trying to draw attention to.

    We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

    by gooderservice on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 07:56:41 AM PST

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    •  they still do (0+ / 0-)

      However, there are many peripheral things (such as the anarchists who decided to co-opt the protests), tent rapes, drug use, etc that may not be the fault of OWS but will be painted by the media as part of OWS... understand? No politician who wants to get re-elected would ever muddy themselves with that baggage.

      •  If a politician doesn't see that for what it was, (0+ / 0-)

        they shouldn't run for office.

        We delivered. They failed us. We have moved on. (h/t to my good friend)

        by gooderservice on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 08:27:07 AM PST

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        •  It has nothing to do (0+ / 0-)

          with how the politician sees it. It has everything to do with how it is portrayed in the media and portrayed by their opponents... it's exactly why I am glad that Obama hasn't waded in more than just giving recognition to the general sentiment of OWS.

          Btw... I was just asked to sit on the Communications Committee for the 9th district of NC. There is a reason for that.

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