A couple of years ago the media tried to puff up a bunch of useless protests, mostly by students and a few Leftist activists, called Occupy Wall Street. The reason OWS had any play at all was because in 2008 it was pushed into the face of all Americans that our government is mostly owned by a group of financial pirates businessman who have the power to make Congress give them billions of dollars so they can continue their multi-millionaire lifestyles.
But now the financial elites are afraid! Unlike OWS they are now facing a real enemy, and it is glorious to behold.
The heads of the major money leaches financial institutions actually went to meet with Obama Wednesday to try to create some kind of opposition to the souce of their fears. As the New York Post reported, “Wall Street bosses come to White House in effort to fight shutdown.”
“When the lords of Wall Street came to the White House on Wednesday, they faced an uncommon political reality. The fat cats have little juice with the Tea Party. The heads of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America were among the pinstriped all-stars who met with President Obama. The mutual aim was clear. The lords want to make crystal-clear that the shutdown and potential default are disastrous and put the economic recovery at risk. Obama wants them to help break the legislative impasse by simply reiterating that message.”
The Tea Party is the only group successfully taking on the “one percent.” And while the media loved OWS as a failure, they hate the Tea Party as a success that is truly threatening the financial owners of this country. Politico.com even came out and admitted that the big problem with the Tea Party Congressmen is that they cannot be bribed by the billionaires: “Wall Street angry at tea party it has no influence over,”
“The reality is that deep-pocketed financial services executives and their lobbyists have little leverage against tea party lawmakers who don’t much care for financiers or big banks and don’t rely heavily on the industry for campaign cash. ‘Those are the ones who are most problematic for Boehner,’ one D.C.-based lobbyist who represents financial services clients said of tea party lawmakers. ‘I don’t think there’s any way for Wall Street to punish the 25 to 50 hard core House Republicans. It’s not like [Reps. Steve] Stockman and Tim Huelskamp are doing a lot of Goldman Sachs events. I don’t think Justin Amash cares if Bank of America gives to him or not.’”
So despite all the claims that the Tea Party is merely the creature of the financial elites, the truth is that the Tea Party is a source of terror is those elites because they are not beholden to any such group. The Tea Party congressmen actually want to do right by the voters who put them into office.
The Tea Party is a truly democratic movement. As such the establishment fears it and wants to kill it.