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    If it's true that united we stand and divided we fall, America will come crashing down should Mitt Romney be elected president. He's already declared half the citizenry worthless, and said that as president, he'll concern himself only with the others. All those deemed unworthy of Romney's attention are low- and middle-income Americans, people who, unlike Romney himself, had no rich father's shoulders to stand on. These are the people who most need a friend in the White House. Romney promises the back of his hand.
    • Oct 10, 2012
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Re: “For Obama

Wow.... someone in ARKANSAS actually wrote this? I am not the only person in this god-forsaken state that actually can look and see what this election is about? As Mel Brooks said "Don't you know that man is a Ni_ ?".
Seriously, folks.... you vote Romney and the republican party into power and you have screwed us ALL for what could be a very long time. Anybody who cant see that needs to take the blinders off and seriously ask themselves .... "What will Mendacious Mitt and Lyin' Ryan actually DO once in office?"

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Posted by Douglas on 10/21/2012 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Koch heads routed in Jonesboro

Howdy all.
I am that "young man" that everybody is talking about. Actually, I am 47, married, with 2 kids.
To begin with, the you tube video was slightly edited, not everything that happened was put on I see. I was not intoxicated, as I have seen someone post. I do want to admit that earlier, before this filmed part, I did interrupt a speech with a question. I think I might have been better received if I had not done that, but I dont know. I sometimes get impulsive, as my wife would tell you, and I wanted a discussion, not a speech.
I do want to point out a few things that got my attention. First of all, it seemed strange to me that for a "grassroots" movement, they can afford to be quite generous with money. There was several handlers there that were sporting very nifty T-shirts with slogans, and they were apparently able to hand out more shirts to people in the crowd. They also were quite generous buying everybody a meal. Finally, that was a very nifty "bus" they were driving around, looking pretty new and sharp with the "americans for prosperity" slogan painted on the side. I wish we who are doing "Occupy Wall Street" could afford the same.
Secondly, I was trying to actually talk with the people there. I had one very long and interesting chat with a history teacher there. I found out that everybody there was invited, unlike me and a few others, so many there already had some pretty extreme views and as such were not going to listen to reasoning. I agreed with them in one respect, that government was broken and full of corruption. But when I tried to go beyond that, to question as to who all was doing the corrupting, that is where communications failed. It was actually very interesting to see the faces of the handlers as soon as I mentioned the Koch Brothers. Seems that there are many capitalists who are the problem, but the Kochs are unsullied.
Thirdly, and let me be clear here, I was there as a free citizen. I was not there at the time representing the OWS movement, and everything I said there was my own opinion. I had accidently drifted into that crowd to be honest, as I was very interested in what they had to say. I had never been to a tea party rally before. Except for a few very obnoxious people, I was able to converse and be heard. It was not like I was expecting it, but then I guess that goes to show to never give in to prejudiced feelings before you look for the truth. It is my hope that my actions will not cause others to be prejudiced toward Occupy Wall Street, as there are many people there of different stripes. I admit to being somewhat liberal, but I have friends in the OWS movement who are communists, and some who are conservatives.
Anyway, thank you for reading this, and I am interested in responses or questions about the incident.

Posted by Douglas Kruse on 10/25/2011 at 12:01 AM


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