The Occupy Wall Street movement is seen by some as a possible liberal infusion of enthusiasm that could energize the Democratic Party for the 2012 election cycle. But others see it as a potential negative for Democrats.
On Sunday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, conservative columnist Ann Coulter, author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America,” explained why this movement wasn’t like the tea party, which is often credited for last year’s Republican electoral wave.
“They wish they were like the tea party,” Coulter said. “It’s funny because for the first, you know, nine months the tea parties were up and operating, the mainstream media ignored them. When they finally paid attention, you had most of the mainstream media outlets and most major Democrats announcing the tea partiers as mobs, unruly mobs, racist brutes. Now, we see an actual mob uprising and they want so say, ‘Oh no, this is just like the tea party.’ They really could not be more different. And to understand what’s happening, luckily I just spent two years writing a book about mob uprisings and it’s somewhat stunning how they are following the contours of what a mob uprising is, including embracing their demonic aspects.” (RELATED: ‘Occupying’ your time: The Daily Caller scavenger hunt)
Coulter went on to explain how the Occupy Wall Street “mob” is openly “embracing their demonic aspects.”
“The first page of my book is the line in the Bible when Jesus encounters the possessed man — the people tried to keep him in chains and he’s naked and screaming,” Coulter continued. “And Jesus says to him, ‘What is your name?’ — speaking to the spirits within the man. And the spirit, the demon says, ‘My name is Legion for we are many.’ And now you have this video on behalf of Occupy Wall Street with them saying, ‘The voice of the people is the voice of anonymous, for we are Legion.’ They are just openly embracing their demonic aspects and, of course, you see the results of that in the arrests, the defecating on police cars, blocking traffic, blocking pedestrians. You can tell it’s just on the edge of violence. But this is how our modern Democratic Party sees a way of seizing power. I don’t know that it will work. I don’t think it’s reflecting very well on the Democrats like Obama and Pelosi who have praised these demonic protesters. But this is — the Democratic Party has often attempted to achieve party through these mob rallies.”
Coulter concluded that these “mob rallies” reflect poorly on President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“That is exactly an aspect of a mob, it is without cause,” Coulter said. “It is as Jesus said, ‘They hated me without cause.’ I mean, on one hand to the extent they say they stand for anything at all, they’re against Wall Street, well Wall Street — but they support Obama. Well, Wall Street gave its biggest campaign donations in world history to Obama. It was Obama who bailed out the banks, you know, for Pete’s sake. [George W.] Bush let Lehman Brothers go under. What else do we have to do?”