Econ. 101: Alan Grayson Schools P.J. O'Rourke on OWS
Once upon a time PJ O'Rourke was thought in some circles to be a humorist. Not so much anymore. O'Rourke has a hard time getting his head around what this OccupyWallStreet thing is all about, seeing a bunch of goal-less, leaderless protesters, just a bunch of DFH's out playing bongos and smoking dope. Grayson quickly clarifies for O'Rourke why they're there, in beautifully succinct point-by-point form.
Grayson: Let me tell what they're talking about. They're complaining about the fact the Wall Street wrecked the economy three years ago and nobody's held responsible for that. Not a single person has been indicted or convicted for destroying twenty percent of our national net worth accumulated over two centuries. They're upset about the fact that wall street have iron control over economic policies of this country and that one party is a wholly owned subsidiary of wall street and the other party caters to them as well, that's the truth of the matter as you said before. And…
O'Rourke: Get the man a bongo drum, they've found their spokesman!
Grayson: If I…
O'Rourke: Get your shoes off, get a bongo drum, forget where to go to the bathroom and it's yours.
Grayson: If I am the spokesman for all the people who think we should not have twenty four million people in this country who can't find a full time job. That we should not have fifty million people who can't see a doctor when they're sick. That we shouldn't have forty seven million people of this country who need government help to feed themselves. And we shouldn't have fifteen million families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of home, OK, I'll be that spokesman..
EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks PJ for exposing the conservative view of OWS.. We're not playing bongos, we're angry about the destruction Wall Street caused to America for their greed and C&L is going to try to feed all the protesters we can. Please donate to our #occupiesSolidarity Pizzas fundraiser. Our C&L twitter feed has been rocking.
By the way, Alan Grayson articulates perfectly what this country is feeling. The 99%ers that is.