A Liberal critique of OWS

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    The person who wrote this makes sense. The OWS group is about things that should be anathema to every liberal in existence.

    Protests And Power: Should Liberals Support Occupy Wall Street? | The New Republic
     
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    Yeah.....this is a YUPPIE, alright.

    It's all-about-the-BUCK$, for them.....always HAS been.

    Well......


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    "Right here, YUPPIES!!!"
     
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    Love the Abbie Hoffman picture, Shaman. I remember when I was a young man working at Beardsley's in Northampton, Ma. There was a large protest taking place at the court house across the street that I checked out before work. I don't remember the specifics because quite frankly there were so many protests back then it's hard to keep track of them. At this particular protest Abbie Hoffman was the featured speaker, whipping the crowd up with rhetoric about standing up to the Man and all that good Power to the People stuff. What I always found fascinating was what took place afterwards. I went to work waiting tables and guess who was one of my customers at that very pricey French bistro? Sure enough...it was Abbie himself...having a nice gourmet meal and paying for it with...drum roll please...his American Express gold card. I always got a chuckle whenever I saw Hoffman talking about the "establishment" when I knew what he was carrying in his wallet. By the way, for a champion of the "little guy" Abbie was a shabby tipper.
     
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    It's like I've been saying, it consists of a small group of good ideas surrounded by a majority of people that like to show up when a crowd forms.

    It's the group element most are attracted to, not a complex understanding of the issues.
     
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    But Nancy Pelosi says, "God bless them! Bless her peapickin' little heart.
     
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    .....And, THIS TIME, the Hard-Hats.....

     
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    And??????? So some vets agree that too much money influences government.

    Most of us do.

    Maybe you guys should give your demands to the porta potties. Im sure the lawmakers will feel the heat.
     
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    Good to see Quantum finally realizes that liberals are capitalist. Maybe this will stop him from claiming otherwise...not.
     
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    Liberals are capitalist. Leftists...not so much.
     
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    Liberal and leftist are interchangeable around here
     

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