Obama Supports, Immelt Empathizes with Occupy Wall Street Protesters - Page 3
At the very least, maybe Obama should take a little advice from Glynnis MacNicol, who wrote for Business Insider on Monday that the president ”is playing a dangerous game” by openly supporting the protesters.
MacNicol indicated that Obama’s support is better than taking the route of Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain bluntly declared that if the OWS crowd is not rich, it’s their own damn fault. While I don’t necessarily disagree with Cain in that respect, I also agree that the president walks a fine line in getting behind a movement that does not have a distinct message or leader, and because of this, Obama has put himself “in the position of being something like its default spokesperson.”
MacNicol went on to state, “Sound like a recipe for disaster? It does if you are running Obama’s reelection campaign.” If the situation gets violent, which she did not specifically intimate, would the administration then back pedal on its support? MacNicol very correctly said “that’s known as a flip-flop,” and that the protests will be forced into partisan territory.
Yeah...I wouldn’t exactly say it will be forced into partisan territory as much as it will be forced into more of a class warfare territory.
And it is at this point that I will once again resist as much as I can to comment further on the OWS movement, as I’m sick of hearing about how bad the lot in life is for the protesters. I’m sick of those that are über rich yapping about how they “understand” the protesters.
Until anyone in Zuccotti Park or their celebrity supporters can relate to members of my family in the Philippines that have been without electricity for months at a time, struggle to make it day-to-day under truly harsh conditions, and that have survived a military occupation of their homeland, I can only say this to them: You bring nothing to the table.