Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator
A good question is; why are these people supporting the President and political party of the government which has overseen this financial industry over the last 3 years? Where were these people in 2010, when the Tea Party demonstrated against these bailouts? How can these people claim any credibility when their standard bearer received vastly more money from the financial industry than his opponent?
Um, your premise that Obama is the standard bearer of OWS is just false. The Occupy DC protest was on Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks from the White House. These people are there precisely because they want to let both the Administration and the Congress know that current policies are not working! There were no signs of support for President Obama. There were, in fact, a few Ron Paul signs! If there is any common thread in the views that are held by people attending these rallies, it is that the current policies have failed. Your point that Obama and the Dems have been generously supported by Wall Street plutocrats is pretty much the consensus view of people attending these rallies. The consensus view seems to be that the Obama administration has not provided oversight of the financial sector--in fact, they have done Wall Street's bidding.