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Next up: `Occupy Congress’
Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2011 | Greg (Obama Shill) Sargent

Posted on 11/18/2011 3:51:46 PM PST by Qbert

One of the enduring questions about Occupy Wall Street has been this: Can the energy unleashed by the movement be leveraged behind a concrete political agenda and push for change that will constitute a meaningful challenge to the inequality and excessive Wall Street influence highlighted by the protests?

A coalition of labor and progressive groups is about to unveil its answer to that question. Get ready for “Occupy Congress.”

The coalition — which includes unions like SEIU and CWA and groups like the Center for Community Change — is currently working on a plan to bus thousands of protesters from across the country to Washington, where they will congregate around the Capitol from December 5-9, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry tells me in an interview.

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One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.

“We’re taking about it as an effort to take back the Capitol,” Henry says. “It would be great if we could build pressure that goes beyond the jobs act.”

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“The reason we’re targeting Republicans is because this is about jobs,” she said. “The Republicans’ insistence that no revenue can be put on the table is the reason we’re not creating jobs in this country. We want to draw a stark contrast between a party that wants to scapegoat immigrants, attack public workers, and protect the rich, versus a president who has been saying he wants America to get back to work and that everybody should pay their fair share.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: astroturf; occupycongress; occupywallstreet; unions
The circus is coming to town.
1 posted on 11/18/2011 3:51:54 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

More proof, if you needed it, that this ain’t no grass roots movement. There are millions and millions going into this from the hard left.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 3:53:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Qbert

And the Liberals would pay THEIR fare share exactly when?


3 posted on 11/18/2011 3:54:31 PM PST by SkyDancer ('If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate ")
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To: Qbert

Hey, maybe Boehner can walk around outside with the gavel and laugh at them like Nazi P.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 3:55:44 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Qbert

If there would be anything that would make the average
ciizen dispise these twerps, it would be seeing them
mucking up the Capital for a couple months.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 3:58:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Qbert
Can hardly wait for them to try and do the crap they've been doing actually in the halls and on the floors of Congress -— pass the pop corn. LOL
6 posted on 11/18/2011 3:58:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Qbert
we’re targeting Republicans

Please make it chrystal clear you are only targeting Republicans. We want the country to place the blame for your idiotic antics squarely on the Democrats, where it belongs.

7 posted on 11/18/2011 3:58:22 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Qbert

What do you mean these yahoos already occupy the White House?


8 posted on 11/18/2011 4:00:33 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Qbert

The circus is coming to town.

it already is ,this would be the second act


9 posted on 11/18/2011 4:01:26 PM PST by molson209
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To: Adder

“It would be great if we could build pressure that goes beyond the jobs act.”

It would be even better if the ‘Swiss Cheese riddled” bodies of the vermin rot on the capitol steps!


10 posted on 11/18/2011 4:02:47 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Qbert

Well they have the correct target.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 4:04:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: molson209

Which way to the protest ?

Follow your nose.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 4:04:19 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Qbert
The Republicans’ insistence that no revenue can be put on the table is the reason we’re not creating jobs in this country

So much stupidity packed into so few words.

13 posted on 11/18/2011 4:05:49 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: SandRat

If anything goes down we know who’s ultimately responsible this time: Mr. “I’m looking for somebody’s a$$ to kick”, “bring a gun if they bring a knife”, “get in their faces and argue with them, and “punish your enemies” guy...


14 posted on 11/18/2011 4:07:04 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

....do I even live on the same planet as my fellow countrymen anymore? :(:(:(:(:(


15 posted on 11/18/2011 4:08:05 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Qbert

How did they find out - who told em - that republican quislings will wet their huggies in a spirited attempt to see who can be the first to reach across the aisle?

Lol. You go girls! Pass the popcorn!


16 posted on 11/18/2011 4:08:54 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Qbert

“One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.”
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So what they are REALLY saying is they will “occupy the Republican side of Congress” and not Congress as a whole. And more generally, they will “occupy” conservatism and the founding principles of America.

I get it - a leftist, commie protest.

I am certain this will make major headlines in all the papers and news shows (JUST LIKE THE TEA PARTY PROTEST DID A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO /s).


