Now running on the Occupation Party ticket…

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The Occupation Party, a party, in Times Square last month.
The Occupation Party, a party, in Times Square last month.
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Tonight on the show we’re taking a look at the history, tortured and otherwise, of third parties in the United States. This week we’ve seen signs from two Republican candidates that they might be up for it (Buddy Roemer, who tells us he’s going for it; and Jon Huntsman, who won’t rule it out).

Meanwhile, fresh off the Internets, The 99-Percenters is pitching a third party for the Occupy Movement. You might remember that the name “Occupy Party” has sort of been taken by a spammy site with a stock image formerly used by Newt Gingrich. The 99-Percenters writer has a different idea – “the Occupation Party.”

Imagine that, instead of Quan, Bloomberg, and the rest, we voted in our OWN mayors, our OWN governors, our OWN senators, and yes, our OWN president, and by OUR, I mean the 99percent, the Occupiers, the good, honest people in this country.

We have the opportunity to do something unprecedented. We have Occupiers in not only most if not all major cities, but also in foreign countries. We have the chance to start an international OCCUPATION party that has the potential to make changes not just in our country, but in the world….

America is and has always been a country which stresses hard work and the ‘dream’ that if you just work hard enough, you can do anything. The term “occupation” is something associated with ones job, ones work, what one does for a living, and yet, also has enough of a semblance to “OCCUPY” to indicate that the Occupy Movement is our root, is where we come from and what we support.

The hashtag for this one is #timetoparty. For now it’s a mix of people passing around this post, people suggesting Occupy get-togethers, and people celebrating the end of the workday. For now.

Now running on the Occupation Party ticket...

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