Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"Occupy" protesters target Iowa Caucuses?

Normally, when you are trying to make an argument, you lay out your facts, show how they hang together, express your strong sentiment, and then let your listener respond. Apparently, not so for the Occupy Wall Street Movement who is threatening to "shut down" the Iowa Caucuses (both Democrat and Republican) unless their demands are met. Those demands remain nebulous.

The plan, Cordaro told CNN, is, “people coming to Iowa, occupying every presidential (candidate’s) office, shutting them down until they start talking real turkey about what’s going on in this country, where the 99 percent of the people who are not benefiting, at the expense of the 1% who are getting away with murder.”
The irony of asking for an expression of the public mood, then threatening to shut down a public forum, is apparently lost on Occupy Iowa.
“It’s ironic that this group would choose to disrupt the most grassroots-oriented process in national politics – the Iowa caucuses,” he said, explaining that that those who volunteer in campaign officers are trying to make a difference in the country’s direction and demonstrating “true grassroots.”
Does the "Occupy" movement really have an agenda and a plan? Or are they just trying to keep the fun going as long as possible, regardless of outcome?

As a moderate with sympathies with their original stated goals (holding people accountable for the market meldown), I am losing patience waiting for an answer.


"Nick" said...

I think this makes it obvious that they really have no end game other than disruption of the normal processes of things.

BH said...

I am really mad too. Our next child is going to cost 99.5% more than our last one did.

Real numbers? My last child cost $570 out of pocket for an out of network hospital.
This child is costing us $14,000 out of pocket!!! That is with an in network hospital and with "FULL" health care coverage from a "great" plan.

This is half a years pay!!! Our nation is broken and I am now broke.