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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Washington Democrats Offer Tentative Support to the Occupy Seattle Protest

Posted by on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Earlier today I asked a hurried Dwight Pelz, chair of the State Democratic Party, whether he supports the Occupy Seattle protest.

"As I understand it," Pelz said.

Is the state party encouraging all Democrats in the state to get behind the movement?

"Not at this point."

Why?

“It’s happening very fast. We haven’t been contacted. I’m not saying it wouldn’t happen in the future.’

But if you at least tentatively support them, why haven't you done anything to show that support?

"Inertia."

 

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Baconcat 1
Yes we probably could if we read the particulars!
Posted by Baconcat on October 6, 2011 at 3:22 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
WOW!! That's called bold leadership!! Fuck, he's got balls of steel!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM · Report this
Tingleyfeeln 3
They shouldn't get involved as a party. If individual politicians want to stick their necks out (like Bernie Saunders), hell yes, do it. The party aligning themselves this soon would be nothing but a PR move.
Posted by Tingleyfeeln on October 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM · Report this
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you can forget about progressive leadership from the democrats when you can't even get progressive followship.
Posted by philosophy school dropout on October 6, 2011 at 3:55 PM · Report this
ANOPRAX 5
The Democratic Party is part of the problem. We're not going to find real solutions through either of our established parties. They both take wall street money; they're both corrupt and do not speak for the people.
Posted by ANOPRAX on October 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM · Report this
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great messaging, Dwight. Right on par with all Democratic messaging: don't upset the undecideds by supporting your base.
Posted by sarah70 on October 6, 2011 at 4:10 PM · Report this
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@5 is spot on.
Posted by taco_time on October 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM · Report this
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@5 is correct. Both parties are on the take.
Posted by neurospace on October 6, 2011 at 7:34 PM · Report this
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The Democratic Party in Whatcom County is supporting our local demonstration tomorrow, using their email list to promote the solidarity demonstration in Bellingham. I think the state party will come around, especially if local chapters drag them in.
Posted by Subdued Excitement on October 6, 2011 at 9:40 PM · Report this
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Eli, you just can't seem to stop lying for and about the Democrats. Please show me where professional ass sucker Pelz offers any support for the people who are protesting against the corporations and institutions that own his party?
Posted by Zepol on October 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM · Report this

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