Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leave it to Ann

Ann Coulter, that is, to come up with the most apt moniker for the pointless mob that is currently occupying Wall Street and very soon a street near you as well.  Call it, she says, the "Flea Party" because it is "wingless, bloodsucking and parasitic." 

Suffering from an extreme case of Tea Party envy, liberals everywhere are rejoicing as they think they've finally grown one of their own.  Not so, says Ms. Coulter:
Now liberals compare their every riot, every traffic blockage, every Starbucks-window-smashing street protest to the civil rights movement –- which was only necessary because of them. These "Occupy Wall Street" ignoramuses seem to imagine they are blacks living in 1963 Alabama under Democratic governor George Wallace.

To the contrary, the Wall Street protesters have no specific objections and no serious policy proposals in a country that is governed, as Abraham Lincoln put it, "by the people." They protest because they enjoy creating mayhem, not because the law is being ignored or their rights violated without penalty by government officials.

They are not in the tradition of the tea partiers, much less our founding fathers. They are not in the tradition of the civil rights movement or Operation Rescue. They are in the tradition of Shays' Rebellion, the Weathermen and Charles Manson.
Meanwhile, George Soros, the Left's grandest sugar daddy of them all, worth a reported $22 billion, commented without so much as a trace of ironic self-awareness:  "I can understand their sentiment."

And meanwhile again, Al Gore added his support for the flea baggers' cause:
“With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting and cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement.”
Ever the trailblazer, it apparently dawned on the former Vice President why, exactly, he grew that ridiculous beard a few years ago.

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