Sunday, October 09, 2011

Republicans Should Support the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Here is the message for today - support the Occupy Wall Street protests, fellow Republicans and conservatives, as far as backing the message that the economy is not working in our nation. It is easy to dismiss the protests as a bunch of burned out hippies and young people who are easily swayed to buck the establishment. This, however, can work to the benefit of Republicans in the upcoming election.


Who owns the economy? Barack Obama owns the economy. He said so himself recently in an unusually candid moment with ABC's George Stephanopolus. he said we are not better off than we were four years ago:

Well, I don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. They're not better off than they were before Lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis-- before this extraordinary recession we're going through. I think that-- what we've seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy. But the unemployment rate is still way too high. And that's why it's so critical for us to make sure that we are taking every action we can take to put people back to work.

Vice President Biden says, "We're in charge" and that he doesn't blame Americans for being angry over the economy. He spoke to a Miami radio station talk show host recently and made the statements.

The protesters are organizing around the country, with the help of unions and George Soros funded organizations on the left. Let them do it and good luck to them. They have no coherent message other than the standard anti-capitalist messages we hear from most leftist rebellions. The contrast is stark against the Tea Party, with whom they are now compared by the shallow thinking media.

The Tea Party created no property damage, no arrests for violence or not responding to law enforcement instructions, didn't damage small businesses and then cleaned up after themselves after they disbanded and went home. The leftists pitch tents, defecate in public, harrass law enforcement and have no clear message.

Republicans must not succumb to griping about the occupy wall street crowd. Let us support the populist theme and spread the message of the failed policies of this administration.

1 comment:

The Chandlers said...

I was so hoping to see a post that I could agree with. But I found myself deflated with a stereotype of the Occupy movement. I personally know people that have been at OWS since the beginning and they don't fit in your bubble stereotype. If the republicans back this movement as a ploy to get back into office it will be a huge mistake because they will totally miss the mark.

I would say your picture of the destruction done by the "leftist" (which include many free thinking republicans) is off mark for the majority. My friend WAS actually arrested on the Brooklyn bridge a couple weeks ago. And the "facts" our paid media spread, and the reports and stories coming directly out of the movement couldn't be more different.

Like I said, I was really hoping to read an article that would leave me saying YES! The republicans should be behind this because in many ways the republicans are calling for the same thing the Occupy movement is (repeal of Obamacare for one). Instead of trying to find all the reason's we can poorly paint the people out there standing up for what they believe in...we should see the roots of what this movement is about. Change. Real change that's not some part of a political campaign. Change that results in politics being at the hands of the people instead of in the hands of large businesses.