Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor puked up the following ruling class talking points about Occupy Wall Street onstage at the 2011 Voter Values Summit in Washington, DC, this morning:
“If you read the newspapers today, I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country.”
“Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.”
He really ought to be concerned, if you ask me…
Some see the 99%, while others see only “mobs.”
It’s almost funny. Almost.
The clip isn’t online anywhere, yet, but even hearing his voice saying this shit in my mind as I read it is painful enough. I’m not sure I want to actually hear it. As TPM points out:
Seeding concern about the relatively undefined protest movement spreading across the county is a growing movement among the right. Tea Party types are turning the past criticisms of their movement on Occupy Wall Street. Meanwhile Republican presidential candidates are casting it as some kind of revolt by the poor.
For their part, Democrats are not sure what to do.
Republicans seem to have found their footing on Occupy Wall Street however, and Cantor exemplified it well today.
The “Clue Train” could smack these guys in a head-on collision and they wouldn’t feel a thing, would they?
Update: Here’s the video, it’s special: