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Desperate Obama Tries To Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street

by | 17th, October 2011

OCCUPY Wall Street: They don’t get it do they? David Axelrod is a senior political adviser to President Barack. He is making a play to co-opt Occupy Wall Street.

Axelrod says “Republicans seeking the presidency don’t understand the American public’s pent-up anger over corporate excesses“.

The Huffington Post adds:

David Axelrod tells ABC’s “This Week” that the American people “want a financial system that works on the level. They want to get a fair shake.”

Is this the same Obama who pumped loads money into the knackered banking sector? You can’t demonise Wall Street and prop it up.

It’s too late to jump on the bandwagon now.


In a call previewing Obama’s upcoming bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama “will continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares,” about Washington’s laggard response to the financial crisis.Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the “interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented” — the first time the White House has used the term to differentiate the vast majority of Americans from the wealthy.

Image: Shepard Fairey, creator of Obama’s Hope poster (later sued by the Associated Press for copyright infringement) poster for the natural Occupy Wall Street movement.

Posted: 17th, October 2011 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink