Skip to comments.President Obama - The Original Occupy Wall Streeter?
Posted on 02/29/2012 3:33:32 PM PST by Starman417
Now that the Occupy Wall Street movement is dying down and shifting from creating mass group therapy sessions and breeding grounds for crime to its main goal of getting President Obama re-elected, it dawned on me that the president shares a very disturbing trait with the occupiers. And no, it's not a love for playing hackey sack while avoiding personal hygiene.
One of the things that the occupiers notably avoided was any kind of specific demands, save for the occasional mention of Glass-Steagal. Most of their "demands" could just be summed up as "Dude, give us money." The specific demands that they gave were easily torn apart for their unrealistic selfishness - these links summarize it pretty well. And that is actually the heart of the problem with the OWS movement, and with the left itself. They're big on ideas, but good luck pressing them to actually craft the details to make them work.
Don't believe me? Take the issue of Global Warming, Climate Change, or as we used to call it when I was younger, "weather." Lefties love calling for drastic changes to our lives, heavy government intrusion, and of course, a massive regressive tax that would hurt the world's poorest people. Granted, putting more people into poverty so they can become dependent on the government would be a win-win for lefties, but that is neither here nor there at the moment. So how do they justify this? Any good leftie will bombard you with studies proving beyond all doubt that the crisis is real and we must immediately take drastic action. Until of course, you get to the details. For example, take the simple questions that I had inadvertently plagiarized from Wizbang's former writer Jay Tea a while back. For example, one would ask questions such as, "What is that actual temperature you want to achieve, or what is that rate of change that we need to sustain?" Or his second question that goes along the lines of, "One of the means of proving a scientific theory is true is disproving the theories that show it to be false. What would convince you that Global Warming theory is not correct?" I've posed this question to a number of lefties, and am yet to get an answer. Yes, they will respond at length but they'll never give details beyond some vague "slowing the rate of change". And unlike lefties, I don't hate the poor enough to want to punish them over something that doesn't have concrete evidence to support it.
This is why the occupiers are railing against this proverbial 1% that's supposedly destroying the country. I'm not sure how, since we members of the 99% willing bought gasoline from them, accepted student loans and mortgages from them, purchased cars, clothing, vacations, and food willingly and without coercion. Oh, that's right - they're not paying their "fair share" of taxes.
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Obama is the original occupy the White House.
The Community Organizer knows how to push the Occupy Movement to distract attention from what he is doing behind the curtain.
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