June 19, 2012

THEY ARE THE 1%:

Occupy Wall Street movement has hit a wall (Dana Milbank, 6/18/12, Washington Post)

[Van] Jones, an Obama administration official who resigned under pressure because of his far-left positions, is a fixture at the annual gatherings and a fiery orator. But this version of his yearly pep talk was laced with disappointment. "I'm watching that movement that inspired the world . . . that stunned the world, in the moment of maximum peril now sit down," he lamented at the opening session, where half of the 500 seats were filled.

Suffering Americans, he went on, "need a movement that is willing to stand with them -- and yet there is this reluctance. We saw in Wisconsin what happens when we put our minimum against our opponents' maximum. . . . Are we going to let the tea party govern America?"

Jones was preaching to the choir. But surveying the demoralized state of the left, it's not unreasonable to think that his question will be answered in the affirmative. The failed gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin showed that momentum is against Democrats and their allies, and the still-lumbering economy has depressed President Obama's supporters.

Posted by at June 19, 2012 5:25 AM
  

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