Skip to comments.Pathetically Lame Wall Street Protests Showcase Dire Circumstances for Left
Posted on 10/12/2011 11:12:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Have you seen any pictures of the Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan? The Upper East Side, where they're supposedly marching in front of financial executives' homes? You will not see any pictures of the crowd because the crowd was smaller than the number of media covering them. I was really disappointed. I was saddened by the turnout for the millionaires march on the Upper East Side. There weren't even hundreds of them up there. I mean, even if you use Million Man Math, there wasn't enough up there to outnumber the media. In fact, I saw one picture taken from the street shooting up the side of a tall building, and there's one sign -- one protest sign -- in the picture, and they marched right past George Soros' building and they didn't stop at George Soros' building.
They went to some hedge fund guy name is Paulsen. They went to his building, and this guy came out and said something. He had a reaction to them, which I'll share with you as the program unfolds. It was basically about how the top 1% are paying 40% of all the taxes. It is clear the more these people are interviewed... I've got an audio sound bite coming up. There's a guy who wants a college education -- wants something -- and does he have it, and is depressed and thinks that means the American dream is dead. Because he wants it and doesn't have it, that means the American dream is over -- and these people down there that make up the protests, they are the product of something. They are the sum total of what they've been told, what they've been educated, how they've been informed.
These people, as ignorant as they are and as few in number as they are, by the way -- it really is a small bunch of people; and the media is doing everything it can to build 'em up and make 'em look huge. They're so jealous of the Tea Party, they want this thing to be bigger than the Tea Party, and it isn't, and it can't be. It is dire for the left right now. The circumstances that they face, they are truly dire, which is another thing that stokes me for the opportunity that we have for such a striking contrast of what we have to offer this country, which has so much in common with a majority of people in this country.
The left is really flailing away. They've got nothing. Obama can't even pack a 200-person hall in Pittsburgh. Obama is yesterday's news. He can't run on his record. All he can do (and which he's going to do) is run on the total destruction of his opponents, opposition research and all of that.
RUSH: I mentioned mere moments ago a Wall Street protestor being interviewed and he was upset. He wanted a college education, he wanted his tuition. If he didn't have his tuition, America sucked. If somebody wasn't paying his tuition then there's no American dream. Charles W. Cook from National Review went down there with a microphone. He wanted to talk to people on the protest march and find out just who they are. What do they think? What's got 'em all agitated? We have two sound bites.
First question, Mr. Cook talking to the unidentified protestor, says, "Your sign, tell me about your sign."
PROTESTER: It just says, "Throw me a bone, pay my tuition."
PROTESTER: Why? Because I think these billionaires are getting a lot of money just out of greed. You know, they're exploiting people, the underclass, like lower-class people, middle-class people.
COOK: How do they do that?
PROTESTER: How do they do that. Just through -- well, I guess it has to do with the government as well. For example, we get taxed more than they do.
COOK: That's not true.
PROTESTER: It's not true?
RUSH: It's not true. "That's not true?" And then the reporter says, "Well, why should anybody pay for your college tuition? Well, why should anybody, but you, pay for your college tuition?"
PROTESTER: It's just my opinion.
COOK: I know, but I mean give me the reason for it. I mean, I'd quite like a new car. Should that be paid for?
PROTESTER: Your car?
PROTESTER: No. I mean it's whatever. People can say whatever they want.
COOK: Of course you can say what you want, but I'm asking why that in particular, like --
PROTESTER: Just because it's what I want.
COOK: But, I mean, you can't just have everything you want paid for, surely --
PROTESTER: No, but I can put it out there, I can say what I want, so that's what I think.
COOK: Okay. That's fine. But I mean from my perspective what you've done is you've basically written stuff you want on a sign like a Christmas list, and then you're holding it in the air.
PROTESTER: Yeah. Why not?
RUSH: Yeah, why not? "Why not? I want it." "Well, you just can't have anything you want paid for, surely." No, but I can put it out there, I can say what I want. Yeah. That's what I think. Yeah." "From my perspective what you've done is you've basically written stuff you want on a sign like a Christmas list and you're holding it in the air." "Yeah, why not?" But the point is, this worthless little kid is running down there trying to get involved in a protest. He has no clue. He proudly tells the world he has no clue about anything, just that it isn't right out there. "Wall Street and the government, the billionaires, they're exploiting everybody, taking money away," but he can't explain how, gotta involve the government somehow. He wants his tuition paid for but somehow draws the line, "No, I don't think somebody else should buy my car." "Why, what's the difference?" "It's my list, it's what I want."
But the point is he's down there protesting somebody's not paying his tuition, and therefore America is not America anymore. Well, we can laugh about it, and we do. But I take it further. Who did this guy hang around growing up? Where does he get this idea? Where does he get the notion? I mean I know the answer to this. It's a rhetorical question. Where does he get the idea somebody else ought to pay for what he wants? Democrat Party. American liberalism. Pure and simple. And who's out there exploiting this kind of abject ignorance? Barack Obama and the whole Democrat Party.
It’s understandable why Obama wants this group’s vote; they’re just plain stupid, for all their college degrees and such. Can’t even make change working a cash register....
It may be easy to say, well, they're making their bed, let them lie in it. But I have grandchildren who aren't like that. They'll end up in the same disaster as these people are creating. It really hurts to see this happen.
They might get a better turnout if they passed out bong hits on the Upper East Side as freely as they passed them out on Wall Street. Just sayin’
If the unions are going to blow their entire campaign war chest on the publicity stunts, there is that much less they have to put into actual political campaigns.
