The Flea Party's Uphill Battle

…To many top Democrats the OWS {Occupy Wall Street} 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…And the White House. (From Canada Free Press)

From interviews, however vapid, we learn that the young fleas would like no more than continuance of the same Obama handouts…and an Obama lifestyle free from responsibility or accountability.

It is true the Occupy Wall Street crowd has the media on their side as do all leftist agenda types.

Contemplate this: The Occupy Wall Street folks drew more broadcast network stories in the first nine days of coverage (with 24 stories) than the Tea Party drew in the first nine months(with 19 stories). The protests were like a stumbling little fawn trying to find its legs. They’d been in existence for about two weeks, and NBC was already suggesting the “potential” for what the Tea Party achieved in 2010 — a massive Democratic wave election in 2012. Journalists are either easily impressed or very energetic practitioners of wishful thinking. (From Townhall.com)

Reminds me of a song…”Wishin’ and hopin’ and plannin’ and dreamin'” but for Obama and the Democrat party, it is not to be. The Flea Party veneer is starting to crack. First of all, they are in the wrong place. It’s Washington DC that owns this debacle of a problem.

An Atlantic.com article shares 5 reasons why the OWS crowd will not work:
1.) Its goals are unclear: At this time, all the protest really appears to stand for is a general dislike of Wall Street. But what does that mean?
2.) Wallstreet doesn’t care: These protesters are not Wall Street’s customers. In many cases they aren’t even their customers’ customers.
3.) Protesters can’t sway Congress: The message of Occupy Wall Street isn’t likely to catch on and affect any change in more center-right regions like the Tea Party did.
4.) Their timing is off: There are times when Washington just needs to be practical.
When unemployment is stuck above 9% is such a time.
5.) Banking is vitally needed by the US: Congress knows better than to risk the U.S. losing its competitive edge in such an important sector.

And recently, unions have gotten involved, hoping desperately that this movement will turn into a Liberal version of the Tea Party, so desperate are they for something, anything grassroots.

So media, unions, Hollywood, Democrats and old hippies all supporting the Humpty Dumpty of the Flea Party movement won’t save it from eventual self-destruction far in advance of the 2012 elections. Even Bloomberg has recently trounced on their plans to occupy until “change” (whatever that is) happens.
“The last three weeks have created unsanitary conditions and considerable wear and tear on the park,” a statement from Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said. “The situation is not in the best interests of the protesters, residents or the city.”
Protestors issued a statement Thursday stating plans to lock arms in defiance of the police and in defense of First Amendment rights. The demonstrators plan to resist and encourage protestors to join the coalition at 6 a.m. Friday morning.

According to Ayatollah Khamenei, OWS will topple the American capitalist system. Ah, but this seems to be yet more wishful thinking…with unclear goals and lack of realistic or substantive actions it would appear the Flea Party may exterminate itself.