The AFL-CIO and Occupy D.C. demonstrators that tried and failed to occupy CPAC 2012 told The Daily Caller that they were "paid 'sixty bucks a head' to protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C."
A few hundred occupiers and union activists showed up to occupy CPAC 2012, but never even made it into the driveway of the conference facility. The demonstrators were orchestrated by the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO.
The demonstrators I observed were not the violent disruptive thugs we saw at Occupy Denver's failed assault on Blog Con. They had their big inflatable rat and megaphones, but unlike the Denver occupiers, seemed uninterested in tangling with the police.
Nearly 200 Conservative bloggers were in the middle of a training session on data visualization when Occupy Denver launched their "surprise" effort to occupy the conference. The protest was a major fail in no small part because the Occupiers announced the "surprise" occupation attempt on Twitter.
When the Occupiers showed up they were met at the conference room door by dozens of cameras wielded by experienced bloggers.
The attempted failed occupation attempted after a brief and very one sided debate. The Occupiers were outnumbered, outclassed and totally incapable of articulating what was the point of their so-called protest. After about five minutes of chaos the Occupiers retreated from the conference facility with only one of their sorry group being arrested.
The good folks at Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies released a new TV ad in Massachusetts taking on Democrat Senator wannabee Elizabeth Warren for her support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
You may remember that a couple of weeks ago Warren not only embraced the Occupier Party, but in Al Gore-like fashion, claimed credit for creating the "intellectual foundation" for the movement:
"I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do. I support what they do."
Watch the ad, appropriately called "Foundation."
Hopefully the Foundation ad will help inform Massachusetts voters about the the radical views of Elizabeth Warren.
The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama has put together a video that highlights the support that Democrat leaders, including President Obama, are shamelessly providing to the "Occupy Wall Street" mobs.
You really must see the video, which vividly displays the outrageous nature of the aimless, unruly mobs that Obama and his Democrats are now trying to exploit for political gain -- to recover the Obamacrats’ lost support among Liberal/Progressive activists and the radical Left.
The U.S. government says Mehanna, 28, provided "material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization," and acted as a "media wing" for al-Qaeda.
It's one thing not to know what you are protesting as some Wall Street occupiers told Reason TV and the organizer of the Sacramento "demonstration" put on by the Sacramento branch of the Occupy Party told CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez. It is something else all together to rally in support someone accused of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
I recognize and will defend the right of these sad souls to protest, but I certainly question their judgment and motives. To someone like me, who was around for the protests in the 60s and 70s, giving support to an accused terrorist is little better than "Hanoi" Jane Fonda propagandizing for the North Vietnamese in 1972. Especially when the occupiers are lead by disgraced "green jobs czar," "truther" and admitted communist Van Jones.
CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez visited the "Occupy Sacramento" protest to see what the occupiers want.
He found a few hundred protesters gathered in Cesar Chavez Park and was told by "organizer" Anthony Bondi that a "message team" is in the process of forming the reasons why the protesters are occupying Sacramento.
Other protesters offered less "vague" reasons for the occupation such as "corporate greed."