Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pelosi's OWS Army Marches Uptown

Occupy Wall Street is moving uptown to the east side. Unions joined protesters in chanting "We are the 99%" as they marched past the Manhattan residences of billionaire David Koch, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. No word on whether they also marched past the home of George Soros.

Well we're movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
Meanwhile, the pretext that these protests are being organized independently of the Democratic Party is growing increasingly thin. The latest is a petition of solidarity being circulated by Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Here is the text of the petition:

Speaker Boehner and Eric Cantor,

As Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters, "The message of the American people is that no longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street…"

It's time for millionaires, billionaires, and Big Oil companies to pay their fair share.
I don't remember anyone electing Nancy Pelosi the leader of the Democratic Party. In fact, I thought some guy named Barack Obama had that job.

If indefinitely occupying cities across the U.S. is Pelosi's plan to take back the U.S. House in 2012, she might want to consider how that might affect the U.S. Senate races the Democrats have to win in 2012. Two of those Democratic Senators from Newbraska and Montana have already joined Republicans in voting not to take up the jobs plan with its poison pill tax on millionaires, billionaires, and big oil companies.

The DCCC set a goal of signing up "100,000 Strong Standing with Occupy Wall Street." So far they have gotten only 38,508. That's not 99% or even 1% but something like 0.01%.

Fish don't fry in the kitchen;
Beans don't burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta tryin'
Just to get up that hill.
Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin wrong with that.

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