Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exactly Who is Occupying Wall Street?

Democrat pollster Doug Schoen sent his team in to take a representative sample of the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd. 

You can read the entire article in The Wall Street Journal at: "Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd."

In part his research indicated 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. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda."

It’s easy to look at the gang out there and laugh at how stupid they look and sound, but Schoen points out why we should take these antics seriously:

What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, intense regulation of the private sector, and protectionist policies to keep American jobs from going overseas.

However on the bright side, history may very well repeat itself.  I hope that Democrats (Socialists, Progressives, Liberals, whatever) aren’t listening to Schoen’s caution.  When liberalism was on full display, the Democrat Party was crushed in the elections in 1968, 1970, and 1972.  I’m working for a repeat with an historic election in 2012.  


  1. These protests show America exactly who these protestors are - Communists. They have taken off their veil for all of us to see.

    I'm ready for a new era of McCarthyism starting in 2013. Let's purge them out of society.

  2. I have always liked Doug Schoen. I read the entire piece and from my perspective, he is spot on. You have done us a service by providing this, CS. Kudos to you.

    Now for the pine cones on the streets -- go home and take a bath!

  3. CS,

    I think these protesters are mostly the offspring of turds like Skip Powell. If only all of them could have been raised by a surrogate papa, maybe we could have stopped this nonsense.

  4. H-Nox,

    Only this time the good guys win. The last time the only victim of "McCarthyism" was McCarthy.

  5. Mrs. AL -

    Thank you for the kind words. If the pine cones are still there after our election, I think I'll hop on Metro and go mock them.

  6. Tenth,

    Nothing a healthy dose of pepper spray wouldn't help.

  7. You're right! The last time the liberals put their true colors on display, they lost the WH for a generation.

    Here's hoping that history repeats itself!

  8. Relic,

    We are in complete agreement.