Why Does the GOP Hate the Occupy Movement So Much?

By Randy LoBasso
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Then those swept into office under the Tea Trend went to Washington and stopped the slow economic recovery dead in its tracks by threatening to shut down government on multiple occasions, turning debt into the issue of the day rather than jobs, and forcing an economic downgrade the U.S. has never seen, all because of an extreme hatred of the president masked as “fiscal conservativism.”

The Occupy Movement Could Do More Than Elect People

It’s generally accepted by the GOP and their allies that Wall Street trading had nothing to do with the 2008 economic downfall. Instead, they often find themselves blaming a host of boogeymen: the then-Democratic Congress, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, President Clinton, President Barack Obama and the “losers” who got the shaft on their home loan.

But Wall Street did start this mess. And they were able to do so because of 30 years dedicated to dismantling Great Depression- era bank regulations. If the Occupy protests can get this message across to voters the way Tea Partiers got the “Obama is a fascist” mantra into peoples’ heads, that could mean trouble for the GOP in 2012.

“I think when people say they’re the 99 Percent,” says Robin, “they’re reclaiming that we’re all in this together and it’s really just this small minority that’s [destroyed the economy]. It reminds me of the way gays and lesbians have reclaimed the word ‘queer.’ We’re all in debt and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not our fault. It’s an economy that’s built on debt and subsidized by debt, and there needs to be a new way of organizing things.”

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1. From the office of George Soros said... on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:56PM

“Hasn't been taken over by Big Money? Sure, if the unions and MoveOn dont count. And is the patron saint of the left today, George Soros sitting this one out? I find that hard to believe.”

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2. Jack said... on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:34PM

“In case anyone was wondering about the reference to the crazy Christian Koch Brothers mentioned in this article, look them up www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-02/koch-brothers-flout-law-getting-richer-with-secret-iran-sales.html”

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3. Sick&Tired said... on Oct 17, 2011 at 05:29AM

“Because they represent the rich. How much money do you really need? Rupert Murdoch, who, by the way, is a sickening individual, makes over 20 million dollars a year. WTF? Power to the People. Let's, at least, try to be fair.”

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4. Steven said... on Oct 28, 2011 at 08:51AM

“So ... when the Tea Party is against bail outs for banks (as you quote Santelli, that's what he was talking about, the govt buying the bad mortgage debt), they're shills of the banks and heartless meanies. But when Occupy does the same thing, while trespassing and plotting to end "capitalism", they're heroes. Because they want even more government spending. Of money that we don't have. But to point out the deficit is hatred of the President.”

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5. Anastasia said... on Jan 3, 2012 at 03:28PM

“Santelli was attacking the little guy who got scammed into a bad mortage by the Banksters...Huge difference. OWS is not trying to end 'capitalism" they are asking for justice and fairness.”

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6. SortingHat said... on Dec 18, 2014 at 01:54PM

“Occupy Wall Street has a good heart but the wrong motives. This is going to be more like the French Revolution if they succeed in removing the bankers because their group is too diverse without a real leader.

Like the French Revolution they will eventually turn on each other when not enough heads roll and not enough money to take which paves the way for an even bigger power taken over. (The United Nations) in a continuing police state that never really goes away.

At least the Tea Party is about the taxes which do hurt because when taxes are too high people will hold on to their money instead of spending it. When taxes are lowered businesses are not afraid to expand and consumers are more encouraged to buy things which lots of extra money flow back into the system.

The US Government under Regan had huge surpluses but widely abused it. Hundreds of millions worth of dollars have mysteriously vanished.”


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