The back story that is being missed here is that the DNC did not put one cent towards the recall effort and the “support” Obama offered was one tweet on Monday night, revealing the dedication to maintaining the status quo and corporate corruption of the Democratic Party, always ready to sell out anyone or any cause that is truly progressive in its obsequious pandering to the far right. Add to this their discouragement of a general strike in Madison, the gerrymandering by the Democrats, not the Republicans, of Kucinich’s district aimed at defeating his chances at re-election, and all the caving in to the rightwing extremists in Washington, and it becomes clear they are simply not about any substantive change. So I will hold my applause. We need third party and independents in office to break the two-party stranglehold the Republicans and Democrats have on our broken system.
We DO have other parties, but the Republicrats won’t let them participate in any debates and the corporate-owned media doesn’t cover their campaigns. In addition, we don’t require public financing of campaigns or spending limits. We need at least a plurality so there are more choices or better yet, to do away with all parties so that there would be more choices and candidates would actually have to deal with the issues.
This is an excerpt from a posting on the wallst.org website and is a direct quote. For the full posting click on the link below.
“70% of #OWS Supporters are Politically Independent”
“Posted Oct. 19, 2011, 2:11 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt.”
“Two weeks ago we conducted an anonymous poll on this website to learn more about our visitors. We asked Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán Ph.D, sociologist of the City University of New York to look at the data, which he analyzed to create an original academic paper titled “Mainstream Support for a Mainstream Movement“.
“His analysis shows that the Occupy Wall Street movement is heavily supported by a diverse group of individuals and that “the 99% movement comes from and looks like the 99%.” Among the most telling of his findings is that 70.3% of respondents identified as politically independent.”
“Dr. Cordero-Guzmán’s findings strongly reinforce what we’ve known all along: Occupy Wall Street is a post-political movement representing something far greater than failed party politics. We are a movement of people empowerment, a collective realization that we ourselves have the power to create change from the bottom-up, because we don’t need Wall Street and we don’t need politicians.”