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Obama’s Radicals Get Polled

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.

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10 Responses to Obama’s Radicals Get Polled

  1. If 31% of these people believe that violence is an acceptable means of advancing their agenda, as the story claims, then they need to be made aware that those of us who oppose their agenda are willing to return the use of violence. I will never seek out a fight, but if one is brought to my doorstep, I am not afraid to practice the inherent right of self-defense.

    • Amen William, these radicals also support gun control.. how else could they gain control of our country without confiscating the guns & ammo
      belonging to the Patriots who would fight to preserve her ?
      Woe to them in the WH who strongly support this twisted scheme !
      Especially the “one” who sits on his “throne”… the one who is now CLEARLY exposed as a lying ,muslim/socialist radical.. may he & his minions fall..and may it be a great fall at that!

  2. You are wrong (as usual) Mr. David Plouffe. The conversation we’re having around the dinner table is how great it will be when you and your minions are crawling back to Chicago at the end of next year!

  3. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence.

    We are all sitting back quietly watching these people. William is right, we will not be the first to strike, but we are prepared to fight back if attacked.

  4. I disagree strenuously that society does not reward hard work and responsibility, and I question the author’s and the interviewees’ definitions of these principles.

    I was at a point earlier in my life where I was homeless, a high school dropout, living in my car, and had just about nothing. I decided that I needed to do something. I decided to go to school. The largest handout I received was a pell grant in my first year. The next year a democrat was elected president (Clinton) and I recieved zilch from then on out (because I’m a white male, however, there was plenty of aid for every minority imagineable). It didn’t stop me, I graduated with honors from a tough engineering school, went on to earn a graduate degree, and now I’m living pretty comfortably.

    I hate liberal bull$hit rhetoric like the occupiers spew that tries to convince the less talented that ‘the man’ is holding them down. It just makes my skin crawl.

  5. My 30ish kid wandered in during the news and asked, “What are those people demonstrating about?” She is not working herself–HS grad. I said, “Well, they think everything is unfair.” “Isn’t it?” she asked and left. Well, yes…but… I HAVE FAILED!

    • You could have also told her that many were demonstrating about revolution and taking down our system of government. Many were organized and paid by leftist organizations. Remember the name Van Jones, you will hear it again when these protests are whipped up before the elections.