Obama moves to embrace OWS
He's been supportive so far, but hasn't gone "all in" yet. But that may change as the White House appears ready to embrace the protests and "occupations" around the country.
Bad move. The protestors are about ready to issue their list of "demands" and Obama may wish he had stayed on the sidelines after the hard left socialists' plans for the economy become widely known.
The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.
In a call previewing Obama's upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama "will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares," about Washington's laggard response to the financial crisis.
Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the "interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented" - the first time the White House has used the term to differentiate the vast majority of Americans from the wealthy.
I'm beginning to think this is going to end badly for the Democrats. They either don't care about the radical strain that permeates the OWS movement or they are unaware of it. There is also incipient anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. It also doesn't help that both the Communists and the Nazis have embraced the movement.
That's a pretty dangerous brew of political trouble once it becomes clear who the protestors are. It makes Democrats an easy target for the GOP who have far more ammunition than the Dems had about "extremist" tea party members.