When your opponents are making fools of themselves and bankrupting themselves, get out of their way.
The reality is that these people are old news. They aren't smart or modern. They are just lazy and greedy.
It makes me sick to think that my kids will be working their tails off to support these punks.
We are here
We are here
For the Head
For the Head
Of the billionaire
Of the billionaire
Who collapsed the Economy
Who Collapsed the Economy
Of Many countries
Of Many countries
Around the World
Around the World
By Using Currency manipulation
By Using Currency manipulation
I would love to see a Tea Party member lead these drones into this chant and tape it and send the tape for Tides or The Open Society Institute.
Maybe Soros would think twice about funding these rubes if he realized how easily the rank and file could be turned on him.
The leftist media is reporting on these punks as though they were a well-defined political movement. I have to give them credit for keeping a straight face while telling such a ridiculous fantasy.
Looks like the Rats have hitched their wagon to a bus that the wheels are falling off. Typical.
The truly greedy ones are those who think they’re entitled to have somebody else pay their way through life.
The morons claim to represent 99% of america. I would say they are a few decimals short of a percentage. Try .00099%. Whats more pathetic than watching these winers, who after this protest is over, will be back on the corner asking people for change, is watching the socialist frauds in the MSM and the democrat party falling all over themselves trying to act like they support this behavior thinking this a winning issue for them in 2012. I can say without a doubt 2012 will be the biggest democrat defeat in the history of elections and obama will not even run.
We became a superpower with our children being taught in one-room schoolhouses and are falling into third-world status while spending a king’s ransom on each & every pupil. How can that be?
Homeschoolers - these are the people who are several orders of magnitude above 90% of the poor bastards going through the “public education” system,
they are the ones who can, though small in numbers, have a huge impact.
1 Chronicles 12:32
men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;
Unfortunately, they’re going to be like the poor 100 IQ guy in “Idiocracy”.
For the most part, they’re nothing but the newest generation of lazy, smelly hippies. End of story.
it is being reported only 50 showed up for Occupy DC.
the union must be running out of payola for the “volunteers”
I tell my kids all the time they will have to be prepared to leave this country someday. There may not be anywhere to run to but its looking more and more like the United States is going to be the epi-center of hell on wheels socialism.
This is also why you see many of them wanting "the rich" paying off their college loans.
Even Imus has occasionally caught himself saying "tea baggers" when referring to the Tea Party but corrected the reference.
This morning's left love-in with Imus were Doris Kearns Goodwin and Rolling Stones Matt Taibbi.
I remember 1960s. I've labeled these demonstrators as cheap knockoffs of the 1960s who are being used by the organizers.
Example, the draft resisters burned their draft cards.. when are the demonstrators going the start burning their student loans? Carter excused the draft resisters.. these kids today can easily get an OK from Obama. Let's see some action, people!
The organizers are pretty good repeats of the 1960s marxist-alinsky campus spoiled brats, however.
Interesting aside, Doris Kearns Goodwin all but accused Taibbi (but not directly, they were not on at the same time) of stealing her husbands ideas. It seems that her husband wrote a book 20 years ago describing the Left's unhappiness with the financial matters -- when Imus told her of Taibbi's article expressing similar opinions she wondered if Taibbi had read her husband's book.
I love these idiots protesting against capitalism and carrying signs and symbols glorifying communism.
A lawyer carrying a sign saying her $200K in student loans should be paid off as her “bail out”. What these idiots don’t understand is that under communism the state would tell her what her occupation would be and how much she will earn doing it. So they would pay her way through college but TELL HER what her course of study would be.
Course, they would never understand that aspect of it.
This a.m. in front of where I work, the union drones brought out the inflatable rat because somebody had hired non-union workers. I said to the “protesters”, DO YOU HAVE AN INFLATABLE DOLL THAT SIZE? Same looney idiots with a sense of entitlement. And we pay for it.
Sean Hannity did a phone interview with one of them on his radio show yesterday. 37 year-old woman, with an 8 year-old child...living off unemployment and student loans. Was touting her 3.8 "ish" undergrad GPA from Columbia, as if it were supposed to automatically qualify her for something. She just thought someone should pay for her college education--"just because" they should.
As a lifetime nyc resident I checked Wall Street myself today at 9am.I walked from the Staten Island Ferry up Broadway to Zuccotti Park.No sign of any demonstrators all the way up to Trinity Church and Wall Steet. All I saw were New YORkers busily going to work and tourists.A few blocks north of Wall Street is a tiny non-greenZuccotti Park.In this park were about 150 ‘poor souls’ mostly 20 year olds looking for someone to talk to in the slight drizzle.I walked at my leisure through the tiny park. I haD MY COFFEE AND COULD HAVE SNACKED PEACEFULLY WITH MY FAMILY IN THIS PARK’ There was no threat and only about a normal half dozen police.
I went back down Broadway to Wall Street.I walked unimpeded along the sidewalk. No demonstrators and a few police.The only unusal sign was that the police had the middle of Wall Street roped off.
This Wall Street event is another success of the MEDIA Propaganda.You would thik a few hundred lost souls was larger than a 100,000 pro-life marchers in Washington.The whole area including Zuccotti Park is quite clean.The Media are just trying to cause trouble.
“Last night I started re-reading Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital.” “
I was thinking of doing that too. I read it once probably 20 yrs ago, but I could use a refresher within the context of today’s situation.
She's right - someone SHOULD pay for her education: HER!!!! "Just because" she was the one who ran up the bill!