I've been waiting for Rep. Peter King to make an entrance into the OWS discussion and he came in guns a-blazing on The Laura Ingraham Show. For someone whose resume includes being an Iraq warmonger, a IRA terrorist sympathizer and a massive anti-Muslim fearmonger, King is certainly afraid of these protests and seems to be calling them some sort of national security risk. He denounced the OWS protests as despicably as anyone has so far before him. I didn't expect any less from him.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) joined Herman Cain among the ranks of Republican pols who are unimpressed with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and their nationwide counterparts, calling them a "ragtag mob" and "anarchists" on the Laura Ingraham radio show Friday.
"The fact is these people are anarchists. They have no idea what they're doing out there," King said. "They have no sense of purpose other than a basically anti-American tone and anti-capitalist. It's a ragtag mob basically."
King, whose Long Island district includes many Wall Street commuters, dismissed the demonstrators as "a bunch of angry 1960s do-overs" trying "to create chaos and take away the focus on the Obama record."
The congressman's comments echo those offered by other leading GOPers, including former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who told the protesters that they had no one else to blame for their lot in life.
"I don't have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration," Cain said Wednesday to the Associated Press during a book signing event. "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!"
And of course he'll probably try to mobile the Dept. of Homeland Security to shut it down on Wall Street:
“We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,” he said, adding “I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”
What do you think his quote of 'we can't allow that to happen' means coming from him? Sounds like he's going to try and bring something much stronger than pepper spray to the protests. I'm just saying. Beware Peter King bearing artillery.