Monday, October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street - #3335 - (1) Obama Plans to Turn Anti-Wall Street Anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans - Washington Post (2) VIDEO: 'The Next Big Step': Occupy Chicago Gives Rousing Welcome to Communist Party USA - The Blaze

Obama Plans to Turn Anti-Wall Street Anger on Mitt Romney, Republicans - Washington Post - President Obama and his team have decided to turn public anger at Wall Street into a central tenet of their reelection strategy.  The move comes as the Occupy Wall Street protests gain momentum across the country and as polls show deep public distrust of the nation’s major financial institutions.  And it sets up what strategists see as a potent line of attack against Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, a former investment executive whom Obama aides plan to portray as a wealthy Wall Street sympathizer.  Many Democrats consider Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, the greatest threat to Obama when it comes to wooing centrist independents next year, and Romney this week has begun to present himself as a champion of middle-income Americans.  Obama aides point to recent surveys that show anger at Wall Street spanning ideologies, including a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which 68 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans say they have unfavorable impressions of the big financial institutions.  But the strategy of channeling anti-Wall Street anger carries risks. Many of Obama’s senior advisers have ties to the financial industry — a point that makes Occupy protesters wary of the president and his party.  In recent days, Obama has ramped up his rhetoric. He took the unusual step of targeting an individual company when he attacked Bank of America for its new $5 monthly debit-card fee, calling it “exactly the sort of stuff that folks are frustrated by.” And his campaign and the White House have distributed messages blasting GOP candidates and lawmakers for wanting to repeal Wall Street regulations pushed by Obama and opposing the confirmation of a leader for the consumer protection bureau created as part of the overhaul.  Read more........


'The Next Big Step': Occupy Chicago Gives Rousing Welcome to Communist Party USA - The Blaze - RebelPundit has been all over the Occupy protests in Chicago. This time — you can see the crowd of several thousand giving a “warm welcome and overwhelming applause” to John Bachtell from the Communist Party U.S.A.

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