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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:33 PM
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Buddy Roemer, the Occupy Candidate

Buddy Roemer, the Occupy Candidate

By David Weigel

Longshot, debate-excluded Republican presidential candidate stopped by Washington, D.C.'s branch of the Occupy movement. (Headline for somebody to use: Man Who Wants to Overthrow Obama Spotted at Occupy D.C.) Dressed casually, calling absolutely everyone he met "man," Roemer chatted with any Occupier who was up for it. Many were, even if they didn't immediately know that the guy was running for president.

Of course, a few people knew it. A self-published author named Troy Morgan passed the candidate a copy of his book about "Obamacare."

"No Republican has a better solution for patient-centered health care reform," said Morgan. "That's what I told your campaign manager."

<...>

Amanda Rickard, an activist who'd just arrived from Chantilly, asked Roemer what he'd do to stop the Fed from printing too much money. "I'd fire the board as soon as possible," said Roemer -- after that, diligence. Rickard wanted to know if he'd put the Fed board up for popular election, but Roemer nixed it -- that would risk billionnaires from just buying Fed seats.

more

Interesting!


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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:37 PM
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1. What exactly is it that you find interesting?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:38 PM
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2. The
"What exactly is it that you find interesting?"

...article. Wasn't that clear?


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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:43 PM
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3. No, hence the question. Let me rephrase.
What was it about the article that you found so interesting?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:46 PM
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4. That
"What was it about the article that you found so interesting?"

...would be everything: the title, the point, a Republican embracing the occupy movement, the two people quoted, etc.

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:50 PM
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5. Well, he used to be a Dem
albeit a serious Blue Dog. Looks like he might have come back to his senses.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:59 PM
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8. Well
"Well, he used to be a Dem albeit a serious Blue Dog. Looks like he might have come back to his senses.

...he's running as a Republican, which indicates he hasn't come back to his senses.

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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:51 PM
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6. BTW
what's your opinion?

Any comments, anyone?

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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:59 PM
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7. My opinion is I think this is an excellent sign.
It means the agenda that OWS stands for is being recognized by some as a possible path to a political office. Our political establishment could end up being outflanked and replaced by people willing to advance the OWS agenda instead of fighting it in exchange for corporate donations.

If you sensed incredulity from me it's because Obama's big supporters don't tend to be OWS supporters, and this story seems a backdoor way of repeating the old "criticism of party leaders serves the enemy" line.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:01 PM
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9. True
"Our political establishment could end up being outflanked and replaced by people willing to advance the OWS agenda instead of fighting it in exchange for corporate donations."

...it could, and all will be solved!


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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:05 PM
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10. Nice way of trying to...
Either it is a far left ( read it here) or now a republican thing

Roemer has zero chances btw.

Alas it shows the wide spread series of opinions in OWS.

Oh and since he was NOT endorsed by the GA.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:14 PM
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11. Oh,
"Either it is a far left ( read it here) or now a republican thing"

...it's definitely not a Republican thing.

The interesting thing is that there are signs of a split within the Republican Party.

The RW appears to have issues with Romney.



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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:39 PM
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13. That there are
Whig comes to mind, separate discussion in my mind
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:17 PM
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12. Oh, boy!
:popcorn:


Snoot in a snit!
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