Here’s yet another sign, if you need one, that Occupy has outlived its political usefulness. Via the Washington Free Beacon (welcome, by the way!):
Politico Influence reports that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer raised $400,000 last night at a fundraiser held at the home of Democratic lobbyists Heather and Tony Podesta. Heather Podesta runs the firm Heather Podesta and Partners.
Heather Podesta’s clients include liberal bogeymen such as the for-profit education industry and Brookfield Asset Management, the real-estate company that owns Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan and which ultimately gave the NYPD the green light to evict the Occupy Wall Street movement from its grounds in November 2011. Pelosi is a vocal supporter of the occupiers, having once said, “God bless them.”
Well, maybe she figures if God blesses them, she doesn’t have to. And what are they gonna do, rape each other in front of the Capitol Building in protest? The important thing is that Nancy got that cash. Money is bad unless it’s in the hands of Democrats.
Speaking of the rape-enabling Occupy movement, Keith Olbermann has gone all in to deny the victims’ claims. He’s given new meaning to the word “debunking,” in that he doesn’t use the word correctly. You should read Lee Stranahan’s point-by-point takedown, but in sum, Olbermann’s argument is twofold:
- There are no rapes at Occupy camps, because Andrew Breitbart said there are and Andrew Breitbart is the enemy.
- The victims of rape at Occupy camps are Occupy protesters — because somebody said otherwise, apparently, although it’s unclear who — which means the rapists are HEY LOOK OVER THERE!!
Olby was really flipping out about it on Twitter last night. More than his usual, I mean. So I mocked him. The last time he made such an ass of himself dismissing rape allegations because it was politically inconvenient, he ended up leaving Twitter forever until he came back. I hope he sticks around this time. He’s way more fun on Twitter than on TV. As proven by his ratings.