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Occupy, Liberals Can’t Get Together

[*]By Janie Lorber



[/*][*]Roll Call Staff

A planned meeting today between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Occupy Wall Street activists was scuttled late Tuesday after Roll Call inquired about it, highlighting increasing tensions between Democrats and the movement.While Democrats are adopting the movement’s “99 percent” language, they are increasingly retreating from the protesters themselves and their anti-capitalist rhetoric. Some in the party view the Occupy activists — camped out in grubby tent cities around the country — as a potential liability in 2012.

“Democrats should reject Occupy Wall Street as the spokesmen for the 99 percent,” said Kelly Bingel, who served as former Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s (D-Ark.)chief of staff until 2005 and is now a partner

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Added: Dec-14-2011 Occurred On: Dec-14-2011
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  • Too late dumbocrats! You jumped on that bandwagon without really looking where you were going to land, right in the shit!

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    • @marc1921 And according to some, the only people making changes happen. So, kudos to the Dems for doing anything unlike us who waste breath spitting out blah, blah, blah instead of doing anything.

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    • @mistamista If you say so but if we can keep the dems from further destroying our country until we can vote them out next year i'll be happy.

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    • @marc1921 Good luck with that. The Dems have saved, or at least salvaged everything that the GOP tossed out the window with the Anti-Patriot Act. Just remember, the Dems didn't make the Koolaid...but until the Republicans come up with a better option...it's all we've got.

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    • @mistamista I'm a little more concerned about what they are doing to the economny and enlarging the govs role in our daily lives. That other shit can be sorted out after the dems go away next year. Right now it's more of a holding action.

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  • “I think Democrats need to stay away from embracing OWS" -Democratic lobbyist

    Too late. The genie is already out of that bottle.

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  • I think the democrats should embrace and go down and also occupy!! Democrats talk of how they support them..show them please!! I hope the crowds get bigger and they occupy more public parks, produce more trash and human waste, commit crimes, tie up traffic to prevent people from getting anywhere and harm businesses! Please keep it up..at least until November of 2012 when by true action voting (occupying the voting booth) will clean up the White House and Congress.

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  • I doubt there is such a thing as the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Although I've seen more useless things come from congress.

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  • There might be hope for the Democrats after all... I hope they're realizing the true nature of these idiots.

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  • Welcome to the new Democratic Party's youth program better known as the "Fleabaggers Party" formerly known as OWS.

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  • These losers have given me so many laughs over the past months...I will be sad to see them go.

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  • They can DIE together

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    • @-AL- Whatever nutsack.

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    • @deadjihadilol Nibble, nibble, nibble. Enjoy my nutsack. No one hates me as “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ...except for you...'cause you're a fucking idiot...but your Mom can stay. I mean, why not....she's already here...fucking idiots...

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  • bunch of assclowns

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