Nancy Pelosi Shamelessly Tries To Cash In On Occupy Wall Street
The Democratic Party is still not entirely sure what to do with this "Occupy Wall Street" stuff beyond allowing for a few cautious statements from one or another "liberal" member of Congress let out of the pen for a few minutes to say something to the effect of "it's possible people might be somewhat fed up with a few things going on these days, like being poor despite working three jobs, maybe?" while studiously avoiding mention of the influence of Wall Street oligarchs in government or the actual uprising of thousands of angry Americans or the vicious police brutality against them. (Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich are the only real exceptions.) But surely, OWS must be also be "good for something," politically speaking, besides embarrassing the Democrats into looking like a bunch of establishment ninnies as beholden to the incessant demands of kleptocrats as the Republicans? Nancy Pelosi has an idea about that! It's "fundraising," to make sure the DCCC doesn't miss out on any of the outrage dollars that might flow forth after a recent memo surfaced showing nervous conservatives plotting to discredit OWS leaders. She can't quite bring herself to actually soil her email plea with the words "Occupy Wall Street," though, why is that?
A few days ago MSNBC's Chris Hayes unearthed a memo from Washington lobbying firm CLGC authored in part by a couple of John Boehner's former devil minions making an offer to the American Bankers' Association to conduct oppo research on movement leaders. It is notable not for its droll plan but for its hysterical, twitchy analysis that OWS "has the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye.” Glad you think so!
So today we found the following spam from Nancy Pelosi clogging our inbox:
We have the smoking gun.
If you need further proof that Congressional Republicans are putting big Wall Street banks before middle class families, look no further than an explosive memo prepared by former John Boehner staffers-turned-banking lobbyists.
This just-leaked memo details an $850,000 “message war” plan to attack and discredit grassroots citizen movements working to hold special interests accountable.
With just days left until the FEC deadline, we must have a powerful showing to demonstrate our strength and stand up to the Republican assault on hardworking Americans.
Can we count on your support?
Help us beat the Republicans’ $850,000 “message war” plan. Contribute $3 or more today and your generous support will be matched dollar-for-dollar by House Democrats.
Hm, so if "grassroots citizen movements" are the ones doing the "work" of trying to hold special interests accountable, shouldn't they be the ones who deserve your three dollars? Isn't that the basic premise of remuneration, that the money should go to the one who is laboring? Ha ha, no, this is America, where the fruit of a movement's toils belongs to someone else, like Nancy Pelosi. [MSNBC/DCCC Spam List]