Skip to comments.Karl Rove: Democrats Woo The Occupy Wall Street Protestors But Could It Backfire
Posted on 10/13/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At his recent news conference, President Obama praised Occupy Wall Street, saying, "It expresses the frustrations that the American people feel." Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the protesters, saying, "God bless them for their spontaneity." Vice President Joe Biden claimed the protesters had "a lot in common with the Tea Party." And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is circulating a petition seeking 100,000 signers to declare, "I stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests."
The political calculation behind all this is obvious: Democrats hope Occupy Wall Street will boost their party's chances in next year's election as the tea party did for the GOP in 2010. But Democratic leaders are wrong in believing that Occupy Wall Street is the liberal alternative to the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is a middle-class movement of people who want limited government, less spending, less debt, low taxes, and the repeal of ObamaCare. Occupy Wall Street isn't a movement. It's a series of events populated by a weird cast of disaffected characters, ranging from anarchists and anti-Semites to socialists and LaRouchies. What they have in common is an amorphous anger aimed at banks, investors, rich people and bourgeois values.
The Tea Party reveres the Constitution and wants to change laws to restore the country to prosperity. Occupy Wall Street started by occupying a New York City park and then blocked the Brooklyn Bridge, sparking the arrest of hundreds.
The Tea Party files for permits for its rallies and picks up its trash afterwards. Occupy Wall Street tolerates protesters who defecate on police cars, allows the open sale of drugs at protests, and features women walking around rallies topless.
The Tea Party has settled down to democracy's patient, responsible work, either by exerting influence on the Republican Party nomination process or educating Americans....
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I pretty much agree with him (much to my chagrin).
Does this have overtones of Germany in about 1934 ???
Comments about Rove? I would be banned permanently from FR.
I think we need guys like Limbaugh, Savage, Levin, Beck and others to be loudly reminding America that there are a couple hundred million of us who aren’t part of this so called 99%.
There isn’t anyone protesting in my little town or any of a dozen other little towns within 20 miles of here.
Since they have no message people will remember how they behaved and how they ultimately leave their mini woodstock.
I think what’s going to backfire is the Republican’s obsession with the occupiers.
If they were pushing half as hard at fast and furious, solyndra, obamacare, obama’s tax increase, waste/fraud/abuse, troop levels in Afghan, obama’s desire to gut the military, and a host of other items, then there wouldn’t be time for the dems to be talking about a bunch of kids having a lark in the park.
There are too many people in the electorate who like the message of the “99%” and support them.
No matter what, Mr. Obama over the top in 2012.
I will never take this man seriously, ever.
(Though the organizers and supporters are cheap knockoffs of the '60s well-educated, commie pinkos.)
Check out Matt Taibbi on Rolling Stone, Dem Congressmen and women, Doris Kearns Goodwin (who by the way brags that her husband 20 years ago noted the conditions that brought about the occupy demonstrations and wrote a book about it -- and wonders if Taibbi got some of his Rolling Stone article from reading the book. Imus show, 12 Oct. I believe.)
This is real thing! The establishment Lefties are going bananas with joy.
"We want democratic capitalism" said Taibbi or Goodwin, can't remember which said it on the Imus show. They even had Imus so excited he called the Tea Party "tea baggers" and then corrected himself.
The Dems should have left well enough alone, and stayed away from this OWS bunch of covetous losers. They are just obsessed with what other people have.
By increasing the noise level about this, and by identifying with these people, the dems will only hurt themselves as the public eventually figures out what these people are really all about, which is socialism and government control of wages.
I agree. Right now the real burden of the middle class is those who are NOT paying tax. With the upper class paying about 70% of the tax bill, then the problem is the millions upon millions who are paying ZERO and sucking up money big time in the form of entitlements.
It’s time for a renewal of the call for stopping welfare cheats and anyone who games the system.
EVERYONE should pay something toward the cost of government, and social security tax doesn’t do that since it’s returned at a far greater rate than it’s taken....unsustainable.
I don’t know how you tolerate watching the Imus morning show. It’s terrible! I’d rather watch “Morning Joe”, if that tells you how bad it is!
Actually I’m thinking more of a dress rehearsal. They aren’t going to be able to keep it up all winter let alone for a whole year.
I think whats going to backfire is the Republicans obsession with the occupiers.
If they were pushing half as hard at fast and furious, solyndra, obamacare, obamas tax increase, waste/fraud/abuse, troop levels in Afghan, obamas desire to gut the military, and a host of other items, then there wouldnt be time for the dems to be talking about a bunch of kids having a lark in the park.
If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
The Tea Party cannot stand Benedict Rove and Romney.
They and Soros are BEHIND the OWS anarchists.
Just as the “sudden” endorsements for Romney are designed
by Team Romney,
and the attempt to cut off voters’ choices
are due to Team Romney,
and the attacks and dirty tricks on GOP candidates are due
to Team Romney,
Soros and Romney (The GOP’s Obama) are on track.
Apparently either you disagree with Rove's assessment and opinion on this matter, or you are not staying on topic.
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