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October 13, 2011

A Brilliant Strategy

For some time now Democrats have wanted their own version of the Tea Party, and now they think they have it with Occupy Wall Street.  Good luck with that.  As Karl Rove observes, there are differences between the two.

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.

Somehow differences like that haven't registered with progressives like Nancy Pelosi. 

"God bless them," Pelosi said, "for their spontaneity. It's independent ... it's young, it's spontaneous, and it's focused. And it's going to be effective."

Effective?  Yes, if the plan is to destroy any chance for Democrats to hold the White House and the Senate in 2012.  Their embrace of the Occupy Wall Street movement will prove toxic to Democrats, especially in light of Barack Obama raking in near record setting amounts of Wall Street campaign money.  Which raises one notable similarity between the Tea Party and OWS.  Both will effectively drive Democrats from office in 2012.  Go team, go!

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Y'know what gets me the most about these protests Tom? The hippie types, heads filled with disinformation, seem to have one main issue which percolates to the surface of the complaint pool more often than any other. And that idea has a champion who would fight for their cause, given the chance. The one person who has taken the lead against "crony capitalism." Sarah Palin.

Posted by: PJ Smith | Oct 14, 2011 11:11:22 AM

Yeah, but... It's not crony capitalism that they're against, PJ. Most of these protesters think we ought to get rid of all capitalism, but they're OK with the cronies. They present a rather stunning display of ignorance, and unsurprisingly many of them are college kids. Howie Carr had an entertaining column about the Occupy Boston wing.

I have been studying the Boston police reports, and most of these hippies, er revolutionaries, are from the ’burbs. Not the city, but the bosky dells, especially Cambridge.

Ever hear of Dunster Street, comrade? It’s right there in the middle of Harvard Square...

Here’s another lad, age 20, white non-Hispanic naturally, and he lists his address as 208 Lowell Mail Center, Cambridge. That’s a funny street address, no?

I Googled it and it came back to the Lowell House, on the campus of Harvard University. It’s described on the Crimson Web site as a “lovely neo-Georgean building” with a tower that “contains a set of Russian Bells that come from the St. Danilov Monastery in Moscow.”

Did I mention that “each suite has a ‘private’ bathroom.”

I think it's really wonderful that Democrats are hopping aboard this sinking ship. It's hard to believe they're so dumb. Well, maybe not.

Posted by: Tom Bowler | Oct 14, 2011 4:13:24 PM

Expect the rhetoric to heat up, violence to increase before election.

Posted by: jorod | Oct 15, 2011 12:05:24 AM

But the violence will prove to be another nail in the Democratic electoral coffin, Jorod — in spite of all efforts to stage a Kent State moment starring OWS.

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