Occupy Wall Street Vs. Tea Party Protests. Guess Who Wins?
And the Tea Party loses!
In today's New York Times, Paul Krugman writes an op-ed piece that states what we've all been thinking about Occupy Wall Street.
"There's something happening here," says Krugman.
"What is it ain't exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people."
Exactly! They're lashing out at a simpering, overfed target that richly deserves it!
Occupy Wall Street is targeting the bad guys -- the folks who messed with our money, our chances, our equality, all out of greed and selfishness.
Krugman details the steps that led our economy into the gutter, provoking the righteous rage in the streets.
He also talks about the media's initial refusal to acknowledge the protest, too out-of-it to dignify a dramatic change in the wind.
And he even dissects what's imperfect about Occupy Wall Street's anger -- there are no specific policy-change demands being made! The agenda isn't crystal clear!
But with obvious affection for the mounting mob, he cuts them slack for that and says it's for the policy makers to fill in the blanks.
I'd also love them to fill in some blank checks while they're at it.
Meanwhile, yay for us! We're showing the Tea Partiers how it's done.