It is time to celebrate the loss of Barack Obama's class war.
It is clear to me that Barack Obama created the 'Occupy' movement. Beginning in May and becoming more intense in July and August, Obama never stopped using the venomous phrase ‘millionaires and billionaires and hedge fund managers and people with corporate jets’. He went further and blamed Wall Street and Republicans in the Congress with blocking taxes to create jobs.
Five months of trying to create class warfare finally resulted in hundreds of young people showing up near Wall Street in mid-September to camp out and days later all over the country and in a few other countries similar groups emerged. The people who showed up had no agenda whatsoever. They were merely responding to Barack Obama’s warfare rhetoric.(Adbusters has been around decades and has always been irrelevant.)
We learned two important lessons from this presidentialy sponsored rebellion..
One. Everyone we thought was anti-America and hates commerce joined in the fray. The Occupy protesters were joined by the rest of their cohort: academics, union members, specifically teachers, local Democratic politicians and journalists. The entire Lefty cabal.
Two. The movement failed completely. It never grew significantly and over the two months in which it took place popular opinion moved from general support and disinterest to strong dislike ( no one opinion survey on this point seems reliable [they didn't know what question to ask].... they show a general trend).
It is time to celebrate. Barack Obama‘s class war got nowhere. Americans don't blame rich people for the Obama-Democrat malaise. The entire Left has demonstrated that it has no ideas or policies of any significance, mostly babbling trivia and anger. The Left was entirely visible. It comprises, in its entirety, less than 30% of the public.
A loud but impotent firecracker.