The two Michael Moore fans I wrote about in the previous post are probably just as disappointed as I am that our group split up and lost track of each other when we hit New York or we might have been in this picture too. True, the tall guy second from the left’s no Michael Moore, but still.
Tim Robbins and members of Teamsters Local 445 at Occupy Wall Street, October 5, 2011. Photo courtesy of Teamster Nation.
Karl Rove has called the Occupy movement “a weird cast of disaffected characters, ranging from anarchists and anti-Semites to socialists and LaRouchies” and said.
Rushing to identify with Occupy Wall Street could well threaten Mr. Obama’s re-election by putting off the very swing voters whom the president needs…Appearing to condone the crude personal behavior of Occupy Wall Street protesters can also further erode Mr. Obama’s standing with culturally conservative blue-collar voters.
I’d pay money to be there to hear Rove say this to the faces of some Teamsters and explain to them why they don’t count as blue-collar voters.
Lots of good stuff at the Teamster Nation blog on the union support for the Occupy movement.