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NY Times, Less Visible Occupy Movement Looks for Staying Power:

Six months after the Occupy movement first used protests and encampments to turn the nation’s attention to economic inequality, the movement needs to find new ways to gain attention or it will most likely fade to the edges of the political discourse, according to supporters and critics.

“They have fewer people, and it’s not a new story anymore that there were people protesting in the streets or sleeping in parks,” said Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress [waj note – former Obama campaign senior staffer], a liberal organization that has strong ties to top Democrats and has encouraged the protests. “They need to think of new ways to garner attention and connect with people around the country.”

James Taranto reacts:


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“…the movement needs to find new ways to gain attention or it will most likely fade to the edges of the political discourse, according to supporters and critics.”

Boat. Sailed.

The NYT needs to be beaten carefully with a clue-bat.

LukeHandCool | April 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

If you’ve seen the latest video, they’ve gone from pooping on police cars to throwing buckets of human excrement and urine in bank lobbies. This should be used in Republican campaign videos.

I like James Taranto, but I disagree with him here and think it’s good for Republicans if the OWS freak show continues. The staunch Democrats I work with couldn’t stand the OWS crowd camped out across the street on the city hall lawn across the street from our office.

If these Dems can’t stand them, how do independents feel about them?

And how are independents going to feel about Al Sharpton, Toure, and the other MSNBC and “civil rights” demagogues stirring the racial resentment pot in Obama’s promised post-racial era of hope and change? Easy and necessary potential Sister Soulijah moment for the One who loves teachable moments … but he seems to be leading from way behind on this one again.

Although I admire her writing at times, I find Peggy Noonan to be a little creepy. The fact that she now finds Obama creepy gives me hope.

Just some random thoughts strung together … and, I’m starting to feel good about the Republicans’ chances this November.

    Ragspierre in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    “I…think it’s good for Republicans if the OWS freak show continues.”

    OH, yah…!!!!

    Law and order resonates with most people, really. NOBODY likes anarchists and liars…which is what you have generally with OWS.

    janitor in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    … and, I’m starting to feel good about the Republicans’ chances this November.

    Yes. And if the Supreme Court puts down Obamacare, I’ll also feel worlds better about the Romney prospect.

    Milwaukee in reply to LukeHandCool. | April 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    While I think Newt has the best ideas, and loathe the idea of Romney as the nominee or President, our current beloved leader is making Mitt look better all the time. How pathetic is that?

    My worry is that Mitt, who has never ever apologized for MittCare, will make 0bamaCare work just to show what a good idea it was. Please don’t!

“They need to think of new ways to garner attention …”

Just that one statement right there says all you need to know about OWS. They have no goals, no practical plans for addressing any issues in the real world, no electoral strategy, no engagement at all with anything tangible that would be a positive step toward correcting what they see as the problem.

If they have no media coverage, they cease to exist. The media coverage itself is the entire point. They have no other, and never did.

Your philosopher queen needs you, Occupy. Come to Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren is in a competitive Senate race and you can show the voters what she is all about.

huskers-for-palin | April 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

As to the Occupy movement, it reminds me of a quote from a Sith Lord on Star WARS (The Old Republic video game)….

“There’s no price to peace so fork over the credits and don’t stop until I say so!!!”

Remember, Obama said he would not criticize Wall Street during his campaign for re-election.

Elitist liberals must throw Occupy Wall Street under the bus, Obama needs Wall Street cash to get elected.

Would it be in bad taste to name my new 70 foot yacht “OccupyH2O”?

OWS was never relevant because their priorities were skewed. Unless they wanted a revolution, they should have first addressed fundamental corruption sponsored by authoritarian interests. The Tea Party initiated this exposure and they were met with overwhelming resistance from individuals and cooperatives which opposed the necessary correction.

In any case, once fundamental corruption is addressed, then corruption in the exception (in the private sector) is addressed as guilt is established. That’s the proper course for justice to run in a civilized society. In a society where people are motivated to avoid a widespread physical conflict. I believe The Declaration of Independence spoke on precisely this topic.

So does this mean the Occupy Wall Street movement “crashed” under Neera Tanden’s watch as president of CAP?

WOW. You all are celebrating a bit too early. SEIU and many unions have been holding classes on OWS for the upcoming summer, Soros and the original coordinators have been caught on tape saying they are escalating it and THE ULSTERMAN REPORT has reported heavily on the chaos of upcoming OWS violence plays to the White House strategy.

I WISH it was over – but no way this is over as the same engineers are still actively recruiting and planning to go the way of their OTHER events worldwide. Last video at ..

I have an idea for a science fiction movie that combines OWS and 2001–A Space Odyssey.

Plot outline: after an evening of public defecation, wanton raping, destruction of property, and non-rhythmic drum banging, the occupiers fall into a drug-induced coma. When they awake, they find a large, black, shiny obelisk on the lawn at Zucotti Park.

Shocked, the occupiers approach, believing the obelisk to be a gift from Eric Holder to satisfy their public urination needs. As they approach, they instead fall to their knees in rapture. One occupier rises to take a wizz against the strange block, but he stops before he can unzip. Instead, he walks to a fast food restaurant across the street and uses the men’s room.

Over the coming weeks, even stranger behavior is reported. The occupiers all become toilet trained. Instead of raping young women, they instead go on dinner and movie dates. Some even get part time jobs and use the money that they earn to pay back the city and property owners for some of the damage they caused.

The black blocks continue land at OWS sites: LA, Chicago, Vancouver, Houston. Star child causes the evolution of occupiers to 1%-ers.