October 11, 2011
NYC Letter: Evolving Views On The Left -- Nancy Pelosi Redux
Day 993 of CHOPE
Special Poor Man's Link-rich OWS Edition
(A) This initiative is funded by the high end - we call call it astroturf, it's not really a grassroots movement. It's astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class.
(B) God bless them for their spontaneity. It's independent ... it's young, it's spontaneous, and it's focused. And it's going to be effective.
Nancy "Speaker No More" Pelosi (D-CA, 8th),
(A) characterizing the Tea Party movement
SAN FRANCISCO April 15, 2009 (TPM)
(B) characterizing the Occupy Someplace movement
WASHINGTON October 6, 2011 (TWS)
Let's walk Nancy through this ever so slowly.
"OCCUPY WALL STREET"
UNIONS PLEDGE SUPPORT
September 30, 2011 (Slate)
MOVEON.ORG MOVES IN ON
'OCCUPY WALL STREET' PROTESTS
October 3, 2011 (TDC)
HELP WFP #OCCUPYWALLSTREET
AND GET PAID $350 TO $650 A WEEK
BLOG October 6, 2011 (yourdaddy.net)
"It's young". Oh, please, Nancy, put away the bellbottoms.
Occupy Wall Street is in its fourth week, Nancy. The hype:
NEW YORK September 16, 2011 (CNN) - Occupy Wall Street is a "leaderless resistance movement" spearheaded by activist magazine Adbusters. Organizers want people to swarm into lower Manhattan on September 17 and set up camp for two months, then "incessantly repeat one simple demand."
What's that demand? They haven't decided yet.
The very next day:
HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS
DESCEND TO 'OCCUPY WALL STREET'
NEW YORK September 17, 2011 (CNN)
NEW YORK September 18, 2011 (NYPost) - Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally -- far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.
OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTEST,
SWELLED BY RADIOHEAD HOAX,
MARCHES ON NYPD HQ, BUT GETS LOST
NEW YORK September 30, 2011 (NYDN)
'YOU’RE A BUM, JEW'; MAN BERATED BY
'OCCUPY WALL STREET' PROTESTER
October 4, 2011 (Breitbart TV)
BLAMES THE DIRTY RICH JEWS
October 5, 2011 (Twitter)
"OCCUPY WALL STREET" PROTESTER
SPEWS VILE ANTI-SEMITISM:
"THE JEWS CONTROL WALL STREET
F*CK THE JEWS, F*CK ISRAEL"
BLOG October 5, 2011 (Weasel Zippers/YouTube)
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET CULT CHANT:
'YOU CAN HAVE SEX WITH ANIMALS'
October 11, 2011 (Breitbart TV)
"And it's going to be effective."
CHEERING ECONOMIC TERRORISM –
SEIU GETTING READY TO ‘TERRIFY’ DC
October 5, 2011 (Blaze)
WALL STREET OCCUPIER SIGN:
"QUEER KIDS: KILL YOUR PARENTS"
BLOG October 6, 2011 (Weasel Zippers via rebelpundit)
'KILL THE COPS!' SHOUT REPORTED
DURING 'OCCUPY NEW ORLEANS' PROTEST
October 7, 2011 (TDC)
OCCUPIERS DEPICT DECAPITATION
OF GOLDMAN SACHS CEO
BLOG October 8, 2011 (Weasel Zippers)
Maybe Nancy isn't up on the news.
October 11, 2011 (TDC) - While reporters at first didn’t always cover tea party rallies, [Sal Russo, a strategist with the California-based group Tea Party Express] said, a California newspaper has recently been putting stories about the Occupy Wall Street on its front page. "The Sacramento Bee actually had a front-page story before the rally, telling people where it was and what time it was," Russo said.
... While there have been news stories about some of the more negative attributes of the Occupy Wall Street protests, these conservative activists say it’s nothing in comparison to the scrutiny the media applied to tea partiers.
"While a number of people have been arrested and there is even a photo of a protester defecating on a police car, there still is no really negative coverage from the mainstream media," [Judson Phillips, the leader of the Tennessee-based group Tea Party Nation] said. "Meanwhile, protesters in New York had a photoshopped image of the decapitated head of the chairman of Goldman Sachs on a pike and no one seems to be talking about that," he said.
The clueless Democrats think this is their lucky break, that unhappy white kids with unpaid student loans will turn the national mood to their advantage like the anti-war movement of the 60s and 70s. Except in the 60s and 70s the unhappy white kids did not turn the national mood against the war in Vietnam. Walter Cronkite did that after misreporting the Tet Offensive.
WASHINGTON October 10, 2011 (ABC News) - The spread of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement was met with initial hesitation in both the Democratic and Republican parties. That might be an appropriate response to any protests aimed squarely at the establishment, particularly those with goals that are diverse and diffuse as those of the protesters.
But a consensus is emerging among Democrats that the "Occupy" movement is worth tapping into, even helping along and joining with in some instances.
"I support the message to the establishment," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on ABC's "This Week." "Change has to happen. We cannot continue in a way that does not -- that is not relevant to their lives. People are angry."
To Democrats eager for a liberal antidote to the Tea Party energy that lifted Republicans to power last year, the "Occupy" rallies that started in New York last month and have spread to cities nationwide are tempting to embrace.
Democrats are so befogged by their own desperate class rhetoric they can't grasp why the Occupy Someplace folk will not resonate with the larger public. Here are some reasons. First, a "leaderless" movement is either a fraud or a folly. Second, this is the nasty flip-side of the bailouts and just as ill-conceived, a government remedy to regulate the distribution of profit. Third, OWS has a visible, noisy antisemitic, and violent element to it. Fourth, the OWS manifesto seeks to create a privileged underclass. What is included here that wasn't rejected by voting Democrats out last November is too dopey for middle America ever to embrace.
The Democrats are going to be chagrined to discover OWS isn't Main Street.
Giddy with Tea Party envy.Posted by Damian at October 11, 2011 10:45 PM