Monday I wrote that President Obama, in granting his blessing to the Occupy Whatever crowd, had put the presidency dangerously in league with a group of leftist radicals, basing my evaluation of the demonstrators on what I’d observed in videos and writings.
Today, a Democratic pollster writing in the Wall Street Journal confirms my observation, basing his conclusion on actual interviews with 200 of the protestors.
Last week, senior White House adviser David Plouffe said that “the protests you’re seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America. . . . People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don’t seem to play by the same set of rules.”
The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies.
Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn’t represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence.