OWS is a super hit across the country……the 99%ers are out in force keeping the message of greed and corporate run government on the lips of Americans…..the movement has done an excellent job of keeping most instigators marginalized and under control….the movement is the American people….and yet the Dems seem to be hold back in giving their support….why is that?
I know my readers have heard me bitch and moan about the DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) and some may be asking just what the Hell I am referring to when I write. Well let me help….
Their official statement of mission…….
The DLC has long been at the forefront of the reform movement, from welfare reform and fiscal responsibility to national service and charter schools. Today, our nation faces new challenges to turn the economy around and pave the way for future economic growth: creating jobs, expanding trade, and restoring economic confidence; holding down health care costs and making our people and our business climate healthier; generating the energy jobs and innovations of tomorrow; reforming our education system to compete in the global economy; and reforming government to restore fiscal responsibility and deliver results.
While other organizations continue to focus on political messaging, the central mission of the new DLC will be to develop and fight for ideas that can happen and reforms that will work. We will develop practical, far-reaching ideas that address the tough challenges and hard choices that others prefer to ignore. We will work closely with our allies in Congress and the administration to make sure the president’s agenda succeeds. We’re in business to push the envelope and get the job done.
A lovely piece of bovine fecal matter!
Bill Clinton and his gang were closely allied with the DLC and look what we got from them……NAFTA, which made it profitable to move jobs elsewhere and the repeal of Glass/Steagall, which made the recent economic collapse complete…….just two of their many accomplishments that has screwed the American people….and a big Thanx to the corporate puppets hiding in Dem clothing…..
But the most recent DLC crony to come out of the closet is Harold Ford, Jr, an ex-congressman from Tennessee and a political anlyst for MSNBC….during a recent interview he gave us a look into the workings of the DLC……when asked about the Occupy movement he said…..did I mention that he is tied to Bank of America?
Ford dismissed the movement and told Obama and the Democratic Party to “look beyond Occupy.” In Ford’s world, a tax holiday bailout for super rich corporations like his own is in the “best interest of the country”:
FORD: But the posture and the language and the rhetoric has been just too overheated. And to, to Mr. Welch’s point, you can’t, you can’t incentivize the type of things that he–that they incentivized in this bill. Two, you have huge balance sheets on the part of corporate America, meaning they’re making money. You got to incentivize them, as the president has asked, to use that money to stimulate job creation. There’s a way to do it, if you have some certainty around regulations and taxes. And two, you’ve got 1.2, maybe 1.3 trillion sitting overseas. Allow that money to come back. But–
MITCHELL: With Occupy Wall Street, how does he take that posture?
FORD: He’s the president, Andrea. He’s the president.
MITCHELL: He’s caught between two polar opposites.
FORD: We Democrats can’t criticize Republicans for catering to the tea party and not be–and not say to our Democratic Party you got to look beyond Occupy and be willing to do what’s in the best interest of the country.
Now you see why I am so critical about this organization….they do NOT have the country’s best interests at heart….they are nothing move than an extension of corporate America. I was a huge critic of NAFTA and of the repeal of Glass/Steagall and they have done NOTHING to be less despicable in my eyes….
Ford and his gang are trying very hard to divide the OWS …if they are successful then all is lost…….it worked for Nixon and it will work again…..but only if we let them…..DON’T!