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.
Karl Rove should avoid using the word “backfire.”
Hahahaha! Can you imagine sleeping in those bags with those dogs who have been running around in that park among the urine, feces and garbage all day, with no bath. I’m not sure whether I like the term Fleabaggers or Trashbaggers better.
As for Rove’s article, he’s become so irrelevant to me since his shenanigans with Christine O’Donnel, I barely read him anymore.
The democrats aligning themselves with this motley crew when they refused to even recognize the Tea Party as legitimate, I think, wil show Americans and Obama’s arse to all get out.
I don’t even see how any Americans have any respect for the democratic party anymore. And I think the democrats are starting to feel it. And the more dangerous they are going to get.
I agree with you.
Correction, bad edit...
The democrats aligning themselves with this motley crew when they refused to even recognize the Tea Party as legitimate, I think, wil show Americans the DNC’s and Obamas arse to all get out.
Due to Rove's own behavior, many have developed Pavlovian conditioning to associate anything Rove with the term "Turd Blossom."
Imus, in my opinion, looks to me like a warmed over cadaver with a Charlie McCarthy hang jaw. Makes about as much sense too.
Let’s see now. The topic is the viability of the Occupation tactic and all you can contribute is six non sequiturs of Romney. You’re really a caricature you know.
Isn't there a parcel of land where ass clowns may be ass clowns and commune with nature while leaving the rest of us unmolested by their amoral ideas and behavior?
11 AM? OWS malcontents don’t start crawling out of bed (or sleeping bag) until noon.
It is essentially the same show over and over, day after day, month after month. . . virtual "rebroadcasts", hour-to-hour even, except for the guests.
But I do kind of like them having a good time..
though Imus claims his name-calling is just for comedy I am convinced that he despises conservative women in politics.
So when he starts in on Palin ("stupid and a dimwit") and Bachmann ("not stupid but despicable and wrong about everything") I turn it off until the start of the next hour. The quotes are not exact but close. BTW, he does have conservative women friends in the media like Laura Ingraham -- and his wife is said to be conservative.
He absolutely swoons over Matt Taibbi and he just loved Anthony Weiner.
Despite his claims of "comedy" when he starts name-calling Palin and Bachmann I turn it off. It ain't funny how he hates those two.. though he did defend Palin against his rabid Lefty regular guests who delighted in that "book" that some nut wrote.
Friend of yours ... or closer?
"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"
Is he trying to say that the OWS protestors are racists?
Charles McCord was a real asset to the show and his absence shows...Bernie also used to do "man in the Street" interviews, which were hysterical.
I think the whole Rutgers Girls' team flap, Sharpton's attacks and Imus being fired from WFAN pretty much did him in...it's like he's afraid to do or say anything anymore. what a pity.
The antics of these clowns will turn off many voters, while, those with sympathy are lunatics and Bolshecrats some of whom will not vote because there is little substance being displayed.
I wonder if La Raza will invite Karl Rove to be a speaker at their national convention again this year.
I was thinking a parcel where global warming held greater sway.
Nothing in the article is wrong, but everything in it, is absolutely obvious, like stupidly and blatantly obvious.
A high schooler could say all this. I mean whats next ? Potential future Karl Rove genius insights.
"Urinating on American flag at democratic convention could turn off war veterans"
"Promising to bring back slavery, may alienate voters"
"Going to cemetery and dancing on graves, could cost the votes of loved ones"
"Promising free heroin to children at school, may turn parents off"
Seriously, this article is pretty much pure common sense, its a basic, you'd have to be an idiot not to see that its accurate, and even the left wing politicians aren't that stupid, I suspect this is setting up a "sister soulja" moment for Obama.
Don Imus hates women, period, its just that he can get away with it, when his focus is on conservative women (if he did the same with liberal women, he'd be back in hell again).
Its kind of like O'Donnel the other night with Cain, some of the things he said to Cain, in disdain, could readily be applied to alot of black folks (liberal or conservative), including his desire for Cain, to express "gratitude" for being granted civil right. I suspect alot of white liberals feel that way about minorities but dare not say it publicly, only exposing their fews with black conservatives because they feel safer and know they can get away with it.
I lost respect for that establishment bastard.