October 12, 2011

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY STAND FOR, BUT WE'RE WITH THEM!:

Democrats Try Wary Embrace of the Protests (ERIC LICHTBLAU, 10/10/11, NY Times)

Leading Democratic figures, including party fund-raisers and a top ally of President Obama, are embracing the spread of the anti-Wall Street protests in a clear sign that members of the Democratic establishment see the movement as a way to align disenchanted Americans with their party.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party's powerful House fund-raising arm, is circulating a petition seeking 100,000 party supporters to declare that "I stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests." [...]

But while some Democrats see the movement as providing a political boost, the party's alignment with the eclectic mix of protesters makes others nervous.

Not that the party could be doing much worse, but have they really been reduced to standing for an "eclectic mix"?



MORE:
Meet the Occupants (Tracey Samuelson, Oct 2, 2011, New York)

How old are you?
Under 20: 10
20-29: 50
30-39: 15
40-49: 9
Over 50: 2 [...]


Rank yourself on the following Scale of Liberalism:.
Not liberal at all: 6
Liberal but fairly mainstream (i.e., Barack Obama): 3
Strongly liberal (i.e., Paul Krugman): 12
Fed up with Democrats, believe country needs overhaul (i.e., Ralph Nader): 41
Convinced the U.S. government is no better than, say, Al Qaeda (i.e., Noam Chomsky): 34

Posted by at October 12, 2011 9:17 PM
  

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