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Does Obama Stand by His “We are on their side” Commitment To Occupy?
On October 18th President Barack Obama reinforced his commitment to Occupy, verbally and multiple times, telling ABC’s Jake Tapper that he “understands the frustrations” expressed by Occupy protesters and that he “understands their struggles” and is “on their side.”
“The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded, and that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers that those folks aren’t rewarded.”
Concerning Tea Party members, Obama was less than supportive and downright snide in his remarks:
“Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”
My sincere question to the President is simply, do you stand by your earlier commitment to the Occupy movement in light of the fact that the young man, James Holmes, that shot up the movie theater in Aurora Colorado, killing 12 innocent people and wounding 70 more, was a member of Occupy San Diego?
I want to make it crystal clear here, I’m not implying that President Obama had anything to do with the crime committed by Holmes, but it appears that Obama’s political tactic regarding Mitt Romney is to attack the man based on financial decisions he made 10-20 years ago, such as Bain Capital. Fortunately Bain capital, being a poor decision or otherwise, didn’t result in a room full of dead movie goers.
If poor decisions result in such character assaults, what then should the American public and in particular the voters think of your pledge of support to this band of domestic terrorists lovingly referred to as Occupy? It’s obviously a poor decision, and your commitment to them emboldened their efforts no different than your recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt won them the presidency in that country.