One of the original founders of the Tea Party movement has told RT.com that he believes Occupy Wall Street is not only comparable to the earliest states of the movement he helped launch but can learn from its mistakes.
“The problem with protests and the political process is that it is very easy, no matter how big the protest is, for the politicians to simply wait until the people go home,” financial blogger Karl Denninger observed. “And then they can ignore you.”
“Well, Occupy Wall Street was a little different,” he continued. “And back in 2008, I wrote that when we will actually see change is when the people come, they set up camp, and they refuse to go home. That appears to be happening now.”
Denninger has been complaining for some time that the Tea Party was hijacked by the Republican establishment and used to protect the very prople it had originally opposed. A year ago, he wrote, “Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party’s own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!”
Now he advises Occupy Wall Street, “Don’t let it happen.”
“One of the things that the Occupy movement seems to have going for it is it has not turned around and issued a set of formal demands,” he explains. “This is a good thing, not a bad thing. Everyone is looking for a set of demands. The problem is that as soon as you pipe up with a list of four or five things — and you’ve got to keep it simple and short — then somebody’s going to say, ‘Well, we gave you 70 percent of it, now go home.’ And the fact is, that’s exactly the sort of thing that happened with the Tea Party.”
“Stay on message, which is that the corruption is not a singular event,” Denninger urged. “You can’t focus in one place. You have to get the money out of politics, which is very difficult to do, but at the same time you can’t silence people’s voice.”
This video is from RT.com, posted October 14, 2011.
Trump adviser lashes out at masks: ‘People around him have their masks on… he still got COVID’
Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller asserted over the weekend that masks don't work because President Donald Trump was infected with COVID-19.
Miller made the remarks during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
"Why does the president continue to hold these rallies where thousands of people are packed together, the vast majority of them without masks?" Wallace asked. "Why doesn't the president follow his administration's own guidelines at his rallies?"
"I encourage everyone who is attending a Trump rally to put the mask on," Miller replied. "But look, as we get close to the election, people don't want to be living in fear in their basements."
WATCH: Trump backer flails as she gets called out by CNN host for defending president’s conspiracy mongering
Appearing on CNN to talk about Donald Trump's waffling when asked about QAnon during his NBC town hall on Thursday night, a regular defender of the president tried to brush off concerns about the president's penchant for promoting conspiracy theories he thinks might help his re-election -- and was promptly called out by CNN host Jim Sciutto.
Speaking to Sciutto and co-host Poppy Harlow, Washington Examiner correspondent Salena Zito -- who has been accused of making up quotes from Trump supporters to flesh out her stories -- was asked about the president's controversial comments and tweets.
WATCH: Trump supporter on the loose after punching progressive activists selling merch
Trump supporters and progressive activists have met at the corner of Rosedale Highway and Coffee Road in Bakersfield, Calif. for the past three weeks to sell merchandise for their candidates of choice. Often, these individuals would commence in civil discussions spanning the liberal and conservative spectrum, but mostly adhering to the boundaries laid forth by their respective groups. The people purchasing their election items...that's another story.
“My first week doing this, I’ve been maced, I’ve been hit in the back of my head with a flag pole,” said Erika Harris, a progressive activist. “My friend has been hit in the back of her head with a flag pole. I’ve had my address posted.”