Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gaffe-Prone, Science-Bashing Right-Wing Derides Occupy Wall Street

Tea Party darling House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) called them a "mob." New York Mayor and sometime-Republican Michael Bloomberg sicced his pepper spray-wielding cops on them and bemoaned their besieging of poor, defenseless banking giants. Right-wing chatrooms and bloggers derided them as "even dumber than first thought."

A right-wing obsessed with black helicopter plots, bashing climate change science and decrying evolution denounced Occupy Wall Street, the grassroots movement fed up with big-money plutocrats subjugating middle America.

"If you read the newspapers today, I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs on Wall Street and the other cities across the country," Cantor opined Friday at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., the Politico reported. "And, believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was unimpressed. "I didn't hear him (Cantor) say anything when the Tea Party was out demonstrating, actually spitting on members of Congress right here in the Capitol. And, he and his colleagues were putting signs in the windows encouraging them," she told ABC's This Week.

Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer complained the demonstrators, "don't even know why they're out there protesting on Wall Street," but that their goals were "completely unrealistic." Kremer did not explain how a group that didn't know why they were protesting could have goals, unrealistic or not.

Right-wing talk radio's Sean Hannity, under the guise of interviewing an OWS participant, launched into a hysterical tirade, deriding his guest as a "Marxist," and screaming "you don't believe in liberty, you don't believe in freedom."

Tea Party zealots alternately whined that Occupy Wall Street was being lavished with media coverage, and shrieked that the Occupy Wall Street movement was nothing like their own.

In fact, Occupy Wall Street was very different from the Tea Party. Occupy Wall Street was a spontaneous, grassroots movement, which, unlike the Tea Party, wasn't organized and funded by media mogul Rupert Murdoch and coal magnates Charles and David Koch. Occupy Wall Street didn't ride into town on air-conditioned buses chartered by Americans for Prosperity and Club for Growth. Occupy Wall Street wasn't shilling for, well, Wall Street.

Right-wing chatrooms and blogs were filled with anti-Occupy Wall Street hate, decrying the movement as "even dumber than first thought."

However, San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED's This Week in Northern California found Occupy SF protesters, the local Occupy Wall Street group, remarkably well-informed and eager to discuss arcane details about the fractional reserve banking system. "This is not your grandfather's protest," reporter Mark Calvey said.

Nonetheless, a right-wing that denied climate change science, declared vaccines caused autism, and rejected evolution to maintain a supernatural justification for white supremacy said Occupy Wall Street was deluded.

A right-wing, whose champion, Sarah Palin, said Paul Revere warned the British; told disgraced racist talk show host Laura Schlessinger "don't retreat, reload!;" and said, "obviously, we have to stand with our North Korean allies!" derided Occupy Wall Street as dumb.

A right-wing, whose presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said HPV vaccine caused mental retardation; lethal carbon dioxide wasn't a harmful gas; John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father at age nine; swine flu outbreaks occurred during the Carter Administration instead of the Ford Administration; and actor John Wayne was from Waterloo IA, although he was from Winterset, IA, and the John Wayne from Waterloo was the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, ridiculed Occupy Wall Street as ignorant.

A right-wing, whose presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Social Security a Ponzi scheme, and orchestrated his state's infamous pay-for-play influence peddling regimen, but dipped in recent polls for being soft on immigrants, denounced Occupy Wall Street as anti-American.

A right-wing, whose American Family Association leader Bryan Fischer claimed gays caused the Holocaust; wanted Muslims banned from military service; and said freedom of religion didn't apply to Mormons, decried Occupy Wall Street as divisive.

A right-wing, whose Dallas First Baptist Church pastor Robert Jeffress Friday introduced Perry to the Values Voters crowd as "a genuine follower of Jesus Christ," then went outside and called the Mormon Church a cult and said rival candidate Mitt Romney "was not a Christian," mocked Occupy Wall Street's values.

A right-wing, whose Tea Party minions would abolish Medicare, Medicaid and even employer-sponsored health care benefits, then cheer for the deaths of the uninsured, dared to insinuate Occupy Wall Street, or anyone or anything else alive on the Earth, was more repugnant, more despicable, more irredeemably evil than themselves.

Republicans, Tea Party zealots and the right-wing were schoolyard cliques of jocks and cheerleaders, inanely obsessed with their nipped, tucked, siliconed, botoxed, collagen-injected Stepford appearances, deriding anyone outside their clique.

Republicans, Tea Party zealots, and the right-wing, seemingly obsessed with taking off their clothes whenever possible, reigned over social conservative legions of schoolyard goons and toadies that coveted approval while indulging their own hatred of foreigners, immigrants, persons of color, gays, science, and followers of non-evangelical faiths.

Together, they devoted themselves to currying the favor of the rich, lavishing them with more and bigger tax cuts, breaks and subsidies, while scheming to pay for that largess by dismantling vital health care entitlements, plundering Social Security, and slashing all the services and oversight all Americans depended on.

That Republicans, Tea Party zealots and the right-wing denounced Occupy Wall Street proved Occupy Wall Street was on the right side of history

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