In the coming 5 months the Left and Team Obama will throw anything and everything at Romney in order to secure a second term but Conservatives must remain focused and keep the election message centered on two very key components that the Left owns – The Occupy Movement and The Economy.
The Occupy Movement
The Left totally owns the Occupy Movement and in case you don’t believe me let’s use their own words.
From Pelosi (emphasis mine):
“During a press conference Thursday afternoon, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi praised those participating in the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. “God bless them,” Pelosi said, “for their spontaneity. It’s independent … it’s young, it’s spontaneous, and it’s focused. And it’s going to be effective.”
“The message of the protesters is a message for the establishment everyplace,” said the House Democrats’ leader. “No longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”
From Obama (emphasis mine):
“President Obama continues to express his commitment to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. “
“The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded,” Obama tells ABC News. “And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers that those folks aren’t rewarded.”
The Occupy movement continued to show their true colors on Sunday when they stabbed a Chicago police officer.
“A Chicago police officer suffered a stab wound to the leg, Sunday, and three others were injured during a day of protests around the NATO summit.”
“Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy did not know what was used to stab the officer and became emotional when discussing the crowd with which his officers dealt.”
“If you think it’s easy to ask people to do what they did, it’s not,” he said, pausing to gain his composure. “Asking people to put themselves in harm’s way, knowing that they’re going to get assaulted, and to be able to stand there and take it, those guys were amazing.”
And in case some Leftist tells you this is some isolated instance and Occupy shouldn’t be judged by this single incidence, then tell them we’ll judge them on the full body of their work which consists of violence, intimidation, lawlessness and indecency. Occupy is a group of anarchists who are dead set on the overthrow of Capitalism and eventually Western Civilization.
So the Left absolutely owns the Occupy movement along with all the violent outcomes from their protests. You can’t say that the Left only embraced the Occupy movement before they became violent because it was obvious to any thinking person what direction the Occupy movement was heading. If you couldn’t see that Occupy was a violent organization with the sole purpose of overthrowing Capitalism then you aren’t fit for a leadership position in government. More likely, the Left fully recognized the disrupting nature of Occupy and Team Obama thought the overzealous kids from their moms’ basements would be the perfect vessel to a) take peoples’ minds off the terrible job the Leftists have done with the economy and b) amplify Obama’s class warfare meme. Unfortunately for the Left, once the kids got out of the basement, they got violent and gave Team Obama a huge black eye.
We should all remember that on 03-FEB-12 Obama officially took ownership of the Economy. On that date, Obama’s chief economic advisor stated:
“Further evidence that the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,” said a statement from Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.”
“It is critical that we continue the economic policies that are helping us to dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the recession that began at the end of 2007,” Krueger wrote on the White House blog.”
When Team Obama claimed that their policies turned the economy around then that places ownership of the future economy squarely at their feet. I stated this position in a previous post:
“So there you have it. Obama’s chief economic advisor stated that the lower unemployment rate is a direct result of Obama’s policies and they will continue to enact these policies to improve the jobs situation going forward.”
“In engineering terms – If you claim that a system outputs have been altered based on your inputs then you make the claim that all prior inputs to the system have been swamped out (or eliminated) and you now have your hands firmly placed on the steering wheel of that system. You can’t claim credit for the positive effects and deflect blame to someone else for the negative effects once you make that claim.”
“Obama owns every piece of economic data that is produced from now until November when the election occurs. Do not let Liberals use the “we’re just fixing what Bush broke” meme ever again. Obama owns this economy now and he is responsible for it 100%.”
Don’t be distracted by such straw man arguments as the Sandra Fluke birth control smokescreen, gay marriage, Paul Ryan’s budget or any other argument of Team Obama that seeks to make people forget that the Left firmly owns both the Occupy protests and the anemic Economy. If we can keep this message in front of voters in 2012 then we will prevail in winning the White House, the Senate and increasing Republican majority in the House of Representatives.