It’s clear that the Democrats have “party envy,” even as they cast sneering glances at the Tea Party, which everyone assumes to be a primarily Republican organization. With the recent formation of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, some Dems are beginning to see the possibilities of having their own Tea Party-like organization in the hapless shlubs protesting against America’s billionaires.
In the past few days President Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have all weighed in with sympathetic noises about OWS’s aims. Obama stated that he understood where they were coming from, being unemployed and all, while those evil billionaires refused to pay “their fair share” of taxes. Biden claimed that Wall Street has broken “the contract” with the American people, implying that the Street’s greed is responsible for the current economic malaise, while the billionaires’ best friends, the Republicans are blocking the creation of 1.9 million new private sector jobs through opposition to the president’s “Jobs Bill.”
As such, to many top Democrats the OWS crew looks like a winning candidate as the answer to the Tea Party. Except that it isn’t. The Tea Party is comprised of working Americans who want the government to get out of their faces. They are advocates for smaller governments with less spending and more mindful of the Constitution.
OWS, on the other hand, is largely comprised of neutered, over-educated and useless losers, many of whom don’t even know why they’re demonstrating, except that it might wind up somehow providing them with free stuff. Those few “intellectuals” in the OWS crowd who have bothered to articulate some end results can generously be deemed an embarrassment, because their ideas consist largely of warmed over Marxist pap that’s gone out of vogue around the globe, except in places like Venezuela and North Korea. Oh yes, and in the White House as well. And when they aren’t espousing socialist pabulum, they betray a monumental lack of understanding of how the world works, as seen in their demand that all debt be forgiven.
If the Dems do somehow manage to organize this rabble into some sort of coherent organization, I recommend the name “Flea Party” because it has a catchy ring to it, as well as being representative of the organization’s substance.
This serves to illustrate just how out of touch the Democrat establishment truly is. Whatever the initial cause of this recession, it’s now three year on and clearly the double dip rests squarely on the Democrats’ shoulders. Even though they had a rock-solid majority in all three houses and pretty much owned the U.S. government they could not come up with policies that did anything other than reward their union supporters and the various billionaires that raised funds on their behalf.
The Tea Party is aware of all this and is pushing back. The Flea Party isn’t, and wants more of the same. Having these people associated with the Democrats will only serve to drive normal Americans away, resulting in fewer democrats in office in 2012.
Klaus Rohrich is senior columnist for Canada Free Press. Klaus also writes topical articles for numerous magazines. He has a regular column on RetirementHomes and is currently working on his first book dealing with the toxicity of liberalism. His work has been featured on the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, among others. He lives and works in a small town outside of Toronto.
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