Skip to comments.Occupy the Caucuses Meets to Plan A Week of Protests
Posted on 12/28/2011 1:22:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
DES MOINES, Iowa An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement met Tuesday evening to organize and plan protests in Iowas capitol during the week leading up to the states caucuses next Tuesday.
About 200 people involved in the Occupy the Caucuses movement met in East Des Moines and split up into groups by the GOP candidates they want to occupy this week. Protestors have said they will also camp out outside President Obamas headquarters.
At the beginning of the session, protesters aired grievances that they wanted to raise at the candidates headquarters this week, and then attendees split into groups by candidate. The issues included ending the war in Afghanistan, campaign finance reform and higher education and health care costs, amongst other hot topics.
David Goodner is one of the organizers of the event, and he said protestors will go to the candidate they have the most beef with. Protestors will return to their temporary headquarters in East Des Moines every morning at 10 a.m. this week before they head out to sit outside the offices. Goodner explained its not just candidates office that will be targeted...
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Around here we just call them paulbots.
Yes, why don’t they go support their candidate?
Darcy G. Richardson Candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination
The Obama Administration is a case study in the corrupting influence of Wall Street money in American politics.
The President, after all, is a center-right Democrat whose political career has been awash in Wall Street money. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the President received $37.6 million from the financial services industry between 1998 and 2008 and according to a recent Washington Post analysis has already raised more money from the financial and banking sector in the 2012 election cycle than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate. As of September 30, Obama had raised $15.6 million from the financial sector.
The Presidents administration, moreover, has been one major disappointment after another, beginning with his failure to resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 legislation that could have prevented the financial meltdown in the autumn of 2008.
President Obama also failed to push for cap-and-trade and needlessly saddled the country with a free trade deal with South Korea and similar trade pacts with Colombia and Panama all three of which were championed by the Lords of Finance on Wall Street that will likely result in the closing of additional U.S. manufacturing facilities, leading to even greater levels of unemployment in the United States.
“protesters aired grievances”