Skip to comments.Rage at Wall Street rises as its cash rains on candidates
Posted on 10/18/2011 5:36:37 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
Anti-Wall Street protests are growing in number across the country and around the globe, but their political impact remains unclear and will likely depend upon their staying power.
At a minimum, the protests have become a channel for public anger over rising economic inequality and Washington's ineffectiveness.
"They are a pretty good thermometer for the level of discontent in the country," said John Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron. "But the connection between Republicans and Wall Street and the banks will surely be an election issue next year."
Romney used to run Bain Capital, a private-equity firm that bought and sold businesses. Wall Street's largesse might say as much about its comfort level with the possibility of having a former financial-industry colleague in the Oval Office as it does about the sluggish economy and concerns over Obama's policies.
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They are really trying to push this agenda aren't they?
It's going to be tough with the internet and FOX new spointing out that Obambi is the biggest beneficiary of Wall Street.
I can't remember ever seeing something as 'manufactured' as this OWS protests and their predetermined responses
It's like a very poorly managed stage production where you can see the people behind the curtains pulling all the strings (not all of them ... yet) and the players on-stage are a really terrible actors and stupid as well.
Geez these people are incompetant
And ANOTHER “professor” shows to the world his absolute lack of any common sense when he trumpets the connection between Wall Street and the Republicans, even as the media reports the “OBSCENE” amount of money Wall Streets rains on the usurper in the White House.
I think his nonsense justifies a class action law suit for a full tuition refund by his “students”.
They are really trying to push this agenda aren't they?
It's going to be tough with the internet and FOX News pointing out that Obambi is the biggest beneficiary of Wall Street.
I can't remember ever seeing something as 'manufactured' as these "OWS" protests and their predetermined responses
It's like a very poorly managed stage production where you can see the people behind the curtains pulling all the strings (not all of them ... yet) and the players on-stage (the protesters) are a really terrible actors and stupid as well.
Geez these people are incompetant
Time for the Republican candidates to start making their commercials. Oboma recieved more from Wall Street than any other president in history, and he returned the favor - to the tune of $$$$trillions$$$$.
It appears the "grass roots" protests in NYC have turned into a get out the vote for the party that started the economic crash in the first place. Now, they're trying to come back as the saviors to "fix" the chaos they created themselves - again.
What do they do when they “lose it”? Well, it depends on the person and what they've lost. A union worker with a family that has lost his job and can find nothing paying remotely what he used to make has lost his ability to support his family. What does he do when they come for his home?
A college student that is still supported by mom and dad has lost his future. Those of you that are in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s, how would you have reacted to getting out of school in todays job market?
We are living in interesting times. I don't think these kids are doing the right thing, but I also don't know what I would do in their position. What CAN they do, really? Sure, they have the iPhones and all the other trappings supplied by mom and dad, but they are not stupid. They know that is temporary and they have serious angst over where they will be five or 10 years from now. They are pissed because they don't feel that they caused it but that the previous generations did and they don't know what to do. So they do what kids do. They have a sit in and just want to be noticed. They are hoping the adults with actual POWER will do whatever needs to be done to create an environment that will bring opportunity so that they CAN work somewhere besides McDonald's.
And they are becoming useful idiots, which is as dangerous as it was before the Russian Revolution or the rise of Nazism. We are in a VERY dangerous time. If something doesn't change, and soon, this will get ugly in ways most of us can not even imagine. The “Occupy” movement is nothing more than a symptom. Think of it as the cough from the cold. We have yet to experience the sneezing, runny nose earaches, etc. What will we do when those symptoms arrive? What if it moves on to pneumonia?
“But the connection between Republicans and Wall Street and the banks will surely be an election issue next year.”
Gee, that is a bit biased. ;-)
I think a better and, accurate wording would be: “But the connection between politicians and the banks will surely be an election issue next year.” That should bring people like Barney Frank to the surface.
