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Picture Blog 15th October Occupy Wall Sreet Protest in Los Angeles

Judging from the diverse composition of the Occupy Wall Street movement, is it time for politicians to worry?

The Republicans are starting to dismiss and criticize the movement, was it in recognition of the fact that the Tea Party movement will never fit into this movement? Is it a cause for concern for Republicans on how the movement will influence the outcome of the 2012 election? Who should be concerned more, the Republicans or the Democrats? The extent of the influence and effectiveness of the Occupy Wall Street narrative will determine which party will benefit from these developments?
The Tea Party depending on how one looks at it has been co-opted, absorbed, herded or used by the Republicans to forward an almost Libertarian ideology while the Occupy Wall Street movement in contrast has varied agenda supposedly "lacking" a unified or clearly defined agenda. On the other hand perhaps we are looking at all the wrong places in wanting to see a unified message when the frustration while varied as it seem, represents what they see as a broken system. There is no single magic bullet that can cure America's predicament of the widening gap between the rich and the poor because life as we know it is not just a simple black and white but a kaleidoscope of colors.....

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