Two interesting perspectives on the OWS communists. First off we have a report on recent comments by the Romney endorsing RINO Chris Christie. From The State Column–
New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie said Tuesday that he understands the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, adding that demonstrators have a right to be upset with the economy.
“What they’re saying is ‘The government’s not working for me anymore, the government is not being fair, the government is not helping me the way that they should,’” Mr. Christie told a crowd of supporters.
“I understand why they’re angry. Because you look down at what’s happening in Washington, D.C., it should disgust all of us,” the New Jersey Republican added. “You have a president who’s unwilling to drag people to the same room and bang heads and force solutions. You have Congress in both parties who won’t talk to each other. … At the same time we have people out in the country who are suffering. And they’re playing games in Washington, D.C.”
Mr. Christie, who announced earlier this month that he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination, also noted that the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements were closely aligned. The New Jersey Republican said the two are the results of the same frustration and simply represent a different point of the political ideology spectrum.
Mr. Christie’s comments echo similar statements made by President Obama. Speaking Tuesday, Mr. Obama also said the two groups were closely aligned.
Next we have another perspective from National Review Online writer Kevin D Williamson-
I’ve been spending as much time as I can down at Occupy Wall Street, listening to the speeches, reading the literature, talking to the organizers. Here’s something to keep in mind: You’ll hear in a lot of the conservative media that this is some kind of socialist/communist enterprise piggybacking on a populist protest. In reality, it is much worse than even most of the conservative media is reporting.
Almost every organization present at OWS is explicitly communist or socialist. Almost every piece of literature being handed out is explicitly communist or socialist. I don’t mean half, and I don’t mean the overwhelming majority — I mean almost all of it.
Yes, there are the usual union goons trying to figure out how to get OWS to do the bidding of the AFL-CIO and the Democratic party, and the usual smattering of New Age goo (the “Free Empathy” table) and po-mo Left wackiness (animal-rights nuts), the inevitable Let’s-Eradicate-Israel crowd (“Free Palestine, from the river to the sea!”).
But, that being said, almost every organized enterprise and piece of printed material I have encountered has been socialist or communist. It’s been a long time since I saw anybody peddling books by Lenin. It’s been a long time since anybody told me the Ukrainians had it coming.
When the protesters were rallying to march to Times Square, out went the call: “Follow the red flag!” Which is what they did, literally and, I fear, figuratively.
Christie is a RINO idiot who might be the best that can be done in liberal strongholds like New Jersey, but Conservatives can be thankful he decided to stay out of the Presidential race. There is already an over-supply of fake Conservatives.
BTW, I strongly recommend a read of Kevin D. Williamson’s full article.