Two months ago, the White House, Democrats, and the MSM were all sure that the #OccupyWallStreet movement would save them in 2012. With thousands of astro-turfed morons in the streets raging against Wall Street, Obama’s allies hoped to use said morons to create a silver lining in the economic cloud he himself created.
Obama’s goal was pretty simple; create (indirectly, through the unions that’ve been paying the freight for these “protests” all along) a sense that there was a mass movement protesting against the anonymous forces that were keeping the little guy down (but not, of course, the Obama administraiton, which had uncontested control of Congress for two years).
The hope was that by repeating this message incessantly, enough voters could be convinced that Wall Street, and by extension, evil Republicans, were to blame for our chronic unemployment, record deficits, and stillborn economic growth. President Obama who?
And Obama jumped on the “movement”- his movement – from the beginning:
Now, of course, “Occupy” is rapidly becoming about as popular as Nickelback with voters. And the AP is dutifully doing damage control for the President they desperately want to keep in office:
And it looks as thought the Associated Press has decided to start the memory-holing with the following:
“Democrats See Minefield in Occupy Protests
NEW YORK (AP) — The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance — Democrats and Occupy Wall Street — hasn’t happened.”
Insert record scratch here.
Sorry AP, but the only reason Democrats see a minefield is because they’re standing in it.
Nolte helpfully exhumes some history that the Dems would rather have disappear – stories of Dems jumping on the Occupy bandwagon:
…House Democrats. And look, the story about House Democrats endorsing Occupy is an AP story!
The association between the Democrats and the “nazi-endorsed rat-infested rape camps” needs to pop up again next October.