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#OccupyWallStreet As A Preview Of GOP 2012 Triumph

Posted on | October 7, 2011 | 20 Comments

by Smitty


The most ridiculous (and, if you’re sympathetic to them, tragic) thing about OWS is that they’re trying to mobilize the left against “the system” at the very moment the left is mobilizing to re-elect the guy who’s in charge of the system.

The system is simply over-centralized. DC’s answer to the #OWS crowd, along with the rest of Americans, should be that “the Man has left the beltway, take up your complaints with your state capital”. We cannot keep flogging this dead, bankrupt horse of Progressivism. We cannot even bring it back as a zombie horse and have it drag the cart some more. This is why transitioning off of federal entitlements, without throwing existing recipients under the bus, seems a more sensible approach.


20 Responses to “#OccupyWallStreet As A Preview Of GOP 2012 Triumph”

  1. Christy Waters
    October 7th, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    Most of these kids are just there for the party. How many of them could actually define the word “fascism”?

  2. Adjoran
    October 8th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    Fortunately, these protests will ultimately hurt Obama and the Democrats as the leftist protestors are incapable of behaving civilly indefinitely.

  3. Anomaly 100
    October 8th, 2011 @ 12:40 am

     I’m 52. I can define fascism, which I’m seeing more of in your party. Clearly you do not care about the rights of individuals police have subjected to brutality. Not having a permit is hardly cause for brutal force. I really wish these far right wing sites would address this issue.

  4. This Occupy Wall Street Tantrum is Getting Old | The Lonely Conservative
    October 8th, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    […] I doubt this tantrum will end in the next day or two. Who knows, maybe it is just the last gasp of the progressives. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to go down […]

  5. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    I’m pretty sure that the quickest way for you to see “brutal force” addressed is to write it on a golf ball and send it to The One.

  6. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2011 @ 1:54 am

    I think the police have been far too gentle pushing back on these clowns who try to penetrate the barricades which are the line they cannot cross isn’t fascism or brutality. They are not attacked for not having permits although they should be. Relying on the pacifism of the police is not a sure thing. I’ve seen rougher tactics from police breaking up a party. But of course you see fascism in our party so you’re obviously a nit wit A whiff of pepper spray isn’t brutality hell a whiff of grape is just barely over that line.

  7. Dave
    October 8th, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    You obviously don’t know what “Fascism” is. Let me help you out: Fascism is a system of government whereby the government controls all business and industry to it’s end. In other words, Fascism is the ultimate ascendancy of government control over the free market. Government picks winners and losers in the market, at the expense of honest capitalism. In other words again, fascism is exactly what the occupy Wall Street protesters THINK they are against but are actually enabling. Here’s some homework: Google “useful idiots” and then look in the mirror. Idiot.

  8. ThePaganTemple
    October 8th, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    From what I’ve seen of that crew what the police should do is hit them all with a mega-force water cannon, and the water should be mixed with generous amounts of soap and shampoo. If somebody could invent a Glade Air Freshener Bomb to drop from helicopters, that would also doubtless be much appreciated by the poor denizens of Wall Street and other places that have to walk through that crowd of brain dead hipsters.

  9. McGehee
    October 8th, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    I’m not sure how many of them can define the word “bath.”

  10. ThePaganTemple
    October 8th, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    The word would confuse most of them, as they’re not use to hearing it when not combined with the word “house”.

  11. Anonymous
    October 8th, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    You can define Fascism? Really? Then why aren’t you at the White House protesting the chief Fascist?

    Blocking bridges needed by other citizens is more than enough justification for removal with whatever force is required.

    You’re lucky I wasn’t in charge: do the words “Rachel Corrie of the Blessed Pancake” ring any bells?

  12. ThePaganTemple
    October 8th, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    Check out this YouTube video Ace posted-

    Occupy Portland Finds Perfect Spokesman

  13. Christy Waters
    October 8th, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    You don’t even know what party I’m affiliated with, if any, yet you jump to a conclusion. I find it fascinating that you claim to care about the rights of individuals, and yet, you engage in groupthink. At your age, you should know better.

    BTW, if you’d like examples of the Obama admin’s fascist tendencies, try General Electric, Goldman-Sachs, Chrysler, and Solyndra, to name a few, and they even strong-armed Ford into ceasing an ad that was unflattering to the bailouts.

    Wow, I didn’t know my simple, little post would elicit such response.

  14. TWB
    October 8th, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Reminds me of a relative I have who, speaking about his ponytail, said he has it to be rebellious against the G*# Damn system.

    I never thought he really knew what the “system” was either.

  15. Stan Brewer
    October 8th, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    When your leftist friends can crap on a parked police car and nothing is done about it, things have gone a bit too far. Used to be when something like that occurred, the perp was handcuffed and stuffed into the backseat of said car and hauled down to Rikker’s Island for an extended stay of at least 30 days of being a room mate of Bubba. If that guy is arrested, expect your buddies in the State Controlled media to scream about how the cops violated the idiot’s civil rights when he was cuffed.

  16. Stan Brewer
    October 8th, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    A severe backlash can be expected soon. Just as with the 1968 Democrat party convention, the idiots decide to riot. We all know how that turned. Instead of electing Hubert Humphrey (which was a good thing), the country elected Richard Nixon.

  17. Richard Mcenroe
    October 8th, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    Obama doesn’t care.  This is his world.  He really thinks this will mobilize the base and turn it against the system that has made him wealthy.  He thinks these clowns either really do represent the will of the people or can intimidate the masses by shitting on police cars.

    He may as well refuse a second term now and get it over with.  This is his big shot, and it’s a blank.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    October 9th, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    Don’t forget the bleach!

  19. Bob Belvedere
    October 9th, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    What is fascism?  It is when a government allows private property to exist, but controls and manages the use and disposal of property in all its forms.  Citizens retain all of the burdens and responsibilities associated with property ownership, but are not allowed to control and shape its use.
    As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalist veneer. The word derives from fasces, the Roman symbol of collectivism and power: a tied bundle of rods with a protruding ax. In its day (the 1920s and 1930s), fascism was seen as the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone liberal capitalism, with its alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented egoism, and revolutionary Marxism, with its violent and socially divisive persecution of the bourgeoisie. Fascism substituted the particularity of nationalism and racialism—“blood and soil”—for the internationalism of both classical liberalism and Marxism.
    Where socialism sought totalitarian control of a society’s economic processes through direct state operation of the means of production, fascism sought that control indirectly, through domination of nominally private owners. Where socialism nationalized property explicitly, fascism did so implicitly, by requiring owners to use their property in the “national interest”—that is, as the autocratic authority conceived it. (Nevertheless, a few industries were operated by the state.) Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left the appearance of market relations while planning all economic activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices, fascism controlled the monetary system and set all prices and wages politically. In doing all this, fascism denatured the marketplace. Entrepreneurship was abolished. State ministries, rather than consumers, determined what was produced and under what conditions.[Source: Sheldon Richman, The Concise Encylcopedia Of Economics, Liberty Fund, found at

    On the political spectrum, therefore, it is located between modern liberalism and socialism.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    October 9th, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    I hope you’re right.