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Obama re-election campaign officially co-opts Occupy Wall Street.


CofCC has been telling you all along that the “Occupy movement claims to be anti-corporatist while supporting the one of the most openly corporatist presidents in US history.

Groups involved with the Obama re-election campaign are also among the leaders of the Occupy movement. Now the Obama re-election campaign has officially co-opted the Occupy movement and selected one of their most prominent slogans as an official campaign slogan.

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told media that Obama will be using the “99%” slogan during an upcoming three day re-election bus tour in North Carolina and Virginia.

Here is a list of top sources of contributions to the 2008 Obama election campaign. Many of these same corporations are regular targets of the Occupy movements. Many at the Occupy Wall Street “encampment” have been calling for the arrest of executives for some of these companies. Rosanne Barr called for some of them to be beheaded.

University of California $1,648,685
Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
Harvard University $878,164
Microsoft Corp $852,167
Google Inc $814,540
JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
Citigroup Inc $736,771
Time Warner $624,618
Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
Stanford University $595,716
National Amusements Inc $563,798
WilmerHale LLP $550,668
Columbia University $547,852
Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
UBS AG $532,674
IBM Corp $532,372
General Electric $529,855
US Government $513,308
Morgan Stanley $512,232
Latham & Watkins $503,295