I love the Occupy Wall Street comedy improv and am convinced it will be the final nail in the Democrat's metaphorical coffin come November 2012.
As Occupy Wall Street gains attention the Last Energized Progressives become the face of the left, which can only spell doom for the Dems. Remember, Democrats (other than safe-seat progressives like Nancy Pelosi) are constantly running away from their base, not towards it. Who can forget John Kerry disguising himself as a rifle-toting sportsman, or Barack Obama "evolving" on gay marriage? Protesting lefties will induce Vietnam-Woodstock flashbacks in our media and draw all sorts of attention to all sorts of issues that national Dems would rather ignore.
What issues might the protestors have in mind? Every answer to that leads the Dems into a quagmire. Right now the protestors have no demands or agenda, other than recreating a Vietnam-Woodstock-Tahrir vibe. Will they eventually figure out their goals? Heaven help the Democrats if they do. Or don't.
With no goals the protestors become the perfect metaphor for Obama, a Progressive Adrift. But can they get behind just one sensible goal and rally themselves and the nation to their cause? No way. If they pick one hobbyhorse to ride, the protestors are implicitly rejecting twenty others. For example, if they limit themselves to calling for more taxes on the rich, they are implicitly turning their back on gay marriage. Can't have that! But calling for taxes on the rich and a push for gay marriage risks abandonment of everyone on death row. Can't have that! But a push for taxes, gays, and death row inmates means that Gaia will be left to choke on greenhouse gasses. Can't have that!
And very quickly the Occupy Wall Street movement will have adopted every stale idea the left has beaten into the ground over the last twenty years. Which will have the virtue of being very appealing to Barack Obama, who hasn't had an original idea since he left college. But most of America won't find this agenda any more appealing now than they did when they rejected Walter Mondale, the Duke, Al Gore, and John Kerry.
AND LEST I FORGET: These are modern, college-age lefties - wait until they get on the subject of Palestine and Israel. Hard to believe the MSM can keep a lid on that for fourteen months.