Good Morning, Mr. President From Occupy LA
“President Obama-Look, people are frustrated. And that frustration expresses itself in a lot of different ways. It expressed itself in the Tea Party, it’s expressing itself in Occupy Wall Street … Everybody needs to understand that the American people feel that no one is looking out for them right now.”
You’re absolutely right, Mr. President. No one is looking out for them, and they have plenty of evidence to prove that no one was looking out for them in September 2008, nor have they seen other indications or much concern prior or since. I’m sure the President chose his word carefully, especially when you consider that the Occupation Movement has made the effort to dissociate itself from the two established, dominant political parties. But the President has the ability to co-opt the movement as much as anyone else any time he wants to. All he has to do is become a member and show up at a General Assembly.