Obama’s “Occupy” Gambit: Another Populist Election Theme Backfires!

By John W. Lillpop

Like most issues Barack Obama gets involved with, the Occupy madness which has been crippling America from coast to coast has fallen apart and is now in full retreat. With long overdue assistance from police, by the way.

Even in Oakland, where Obama bobble head dolls are still a favorite request item in letters sent to Santa by hundreds of culturally-deprived brats, the Occupy Oakland movement has been sent packing.

As reported at the reference:

Police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Oakland encampment early Monday, tearing down tents and arresting some protesters, the latest effort by city officials across the country to gain control over a movement that some leaders say has become a public safety and health threat.

Oakland, California, police, aided by dozens of officers from nearby jurisdictions, arrested 32 people in the effort to clear Frank Ogawa Plaza near City Hall before dawn Monday, Interim Chief Howard Jordan said. There were no reports of injuries or complaints of abuse, he said.

The camp had become an unbearable drain on city resources, an economic threat to nearby businesses and a danger to public safety, Mayor Jean Quan said.

"The encampment became a place where we had repeated violence and this week a murder. We had to bring the camp to an end before more people were hurt," she said.”

How clever and wise of the Mayor to recognize what everyone else saw clearly early in October: Namely, the Occupy thugs are no-account hooligans looking for 15 minutes of fame from goofy liberal TV producers desperate to create an issue for Obama to run on.

In the end, it was the same-oh, and same-oh for the “short timer” Obama!