17 posted on 11/18/2011 4:09:17 PM PST by Yooper4Life (They all lie.)
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To: Qbert
Cynthia McKinney suprised Pictures, Images and Photos

Good luck with that.

18 posted on 11/18/2011 4:14:26 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: outhousepatrol

It would be even better if the Republicans forcefully ennunciated WHY more revenue is equal to more WASTE.

And how government does not create jobs.
And and and...

They cannot let the thugs control the narrative.


19 posted on 11/18/2011 4:14:28 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Qbert

Time to start a movement called “The New Pinkertons.”


20 posted on 11/18/2011 4:14:45 PM PST by wideawake
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To: GeronL

The “children’ who are out there sleeping in Zuccotti Park are the Left’s “useful idiots”.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 4:16:51 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Qbert

Another excuse for the labor union thugs to blame everything on Republican control of Congress!


22 posted on 11/18/2011 4:17:11 PM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: SandRat

“Can hardly wait for them to try and do the crap they’ve been doing actually in the halls and on the floors of Congress -— pass the pop corn. LOL “

That reflecting pool on the mall will make a mighty big crapper.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 4:18:41 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

Remember Wisconsin


24 posted on 11/18/2011 4:19:18 PM PST by Judith Anne (For rhe sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.)
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To: All

Let me get this straight.

We pay federal taxes, they don’t pay any federal taxes.

And we still don’t pay our “fair share”?


25 posted on 11/18/2011 4:20:01 PM PST by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: Adder

“It would be even better if the Republicans forcefully ennunciated WHY more revenue is equal to more WASTE.”

Or if they demonstrated how “more revenue” through tax hikes always winds up being dramatically less revenue than expected, in reality.


26 posted on 11/18/2011 4:21:00 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: All
I think I know what they want

sign at Occupy San Francisco Oct 16 2011.

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27 posted on 11/18/2011 4:24:58 PM PST by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: Qbert

I think it’s time for the Americans in the TEA Party to “occupy” the occupies. We are going to have to fight for our country sooner or later. We might as well get the dance started.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 4:27:42 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Qbert
I think the organizers of OWS (obama was stupid) thought that they would just have to start the sit in and it would grow like the demonstrations in the 60s and like Tea Party did. They must be terribly disappointed. I think the Conservatives next move should be take over and occupy the Senate.
29 posted on 11/18/2011 4:42:44 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Qbert

30 posted on 11/18/2011 5:06:07 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Qbert

Absolutely.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 5:24:56 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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32 posted on 11/18/2011 5:53:21 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: zipper

No pony?


33 posted on 11/18/2011 5:58:47 PM PST by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Adder

Adder said:
Hey, maybe Boehner can walk around outside with the gavel and laugh at them like Nazi P.
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But remember Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis claiming they were spat upon and called the N-word? Maybe the OWS crowd will not disappoint and live up to their past history and the congresscritters might even find themselves sh-t upon! Just remember, the Libs and DemoCraps love and fully endorse these degenerates!


34 posted on 11/18/2011 6:02:06 PM PST by navydad
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To: Adder

Boehner is a useless idiot. IMO


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To: zipper
"Second Bill of Rights?"

Actually, these 6 items are a first "Bill of Entitlements."

Mark

37 posted on 11/18/2011 6:45:58 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Adder
Hey, maybe Boehner can walk around outside with the gavel and laugh at them like Nazi P

Are you kidding?

Confronted with a mob like this, the GOP leadership will cower in the corner.

Boehner and McConnell will disappear from public view. Asked for comment by the Sunday shows, they will agree that the mob has a point and they will plead for time to create a "bi-partisan response".

There is nothing wrong with the conservative movement -- except that it has no effective representation in Washington.

38 posted on 11/18/2011 7:08:48 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Qbert

Conservatives will legitimately occupy congress after the 2012 elections.


39 posted on 11/18/2011 7:14:32 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Qbert

It will be interesting to see which sitting Members of Congress stand with them, address them on the Capitol steps. Too bad it’s not yet an election year. Hopefully they come back early next Fall.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 7:23:39 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Adder
Apparently the GOPers love to keep their heads down and not provide any leadership.

Take Thaddeus McCotter for example. He could be out daily taking Zer0 and the 'rats to task.

41 posted on 11/19/2011 5:59:45 AM PST by Paladin2
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