Occupy Wall Street is the Left’s belated attempt to counter the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party caught the public’s attention through its spontaneous 2008 protest against the mess that Congress has produced. It is bringing this message to Americans: the government is too big. It spends too much money. It borrows too much money. The budget must be balanced.
This is poison to the Left, which wants bigger government, more spending, larger deficits.
There is nothing spontaneous about Occupy Wall Street. There is big money behind it. This is a last-ditch effort of the Left to capture the public’s imagination. The Left has got to de-rail the Tea Party.
The OWS is not fighting the Federal Reserve System. This tells us who is really behind the OWS: rich insiders who want to keep the system going.
It’s not going to work.
There are some naive people calling for a fusion of OWS and the Tea Party. This makes as much sense as trying to field a Presidential run with Dennis Kucinich for President and Ron Paul as Vice President. Oil and water do not mix. Left and Right do not mix.
Kucinich has no mass constituency. Ron Paul does. OWS has no mass constituency. The Tea Party does.
I spell out all this in my article. Click through.