Their aims are unfocused and their grievances are lengthy, but most of their wrath seems to be centered on corporate America. Their unofficial leader, filmmaker Michael Moore, is calling for an end to capitalism in our country. He does not offer an alternative, just the downfall of the current system. His remarks represent the ultimate in hypocrisy, since he pocketed millions from the supposedly corrupt capitalist system.
Most of Moore’s clueless followers are upset at Wall Street, but support President Obama, obviously unaware that the President has received more Wall Street money than any other candidate in history.
What is infuriating is that mayors across the country are allowing these protesters to occupy public parks and infringe on the rights of other citizens to enjoy these areas. The parks are becoming a health hazard as the protesters continue to act like uncivilized savages.
In San Diego, vendors who sold food near the “Occupy” site were splattered with blood and urine when they stopped giving the protesters free coffee and hot dogs. The protesters also marked the food carts with disgusting graffiti and stole a variety of items. So, when the protesters were made to pay for items like everyone else, they went into a rage.
In New York, when police tangled with protesters, one crazed “Occupier” defecated on a squad car. In Portland, Oregon, there has been a head and body lice outbreak as protesters refuse to leave a public park.
In many of these protest camps, illegal drug use has been reported. In Boston, three “Occupiers” were arrested for selling crack cocaine In Dallas, TX, a 14 year old was raped by a deranged protester.
The list of offenses continues to grow and the American people are beginning to have a very negative view of these protests. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, 33 percent of Americans view the protesters favorably, while 43 percent hold an unfavorable view.
The group is supposedly non-partisan, but their funding is coming from liberal donors and their focus is decidedly left wing. Eventually, this movement will hurt President Obama. Initially, when this movement was seen as a popular uprising, Obama praised the group and embraced their goals. Later, he tried to distance himself from their illegal activity. This will be a hard balancing act to continue and the American people will soon associate Obama with this radical leftist movement.
As Americans understand the true picture of just how fanatical these protesters are, President Obama will be hurt politically. Ironically, the very person the protesters are trying to support will suffer the most.
Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at [email protected]