Election 2012, Politics, Wall Street

Then, I Had To Defend Occupy Wall Street

When last we talked about the Occupy Wall Street protests, I was busy ripping them a new one. My friends on the left were outraged, while my friends on the right said “I’m not your friend, guy.”

When producers for the Mike Huckabee show on Fox called, I thought they were interested in my thoughts about what the OWS crowd was doing wrong.

But no, they had a real live Tea Party organizer to handle that side of the argument. Instead, the producers wanted me to defend the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

So, like Lat, I had to go down there and check them out. Then, after a delousing, I had to go on television and defend their cause.

Tell me how I did….

Aside from me, the other people at the table are host, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Phillip Dennis, founder of the Dallas Tea Party. It’s pretty short if you want to take a look.

The discussion between Dennis and I continued off-camera, in the hallway, and back in the green room. It was lively.

Obviously, I’ve found the student loan concerns to be the easiest thing for me to get behind. When I went down to the protests, I saw a girl dressed in her cap and gown with her husband. Both of them are drowning in debt. Some random dude was telling her to “get a job,” and I joined her in trying to explain how it’s really not that simple.

Luckily, we didn’t have time to talk about the aspects of the protests that are harder to defend. I mean, they “vote” by hand signals, and one of the hand signals means “I’m not sure how I feel about this.”

Can you imagine? I can just see a SCOTUS health care ruling, four votes upholding, four votes calling it unconstitutional, and Anthony Kennedy starting off his majority opinion with: “I’m not sure how I feel about this.”

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