Bill Kristol Calls #OWS Undemocratic, Marxist And Damaging To Liberalism

Here we go with more trashing of Occupy Wall Street compared to those lovely, gun-toting, Koch funded "tea partiers" from Bloody Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday. WALLACE: Bill, let's go back to what Brit was talking about, the politics of this,
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Here we go with more trashing of Occupy Wall Street compared to those lovely, gun-toting, Koch funded "tea partiers" from Bloody Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday.

WALLACE: Bill, let's go back to what Brit was talking about, the politics of this, because Nancy Pelosi was not the only Democrat, at least in the beginning -- and you don't hear these statements of support so much now -- to embrace the movement. Barack Obama talked about them giving way to the frustration we all feel, Joe Biden compared them to the Tea Party.

At this point, particularly, as we see more sanitary problems, as people I think are getting tired of them occupying public parks, or private parks in the case of New York, is Occupy Wall Street a plus or a negative for Democrats?

KRISTOL: Ohm, I think it's absolutely toxic for the Democrats and for liberalism widely.

Step back for a minute and think of the Obama -- the mobilization behind President Obama. It was an incredible thing that we saw in 2007, 2008. It was law-abiding, it was peaceful, it was democratic, elected a president. Think of the Tea Party, law-abiding, peaceful, democratic, turned into --

WALLACE: Small "d," democratic.

KRISTOL: Yes, small "d," democratic. And people got -- nominated candidates, had primary challenges, some of them worked, some of them didn't, et cetera.

This is fundamentally anti-democratic. This is not an attempt to effect elections. This is -- it's not law-abiding. The whole notion of "Occupy Wall Street," that's not a sort of democratic movement that likes to participate in the whole process.

The whole term "occupy" is a kind of Marxist term, we're taking over these pieces of public property or private property, like it or not. These are our demands. We're dividing the country. This one percent has to be out of society.

I think it's deeply anti-democratic and anti-American. And if I were a liberal who might have been heartened by the Obama mobilization, who might think I still have a chance in 2012, because conservatives, of course, don't have all the answers, I would be deeply worried that Occupy Wall Street is just going to really damage liberalism.

How kind of Kristol to show such concern for liberalism.

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