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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Supporting OWS Protests A “Hail Mary”?

Obama Taking A Huge Gamble

Supporting OWS Protests A “Hail Mary”?

By Dell Hill

Ace, at the Ace of Spades Headquarters, might be right.  President Barack Obama has publicly stated support for the Occupy Wall Street protest movement several times - including again today.  Ace thinks that just might be all he’s got left to grasp in his bid for re-election.

Obama ♥ OWS: "We are on their side"

Yes, we know.

He also claims that OWS isn't much different than the Tea Party.

The president also compares the protesters to the Tea Party. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party," Obama says. "Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them.”

As someone said, both groups don't like crony capitalism, but OWS wants to keep the cronyism and ditch the capitalism. The Tea Party, the opposite.

While Obama moves closer to the leftists at Zucotti Park, Democrats in Virginia move away from him.

President Obama arrives in the state Tuesday as part of three-day North Carolina and Virginia bus tour to talk about the economy, but it’s not clear how many Virginia Democrats will be with him.

As we reported today, Democratic state legislators are none too eager to support Obama, let alone be seen with him.

The state’s top Democrats will be not be around, either.

I've called this the President's Hail Mary play.  He knows he will likely lose.  Now, given that, what's the best play?  Should he tack towards the center, which is supposedly the right play, except no one would believe it and furthermore it's doubtful he'd win that way, either?
Or gamble that he's about to catch some luck in the next quarter or two -- a single quarter of 4.5% growth would seriously change the thinking on this race -- and double down on what he really believes, which is European socialism?

Read the rest of Ace’s post by clicking right here.

It’s pretty easy to agree with this line of thinking.  The next year is certainly going to be an eventful one - literally and figuratively.  Obama continues to take the long slide down in public opinion polls and he needs this point to pull himself back into serious contention.  Otherwise, he’s looking at a landslide defeat come next November.

I’m just not sure I’d want to cast my lot with a group of college kids who obviously don’t know what they want or what they’re talking about.  Most of the time their speech is that of a stoned party-goer who stayed far too late into the night.

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