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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:17 PM
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Why not an Occupy Congress political party?
They could highlight that the Tea Party types and for that matter the entire Right Wing is funded by One Percenters against the interests of 99% of US.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:20 PM
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1. I think that sounds like a good idea! nt
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:23 PM
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2. Get on it, dude.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:31 PM
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3. A more functional point of view, imo - why not increase our (D) margins in the Senate and the House?
One we hold, barely, and one is held by Republican obstructionists, Tea Party types and other anti-government representatives to the very government they denounce.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:18 PM
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5. Because a democrat doing republican legislation isn't acceptable.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:33 PM
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7. What do you mean? I don't understand what you are saying.
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PoiBoy Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:12 PM
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4. Occupy the Polls...
..that's how we begin to take back our country and restore our Democracy, IMO...












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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:33 PM
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6. That would be good for congressional seats in which we have one percenter
Democrats or Blue Dog Phony Democrats holding the Democrats' seats. I think they could get some Democratic votes and lots of independents and disillusioned voters who usually stay at home because they have become apathetic.

I would not like to see the party challenge the Congressional seats of truly progressive Democrats.

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Peregrine Donating Member (712 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:03 AM
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8. I have an idea
Why not build a party from the ground-up instead of from the top-down. Elect some school board members, city council, county offices ...
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:14 AM
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9. Why not some Occupy Congress candidates in appropriate Democratic primaries?
A new party has to deal with ballot access. Then it confronts the problem of many of the people it needs to reach: their political involvement is less intense so they don't read DU or attend rallies, but they're with us ideologically, but they also have institutional loyalty to the Democratic Party. However dissatisfied you are, there are millions of them who won't vote for a third party.

The most likely result of an Occupy Congress Party would be, of course, to split the vote and thus enable Tea Partiers to win with 40%.

If you have the votes to win office in the general election as a third-party candidate, then you have the votes to win a primary, even against the opposition of your local Blue Dogs.
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:28 AM
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10. Occupy should run in the Republican primaries.
Then if they poach a seat it's occupy versus dems.
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dreamnightwind Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:25 AM
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12. +1
That's the way to go. It worked for the tea party. Primaries are our friend.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:21 PM
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13. I think the Tea Pottiers have had their moment of fame and what with
their debt ceiling games, all financed by Koch Bros types IMHO, 99% of the electorate are sick of them.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 02:30 AM
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11. #Occupy is post-political. The General Assembly is a form of government, of true democracy.
Let it grow a bit...
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MichaelMcGuire Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 03:44 PM
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14. Maybe...
A true left wing party?
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:01 PM
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15. welcome aboard !
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MichaelMcGuire Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 01:54 AM
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16. Cheers
Looking forward to some discussions.
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