"The poll found that 78% say Wall Street bears a great deal or a fair amount of the blame. That figure is 87% for the government. When asked to choose between the two, 30% picked Wall street and 64% picked Washington."
In other words, the usual hard core left, always about 30%, still follows the left wing propaganda. The rest are smart enough to think for themselves.
Right. Almost four years after the fact. Obama didn't prosecute any bankers at the time of the collapse. Now suddenly Wall Street is the enemy? Can't blame Bush anymore. Congress is just as bad as obama so he had to invent a new target. I'm surprised Republicans aren't pointing this out. Cantor is a cowardly sell-out.
Vote this administration and the democrats out a.s.a.p. It was their housing policy (communism) that started it all.
Under Bush, unemployment was 5% before the democrats housing bubble broke.
Under Bush, gas was only $1.89.
Under Bush, those who could afford a house could buy one.
Under Bush, we only had 2 wars. Under Oboma, we have 4.
Under Bush, food prices were 30% lower.
What changed? The lefts housing crash and a democrat take over of Washington.
The democrats bring everyone down to their level to make it fair - communism.
The Republicans bring everyone up to their level to make it fair - liberty.
People have to choose between the two. This country is going to have to go one way or the other.
All those wall street firms should of been allowed to go bankrupt, no business should be allowed to be “to big to fail”
Let them fail, and use anti trust laws to brake up the others.
FWIW, my 20-something daughter who lives a couple of blocks from downtown Seattle is in the hub of liberalism and has LOTS of liberal and homosexual friends and acquaintances. She commented to me, a couple of months ago, that all her friends are turning conservative or, at the very least, anti-Obama. She quantified it with anecdotal stories. It was very promising.
Of course, I think it’s too late, but at least maybe they will be a positive influence on whatever Phoenix rises from the ashes.
Political correctness is a left wing movement. The kids are quickly finding out their lives are being completely controlled right down to what they're allowed to say, think, or believe - by force. They're being smothered by the left, and I think inside they're raging. They want to scream. It won't be long before they find the source of that rage. I think most of them will figure it out.
Most intriguing is that Gallup found what appears to be a sure and steady climb toward traditional values over the past three years by the same age group that had overwhelmingly embraced the antithesis of traditional values when they backed Barack Obama's hope and change campaign. Prior to the election, in September 2008, just 38 percent thought the government should promote traditional values. In 2009, the numbers rose to 41 percent, 47 percent in 2010, and climbed to 53 percent this year.
Yep. I told her they are living proof of the phrase “show me a young man that is not a liberal and I will show you a man without a heart. Show me an old man who IS a liberal, and I will show you a man without a brain.”
They are getting older. They are also a textbook case of why it was a mistake to lower the voting age to 18. Frankly, it should be 30.
They do have a virus: a contagious often deadly virus of the mind crafted by Satan himself which uses envy as its vector. Like Satan, the infected person absolutely loses it when they are mocked. That is the most effective demotivation tactic we have: laugh at fleabaggers and their childish envy at every opportunity.
The only reason we have the luxury of freedom of speech in America and can tolerate these spoiled brats is because we spend so much on our military which makes it extremely difficult to topple our government. Most nations do not have a big military so the evil industry of envy can and frequently does cause their implosion. The day we see free speech in China is the day they are a super power.
"The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn."Luther
"The devill . . the prowde spirite . . cannot endure to be mocked."Thomas More
That's a great quote! Vanity leads to envy which leads to hate, murder, theft, destruction, war, and voting Democrat. It's their vanity, unearned proudness, that makes them so thin skinned and unable to sustain any mockery. We need to stop being polite, these are not our friends, and mock away.
By rights the Citizens United decision should mean the end of Leftism in the United States.
They are trying to frighten the GOP off of that and to tie themselves at the wrists and ankles to public financing of their campaigns.
We see how well that worked for McCain when Obama decided to yank away the football at the last minute.
The proverbial liberal who was mugged?