By Carole on Oct 9, 2011
Some high profile Democrats are expressing support for the Occupy Wall Street protest and members of the mainstream media have been quick to compare it to the tea party movement. But when Republican members of Congress adopted the tea party cause, they were rewarded on the campaign trail and at the ballot box. Will the Wall Street Occupiers reward their congressional supporters with the same kind of hard work within the system?
Over the past few days, Representative John Lewis (D-Georgia) visited the rally in Atlanta "to lend my support and to encourage the people because I support their efforts all across America." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced that she supports "the message to the establishment, whether it's Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen." And in his latest news conference even President Barack Obama sympathized with the occupiers saying they are "giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works."
But are they prepared to give voice to intelligible arguments in favor of legitimate candidates who will further a positive agenda for the country? Will they give money and time to the campaigns of these politicians who are supporting their movement? Will they even show up on Election Day to vote?
Or will they have moved on to the next trendy cause by then?
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