Corruption most definitely has infected both major parties. It’s naive to think only the Democrats are suffering this malady.
Taken to their logical conclusion the Occupiers are totalitarians, as are their organizers. To be sure, there are large numbers of naive and ignorant useful idiots among them who would not go that far, but they are not the ones directing the operation nor are they in the end anything but dispensible. The Tea Party has limited explicit goals of reducing the footprint of government in our lives.
The Tea Party would like nothing better than to elect a functioning majority of responsible legislators who can be trusted, and then go home. The Occupiers are outliers preparing the battlefield for widespread violent civil disruption of the elections next year. Bank on it.
I'm saddened that you have been on this forum since 1998 and yet don't have a clue what you're talking about.
What you are suggesting would be like saying the Weimar Republic was trying to stay in power by pitting the communists versus the fascists and encouraging street battles.
Your just flat out wrong. The OWS crowd are primarily the same old leftists that are prone to show up at every liberal protest whether it be anti-capitalism, anti-war, anti-energy, etc. They are not our allies or friends, and they believe in taking this country further down the wrong path we are already on. They are our ideological foes, they believe in everything we do not. Are most of these protesters being used? Sure, but not by "the powers that be" in order to keep the people divided. They are being used by more intelligent leftist who direct their movement. The protesters and their leaders are still in ideological agreement, the only difference is the rabble at OWS camps are not bright enough to understand how best to achieve their aims.
The problems we have in this nation are that the OWS crowd have been getting their way for far too long. They call for more government spending and more regulation. That is exactly what has led us to 15 trillion in debt and the crisis we face.
The key to turning this nation around is convincing a larger majority of the American public that conservative governance is the correct path forward. That will involve defeating the OWS types, not foolishly believing they are our allies.
Tell you something else, when Obama said he would veto any attempt to sidestep the deficit reduction requiements it was the first time I ever admired him. To me the debt is the greatest national security threat and rather than not do anything or continue adding to it I’d rather do the agreed to cuts.
False statement, false premise.
OWS hasn't said a single coherent thing since its inception.
What about Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, Ben Bernanke and all their cohorts???
The crisis was entirely political and entirely predictable as well.
I think that question will be answered on election day.
Now that I think about it, I think it's probably both. He can't possibly be that naive.
NetLiberty, just watched this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as5Xq4_TDos&feature=player_embedded today.
Freepers,are we squabbling amount minutia while Rome burns?
A house divided cannot stand.
We do have some common ground with some of the OWS folks. To overlook that only gives power to those that wisely see the division factor. Note the word ‘some’. It is operative here.
When any American, be it Freeper or OWS, is touting freedom from government/corporate corruption we are negligent to not take note and put out a hand for conversation to that individual. Note the word ‘individual’. It is operative here.
So, some American individuals are aware that government/corporate corruption is ruining our Nation while our freedoms are being lost and they want to do something about it all.
God bless them and Godspeed that they unite and do what is right.