Kevin Zeese, who leads the Washington, D.C., phalanx of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread across the nation, doesn’t want Democrats staking claim to the movement.
If Democrats become involved, it “could corrupt this movement,” Zeese told CNSNews.com
. “If they co-opted this movement, that would be like what the Republicans did to the tea party. We don’t want to see that happen.”
Zeese, an anti-war activist and marijuana advocate who was the Maryland Green Party’s nominee for a U.S. Senate seat during the 2006 election, also said the liberal "Rebuild the Dream" movement, which focuses on homeownership and jobs, among other issues, is “the wrong approach” because its main mission is to elect more Democrats.
Leading Rebuild the Dream is Van Jones, the Obama administration's former green jobs czar who resigned after it was revealed that his name had appeared on a petition from 911Truth.org that suggested the Bush administration may have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen.
Jones recently praised the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, CNSNews noted.
“Help the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Jones told a crowd at the liberal Center for American Progress Friday. “When people speak truth to power, that takes courage. I admire these young people so much.”
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