Don't get me wrong: I love the Occupy Movement and I think Bill Maher can definitely be a bit of dick, but I also think he has a point - one that we progressives need to listen to.
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Three years ago, the Tea Party was just a few hundred retired diabetics angry at blacks and gays for making them feel old. But now, now they have 62 seats in Congress. And before John Boehner makes any decision, he first has to go outside to the National Mall, and ask the former mental patient dressed as George Washington for permission.
And that's because the Tea Party took it to the next level. They mobilized. They put on a nice shirt and their best teeth... (audience laughter), and they got out there, and they drafted candidates, registered voters, and did all the stuff that when the left does it, it's called "using the methods of Saul Alinsky".
The Occupy movement could do the same thing for the Democrats. In fact, we need Occupy to be our Tea Party. An unwavering bloc that will force things to the left, as relentlessly as a new pair of jeans with a tight inseam.
A solid bloc of far-left intractable Democratic Congressmen, who Obama can point to and say, "You know, I'd love to renew your Bush-era tax cuts, but I have to deal with these crazy motherfuckers."