Reports over the weekend said that the Obama campaign is looking to capitalize on the movement, and Earnest's remarks on a conference call Sunday seemed to support those reports.What's he so frustrated with Wall Street about? Nobody's ever received more money from there than him.
Earnest said that as Obama travels this week, the president will "continue to acknowledge the frustration that he himself shares" with Wall Street.
And using the popular refrain from the Occupy crowds, Earnest said that Obama will ensure “the interests of 99 percent of Americans… is well represented”
At the end of the trip, Earnest said, "the message will be clear: Pass the bill this week to protect the job of a North Carolina teacher, or come down here, look her in the eye and explain to her why protecting" tax cuts for the wealthy is more important than passing the jobs bill.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Obama Bus Tour Will Ensure 'the Interests of 99 Percent of Americans ... is Well Represented'
As Barack Obama embarks on another staged tour on his Canadian-made bus, he's apparently planning to co-opt language from the lunatic fringe Occupy Wall Street movement. Imagine our surprise.