As one month of "Occupy Wall Street” passes, it’s fascinating how media and politicians alike, with one or two exceptions, have managed a remarkable suspension of disbelief when it comes to the organized source of these open-air leftist animal houses.
These are not protests against Wall Street, they’re protests for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and are organized and directed by a number of his campaign supporting organizations, including one of his favorite — the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). It is also an indication of a virtual meltdown of the left, but could succeed if the GOP continues to fumble the ball in response.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone out of her way to portray the occupests as a spontaneous action by frustrated Americans.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Radical SEIU union organizer Stephen Lerner has been discussing "occupy" plans
at various events, publicly laying out their tactics and discussing the overall agenda.
Slightly odd considering this was supposed to be a leaderless, spontaneous protest of "concerned Americans."
The kismetic timing of this also seems to go perpetually unnoticed by the establishment. President Obama delivers his campaign-starter “Pass This (Nonexistent) Bill” speech to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8. He finally delivers a hard copy of the bill (a cut and paste of various proposals over the years) on Sept. 12.
After three years of the Obama economic disaster, bank bailouts, auto industry bailouts, wild spending and increasing unemployment and housing foreclosures, suddenly on Sept. 17, five days after Obama delivers his campaign bill, people get mad and occupy Wall Street. Yeah, that’s the ticket!
This strategy of diversion is old and very often works, but in this age where network propaganda arms of the White House aren’t the only sources of information, this game is a much more difficult sell.
Fortunately, most Americans still place the blame for our economic downturn
exactly where it belongs — on Washington, D.C., but that could change if this familiarly fascist tactic isn’t strongly rejected by the political and cultural establishments.
Here’s how it’s supposed to work: Obama knows he’s failed, causing one disaster after another. He cannot run on his record, he can’t even have it as an issue. He needs to be an innocent bystander as he stands right next to the fire he created.
He accomplishes this by doing what leftists do best — creating a shiny false crisis, a straw man, to be the new fall guy for the disastrous economic situation his failed policies and contempt for this nation have delivered to each of our front doors.
This new shiny enemy is, of course, the big and generic “Wall Street.” From the beginning it was clear once they demonized Wall Street the next move would be to attach Republicans, and the Republican presidential candidates especially, to the new, shiny and evil “rich bankers from Wall Street.”
The fantasy of this false crisis is to get both “rich bankers” and Republicans blamed for a disaster entirely of Obama’s making.
All of this is now taking place, with Obama praising the mob, and his chief adviser David Axelrod directly attaching Republican candidates
to the new enemy.
Amazingly, the GOP candidates, with the exception of Herman Cain, seem completely oblivious to the fact the occupy protests are the Obama campaign, run not only by the SEIU but also a front group for the disgraced ACORN
, an entity whom he told in 2007 would be involved in the shaping of his presidential agenda
Republicans have never been good at public relations. Very often it seems as though they can’t even be bothered, so already the left has not only created the narrative, they now control it. While this entire occupy construct is so transparent, it could work if the GOP continues to be wobbly in their response.
Just last week House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appropriately called the protestors a mob. They are. An Obama mob.
Less than a week later Cantor not only walked back that comment he then inexplicably embraced the leftist narrative noting that Republicans agree there is "too much income disparity."
As long as the GOP is in response mode playing catch up and coddle with Obama’s class-warfare narrative, the next election will be very much up for grabs.
How far will Obama and his leftist base go to achieve victory in 2012? Violence is not out of consideration. There are signs and props at the New York mob featuring decapitated individuals; the mob uses rhetoric blaming “the Jews” which has been captured on audio and video; a Los Angeles occupier directly called for violence
It’s a combination that bodes of a bad ending.
Some observers are noting that it’s risky for Obama and the Democrats to so directly associate with a mob that seems bent on committing violence. Unless, of course, it’s your mob and a serious crisis is exactly what you think you need to get re-elected.
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