Nov 14th, 2011
I might be more sympathetic to Moyer's position were it less likely that the Occupation would be co-opted under such a scenario. This is what happened to the original, grassroots Tea Party movement. Complicated times lie ahead.
"I don't think Occupy Wall Street will have the influence they want unless they do what the tea party did and take over the nominating process. Unless they do, they will never have the satisfaction that they want and that the civil rights movement, say, had back in the 1950s and '60s. These people are not going to have long-ranging effect unless they have a party to act on their interests. They need to become a political movement instead of a grievance committee."