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Democrats from the president on down have been quick to latch onto Occupy Wall Street and claim it as the left’s answer to the tea party.
But they do so at their own peril. The movement is about as relevant to the larger society as the Ku Klux Klan or right-wing militia because even they are able to mount rallies, but they don’t reflect anyone beyond themselves.
The same goes for “Occupy Wall Street” because it owes its origins to an online call by AdBusters, a Canadian far-left wing group that expressed hopes of creating a Tahrir Square here in America.
Not to mention, AdBusters is funded with money from the Tides Foundation, which in turn is funded by George Soros’s Open Society Project.
There is absolutely nothing new about this groups of communists, anarchists and hangers on. It is largely made up of the usual suspects like the Communist Party USA, Revolutionary Communist Party, Socialist Party USA, MoveOn.org, Democratic Socialists of America, etc.
And this is precisely why there isn’t any comparison between them and the Tea Party and why comparing them with radical extremist fringe groups like the Ku Klux Klan in terms of their broader appeal is far more accurate.
Like the Klan, these folks are only about hatred and violence. But unlike the Klan, their hatred has a broader target – each and every one of us who works for a living and who becomes successful.
If the Democrats want to latch onto a movement whose most memorable exemplar has been an unnamed guy defecating on a police car, then be my guest. It only underscores that the party of Jefferson, Jackson, FDR, and JFK has been hijacked by the far-left.