Astroturfed “Grassroots” Occupy To Occupy Congress?

So they say

(Washington Post) One of the enduring questions about Occupy Wall Street has been this: Can the energy unleashed by the movement be leveraged behind a concrete political agenda and push for change that will constitute a meaningful challenge to the inequality and excessive Wall Street influence highlighted by the protests?

A coalition of labor and progressive groups is about to unveil its answer to that question. Get ready for “Occupy Congress.”

The coalition — which includes unions like SEIU and CWA and groups like the Center for Community Change — is currently working on a plan to bus thousands of protesters from across the country to Washington, where they will congregate around the Capitol from December 5-9, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry tells me in an interview.

Lest you think they are going to protest their lords and masters in the Democrat Party, who were in charge of Congress when the economy melted down, have controlled the White House since 2009, and still control the Senate, having lost the control of the House in January 2011, think again

One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.

“The reason we’re targeting Republicans is because this is about jobs,” she said. “The Republicans’ insistence that no revenue can be put on the table is the reason we’re not creating jobs in this country. We want to draw a stark contrast between a party that wants to scapegoat immigrants, attack public workers, and protect the rich, versus a president who has been saying he wants America to get back to work and that everybody should pay their fair share.”

So, pretty much the same old whines wrapped up with a different name. I wouldn’t be surprised if information comes to light that shows coordination between the unions and the DNC, Obama Admin., or both.

Hey, Washingtonians, get your winter weather gear together, because you just know the Gore Effect will be in play. At least this might keep the vandalism, destruction, violence, and the other typical left wing behavior at a dull roar.

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