Sunday, October 16, 2011

Occupy Protests in LA And DC: Are Socialists, Crazies and Hate-Mongers Really The 99%?

Video embedded below.

These guys picked up some interesting supporters.

Also, watch this guy just loose his mind.

1 comment:

  1. The answer is yes- the vast majority of americans hold positions that you would categorize as "socialist" or "crazy" and stand vastly to the left of both of the right wing parties. This is America, love it or leave it.

    as far as "hate mogners" go, Your hypocrisy with regards to the occupy movement is really entertaining in a desperate flailing sort of way.

    According to all the available research on these questions, Americans favor Occupy Wall Street far more than Tea Party: Despite nonstop GOP and conservative disparagement of the Wall Street protests, the most detailed polling yet on Occupy Wall Street suggests that the public holds a broadly favorable view of the movement — and, crucially, the positions it holds.

    Time released a new poll this morning finding that 54 percent view the Wall Street protests favorably, versus only 23 percent who think the opposite. Interestingly, only 23 percent say they don’t have an opinion, suggesting the protests have succeeded in punching through to the mainstream. Also: The most populist positions espoused by Occupy Wall Street — that the gap between rich and poor has grown too large; that taxes should be raised on the rich; that execs responsible for the meltdown should be prosecuted — all have strong support.

    Meanwhile, the poll found that only 27 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party. My calculator tells me that this amounts to half the number of those who view Occupy Wall Street favorably. In fairness, the Tea Party has been in existence since before the 2010 elections, and even has had a seat at the governing table during the debt ceiling and government shutdown debacles, which clearly took their toll on the Tea Party’s image as they brought an already weak faltering economy to the brink of disaster by only having control of the house. Occupy Wall Street is just getting started. But it does seem clear that a confluence of events — the protests, Obama’s jobs push, Elizabeth Warren’s Senate candidacy, and the national backlash from the right all these things have provoked — are pushing populist issues such as fair taxation and income inequality to the forefront of the national conversation.

    It turns out we don’t live in Tea Party Nation, after all so you better get used to the facts of life of living in a democracy.


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