It wasn’t long after enthusiastically embracing the movement in October, that Nancy “God bless them” Pelosi took to mentioning them in fundraising e-mails in an indirect manner.
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They had already become too much of an embarrassment six weeks later to mention directly in an email.
Now, she’s gone from, “woo-hoo, they’re going to be effective” to “We don’t really have much of a connection to them”.
Yes, of course, it’s obvious now that at some point the Occupy movement became a liability to Democrats, since even Nancy Pelosi is distancing herself from them. It is an election year, after all – and the MSM wasn’t able to conceal the genuinely nasty character of the movement from the public no matter how many “mostly peaceful” caveats they put in their reports about occupy violence and mayhem.
But things were different a few months ago, before their darlings (last seen throwing smoke bombs at the White House) fell out of favor. A Democrat’s normal impulse is to embrace the mob – especially one so amenable to the Democrat’s ultimate goals. Unfortunately for Democrats, they can not be honest with the public about what they truly believe. They call themselves “progressive” instead of “Socialist” because they know most people recoil at the word, “Socialist”. Now, they see most people recoiling from this violent, anti-capitalist, revolutionary movement, so now they have to pretend they “really don’t have much a connection to it.”
Yet, under the radar, you still see Democrat support for #OWS like this:
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The same cast of characters still endorse the movement, some more openly than others.