According to Senator John Kerry [D-MA], just because you take someone’s money doesn’t mean you have to support them. In fact, even though Kerry’s raked in well over $1 million from those ‘fat cats’ on Wall Street, according to his apparent logic, taking campaign donors’ money while spitting in their eyes is quite alright.
That’s the gist of an article in Politico that goes into some detail about Wall Street’s concern with Democrats backing the Marxist occupiers in lower Manhattan (and elsewhere).
After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a recent email urging supporters to sign a petition backing the wave of Occupy Wall Street protests, phones at the party committee started ringing.
Banking executives personally called the offices of DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and DCCC Finance Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last week demanding answers, three financial services lobbyists told POLITICO.
“They were livid,” said one Democratic lobbyist with banking clients.
The execs asked the lawmakers: “What are you doing? Do you even understand some of the things that they’ve called for?” said another lobbyist with financial services clients who is a former Democratic Senate aide.
Just to be clear, the Neo-Coms in Manhattan, as well as across the country have advocated for jailing the bankers, sending them to re-education camps (or beheading them), as well as taxing of the rich, the seizure of private property, and a worlwide tax on all financial transactions—just to name a few.
To make matters worse, despite the fact that Wall Street has bankrolled President Obama’s party (to the tune of $14.9 million in 2008), Obama has now come out in support of the Marxist occupiers, his White House spokesman even parroting the protesters’ false 99% narrative the Neo-Coms are using.
According to the Politico piece:
“Most Wall Street guys, they feel like they’re going to be burned in effigy,” said Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, who gave to Obama in 2008 but is now fundraising for Mitt Romney. Some moderate donors, who have given to both parties, “fled from Obama in his support of the Wall Street protests,” he said.
Based on some of the mad rants of the lunatics on the left, its not the burning in effigy that they should be worried about—it’s the actual use of force* that the Marxist mobs are advocating.
As to the man who wanted to be President, John Kerry:
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said taking money from a group doesn’t equate to supporting them. “It’s what you fight for and how you vote, it always has been,” Kerry said in a recent interview. “It’s hard to run for office and not have somebody in some sector or some industry have contributed to you; but the question is, are you voting commonsense and values and for the interests of the people, broadly?”
* Note: As many Venezuelan industrialists can attest to, Marxists cannot seize private property without the use of force.
P.S. For those Democrats trying to make the comparison between #OccupyWallSt protesters and the Tea Party: When is the last time you heard of sex, drugs, mass stealing, or even a rape occurring at a Tea Party event?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com