ForexTV NewsDesk | October 7 2011 3:20 EDT
ForexTV.com (New York) by Timothy Kelly
Today, President Obama, promoting his languishing Jobs bill, cast a line of divisiveness into the waters of desperation. In the midst of a complex and debilitating crisis in the nation that he has taken an oath to defend, Obama declared war on an important and significant segment of wealthy Americans.
The President’s endorsement of class warfare- albeit a tacit one- was pretty clear by saying the (Occupying Wall Street protesters are) “giving voice to a more broad based frustration about how our financial system works,” was an unfortunate and reckless display of judgment by the leader of the free world. Whether Mr. Obama’s conscience compels him to favor one side over another, he is the President of the rich, the poor and the middle-class. The public expression of his emotions should be tempered by his solemn pledge to uphold the rights of all citizens.
Furthermore, the protests scattered around the country number in the hundreds and do not even remotely resemble a “broad base.” However, these are chaotic and unpredictable situations and an escalation in numbers and tensions could result in very volatile domestic crisis for the United States. The candor with which the President tacitly or otherwise lends his support to such a destabilizing movement, one that aims to strip selected Americans of their property and rights, is borderline treason.
As it stands today, the Obama administration would be trounced in an election by virtually any contender, it is desperation time, and the President allowed himself to cross the line of decency and decorum in exchange for political advantage.
It is ironic that in his campaign speech at Cooper Union, in 2008 Obama made the following remarks, “Americans have pursued their dreams within a free market that has been the engine of America's progress. It's a market that's created a prosperity that is the envy of the world, and opportunity for generations of Americans; a market that has provided great rewards to innovators and risk-takers who've made America a beacon for science and technology and discovery.”
This stands in stark contrast to the words of man who is now vilifying the same institutions he praised just a few short years ago, in the same city. The record here speaks for itself.
I have maintained for some time that the Occupying Wall Street movement, for which I have coined the term,” Romper Room Revolution”, was a pre-meditated and staged event by Democrats to reinvent the party and liberal causes. The very convenient and deliberate escalation of this movement has been managed by professional PR personnel, funded by an established organization and orchestrated from a higher level from the beginning. Having Vice President Biden follow Obama’s speech with a vitriolic lashing of big banks was yet another scene in this drama.
The Romper Room Revolution is comprised of 19-29 year-olds. Yet, in an effort to make this appear to be multi-generational, the PR machine working this has in the past few days managed to place images of groups of senior citizens locking arms, pushed to the front of marches in well choreographed photo-ops. Today, I also viewed a local, video blogger interviewing an elderly man who claims to be independently wealthy, sobbing over the plight of this generation. It was a grotesque and gratuitous attempt at PR propaganda worthy of a late night television-gadget pitch.
The group is demanding accountability, yet it claims no leadership and no specific, concrete causes or objectives…which conveniently allow it to have “plausible deniability” for any of its actions or inability to achieve its goals. This allows the group to escape specific scrutiny or accountability. What right does this group have to violently demand accountability from anyone?
The group demands “access to democracy”, yet statistically, 80% of its members neglected to vote in the 2010 elections.
The group has disrupted the lives and neighborhoods of millions of New Yorkers, trampling on their civil liberties and privacy. Downtown Manhattan is now primarily residential and the toll on the residents has been devastating. The Romper Room Revolution is also draining the city coffers as the cost of maintaining additional, round the clock services has cost the NYDP $2 million so far according to N.Y. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Occupy Wall Street and other groups that have copied it are now thought to be responsible for threats of violence against lawmakers in Albany, a claim participants in the Occupy movement say they know nothing about.
New York City Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly defended his department’s use of force, pepper spray and arrests, saying a “core group” of protesters instigated a confrontation the NYPD.
“They locked arms, they counted down and they charged the police,” Kelly said. “That is going to be met with some kind of physical force.”
The Romper Room Revolution is no longer novel or cute. Whether it is a pre-meditated plan by the Democratic Party, a radical liberal benefactor (Read: George Soros), a grass-roots youth temper-tantrum or anything else…it has become an abomination and an American embarrassment that has now tarnished the Office of the President of the United States.
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