Well, the hippies are still sleeping on the ground down by Wall Street, defecating who knows where, dragging their tarps from street corner to street corner and having sexual relations out in public. (I guess it’s kinda like Woodstock, minus the bad music.)
President Obama is still in their corner. He’s still trying to convince us that these freaks are simply giving voice to the “frustration” average Americans feel, while not admitting that these little socialists are the products of the very ideology and class-warfare that he’s been peddling under the guise of “hope and change” for three years now.
I wish he’d just come out and call them his comrades.
Now, enter Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain: he sees the hippies for what they are. Over the weekend he called them out for being “jealous‘ Americans who “play the victim card” to get their hands on other people’s stuff.
Unlike Obama, Cain understands how business works: he knows what it’s like to work for living, to manage employees, and to have to make a profit. Thus he knows the only thing these dirty hippies are accomplishing is the destruction of someone’s bottom line.
Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg understands this and has himself gone on record about how the “Occupy Wall Street” movement is hurting business: “If you focus for example on driving the banks out of New York City, you know those are our jobs … You can’t have it both ways: If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people.”
On CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, Cain also observed that the union backing of the protests appears to have an ulterior motive. He believes the unions want these protests to serve as a “distraction so that…people won’t focus on the failed policies of the Obama administration.”
My guess is this is also why Obama’s encouraging these freaks in their bid to block bridges and stop traffic. For as long as the cameras are on the hippies they won’t be on Obama’s plummeting poll numbers, his inability to get a bill through Congress, or the unemployment figures that still hover around 9.1%.
The bottom line: the hippies are classic leftists (just like Obama). Thus they seek to destroy the foundations of freedom in the name of a 60s-revolution redo.
Cain, on the other hand, understands the economy and treasures the opportunity a free market provides to everyone regardless of race or socio-economic status. Therefore, when these hippies “protest Wall Street and the bankers” he knows they are “basically saying [they’re] anti-capitalist.”
This provides a stark contrast for 2012. Do we want four more years of a 60’s radicalism, where hippies literally camp in the streets while someone else pays their way? Or do we want to start moving back toward the city on a shining hill of which Reagan spoke, where personal responsibility and ordered liberty guarantee a freedom for all?
Cain is clearly casting his vote with Reagan.