By Carole on Oct 10, 2011
The Democratic Party has officially gone 'all in' with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Executive Director Robby Mook just sent an e-mail to supporters urging them to sign a DCCC petition to "help us reach 100,000 strong standing with #OccupyWallStreet protestors."
Specifically, the petition addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) says:
I stand with the Occupy Wall Street protests because it's time to take the country back for the middle class.
We have to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans.
Of course that begs the question who do the prospective signers want to take the country back from? President Barack Obama who continues to rake in millions from Wall Street "fat cats" for his re-election campaign? Congressional Democrats who had control of both the Senate and the House from 2006 until 2010 and still controls the Senate today? The Obama economic team including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who are responsible for most of the bailouts and other corporate handouts the protesters are protesting?
No, according to Mr. Mook and the DCCC it is House Republicans who are responsible for the dismal US economy. With virtually no power for four years and just enough power in the past 9 months to block more unaffordable and job-killing legislation from the Democrats, the DCCC would have the American people believe that somehow Mr. Boehner and Mr. Cantor are responsible for President Obama and his congressional cronies' failures.
It's a virtual certainty that Mr. Mook will reach his goal of 100,000 signatures on his online petition and that the mainstream media will dutifully report his success in doing so. But those 100,000 people will come from the ever-dwindling members of special interest groups that do what their union bosses and community leaders tell them to do. The rest of the American people know who we must take the country back from and have no interest in supporting an ill-defined protest movement that only serves to disrupt the lives of those who have to live and work in the vicinity of their gatherings.
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