RUSH: I want to go back to me on this program on October 6 talking about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
RUSH ARCHIVE: They gotta create the illusion that these protests are big, filled with energy, and for Obama, because nothing is happening spontaneously. No knockout stories of Romney, the smear of Perry no accident, protests are needed ’cause the economy sucks, and these washouts would normally be protesting a Republican president who was responsible. Now they’re targeting Wall Street as if Wall Street’s responsible for the failure of Obama’s policies. My point, they’re trying to blame the rich for these problems, when it’s Obama, and they’re targeting Romney as a Wall Street guy. So I think part of the reason this was concocted was to take Romney out after seeing to it that he’s the nominee.
RUSH: I still stand by that. I still think that’s one of the purposes of this, and it’s multifaceted, by the way, the creation of Occupy Wall Street Now. Here is Axelrod from yesterday morning on This Week on ABC, Christiane Amanpour said, “What about Occupy Wall Street then? Is this something that will benefit your party, benefit the president as he goes into reelection?”
AXELROD: Well, that remains to be seen. Obviously I don’t think any American is impressed when they see Governor Romney and all the Republican candidates say the first thing they’d do is roll back Wall Street reforms and go back to where we were before the crisis and let Wall Street write its own rules. I think that will be an issue.
RUSH: (laughing) Let Wall Street write its own rules. Nobody’s writing their own rules except Obama. Everybody’s got regulations and hoops that they have to jump through, including these Wall Street guys. They were the ones that were forced to make loans to people that could never pay them back. Anyway, David Gregory on the Meet the Press show he moderates, David Gregory proclaimed Occupy Wall Street protests would dovetail nicely into a big message that the president’s selling, which is that the wealthy should pay more. “That banner of going after Wall Street and the banks, talking about unfairness that a lot of protesters are complaining about, that dovetails really nicely with Obama’s message.” That’s Gregory on Meet the Press yesterday. Axelrod says, “Yeah, I think it matches up.” Gregory admitting it. We’ve got MSNBC and Rolling Stone journalists e-mailing with Occupy DC protesters advising them on how to position their demands so that they look more reasonable and how to get coverage.