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Monday, June 18, 2012

Bill Maher on the Occupy movement

Just loved Bill's New Rule about the Occupy Wall Street movement, wherein he said that the left desperately needs a Tea Party-like faction. In other words, we need to get these type of people elected, so there's a cohort in Congress that stakes out a position and won't compromise.  Here's an major excerpt:

. . . Maybe it's time for Occupy Wall Street to actually participate in the American political process

. . . Three years ago, the Tea Party was just a few hundred retired diabetics angry at blacks and gays for making them feel old.  But now, now they have 62 seats in Congress.  
. . . And that's because the Tea Party took it to the next level.  They mobilized.  They put on a nice shirt and their best teeth, and they got out there, and they drafted candidates, registered voters, and did all the stuff that when the left does it, it's called "using the methods of Saul Alinsky." [He basically invented community organizing.]
The Occupy movement could do the same thing for the Democrats.  In fact, we need Occupy to be our Tea Party.  An unwavering bloc that will force things to the left, as relentlessly as a new pair of jeans with a tight inseam.
A solid bloc of far-left intractable Democratic Congressmen, who Obama can point to and say, "You know, I'd love to renew your Bush-era tax cuts, but I have to deal with these crazy motherfuckers."  



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