Republicans Have A Winner With The Occupy Wall Street Movement

Democratic leaders such as President Obama express sympathy for the aims of the Occupy movement. Republicans castigate it.

What are the aims of the Occupy movement? Forgiveness from all debt and other utopian ideas. It’s nonsense. It would upend the economy. These are leftist dreams that would bankrupt a society. Republicans should have a winner here. If they keep hammering away at the Occupy movement, common sense people will be sympathetic.

This Occupy movement is a divider. It divides those in reality from those who live in fantasy.

Herman Cain has led the way in castigating this crowd. The Los Angeles Times reports:

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain amplified his criticism Sunday of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, calling the protesters “jealous’ Americans who “play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac.

Cain’s remarks, on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” came amidst an escalating war of words between Republicans and Democrats over the merits of the movement, which has spread from New York to other cities across the nation, including Washington and Los Angeles.

GOP politicians in recent days have stepped up their criticism of the protesters, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) calling them “mobs” who have pitted “Americans against Americans.”

But Cain, surging in popularity among many conservatives, seems to have had among the most virulent responses to the protests.

On CBS, Cain suggested that the rallies had been organized by labor unions to serve as a “distraction so that many people won’t focus on the failed policies of the Obama administration.”

The banking and financial services industries aren’t responsible for those policies, Cain said. “To protest Wall Street and the bankers is basically saying you’re anti-capitalism,” he said.

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