ABC News has an interesting headline I’ve been waiting to see: Democrats Seek to Own ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement. The video at ABC pits Rep. Eric Cantor’s caterwauling against Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s approval of what’s going on. As for Paul Ryan, his “redistribution” talking point never fell so flat.
The patriotic Americans demanding our democratic republic undergo an evaluation long overdue don’t belong to the Democratic or the Republican contingents in this country. They’re protesting because of the concentrated wealth that has become a political machine used to starve economic equality for all, with both parties culpable, while the money men and women on Wall Street gamble and commit possible crimes on which they skate. Crimes that none of us could get away with committing without jail time.
It’s actually quite unfortunate that Democrats haven’t owned this issue before OWS manifest.
It’s the Democratic Party who once represented the average man and woman, but who a long time ago ceded what they stood for to Republicans, who simply marketed a means to get people to vote against their own interests, which worked. Rush Limbaugh and right wing radio has the most to do with manifesting this connection, which just maybe the OWS protests can begin to dislodge.
Today, Pres. Obama is seen as out of touch and part of the problem. That’s unfortunate, too, considering his community activism should have long ago taught him the power of the people and what it means when a politician has our back.
TM NOTE: Every day at 5 pm est, Joyce Arnold will be running daily columns of the grass roots side of Occupy Wall Street. Meet you here at 5!