From Douglas Schoen at the WSJ Online…
The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies. On Oct. 10 and 11, Arielle Alter Confino, a senior researcher at my polling firm, interviewed nearly 200 protesters in New York’s Zuccotti Park. Our findings probably represent the first systematic random sample of Occupy Wall Street opinion.
I know. Big surprise, right? However vociferously the MSM wants to assert that conservatives are taking part in this unflushed toilet bowl of petulance and hipster doofusness, the fact of the matter is that this “movement” is based almost exclusively on lies:
Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn’t represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda. [Emphasis mine]
The vast majority of demonstrators are actually employed, and the proportion of protesters unemployed (15%) is within single digits of the national unemployment rate (9.1%).
So basically, we’re dealing with dishonest “youths” who, aside from wanting to take what isn’t theirs, are clearly unclear as to what they want. Throw in a considerable number who are just begging for their collars to be taken off, and all we’d be missing is Mayor Daley proclaiming that “the police are not here to create disorder, they’re here to preserve disorder.”
Of course, never one to miss an opportunity to step into a steaming pile of dog poo, along comes President Lightbringer to embrace the hate…
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 wonder if he’s interested in “well representing” this
raging anti-semite, er…sweet young lady:
Gabriel Malor sums it up best…
Has there been anything about the “Hitlers Bankers” signs, the yells to “Go home, Jews” in the New York Times? The Washington Post? The NBC, ABC, CBS nightly newscasts? Of course not.
It was radio silence on the Occupiers’ anti-semitism for the past three weeks and now that President Lightbringer is on board the obfuscation will only get worse.
Addendum: Douglas Schoen served as a pollster for President Clinton. Just sayin…