Blocking Access to a Bridge Is the Worst Act Ever, Right?
If there’s anything we’ve learned from the media’s round-the-clock, week-long coverage of Bridgemageddon, it’s that limiting access to a bridge is one of the worst crimes imaginable, right?
The above video shows when Occupy Wall Street blocked access to the …
The Rage That Fueled Dorner, and Occupy
Brandon Darby notices that:
Occupy Los Angeles has chosen to honor Chris Dorner in the wake of his death, despite the body count he apparently amassed. . . . The statement of support and solidarity was posted on the Occupy Los Angeles’ …
Can Americans Handle a Message of 'It's Mostly in Our Own Hands'?
There’s something to this analysis from Fortune editor and columnist Geoff Colvin that hits both Obama and Romney for offering agendas that are, he contends, ultimately irrelevant to the problems generating anxiety and disappointment for America’s middle class:
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Wall Street Occupier Finds Alternative to Whining
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at the GOP electorate’s definition of “acceptable,” an examination of the fogotten war, the forgotten victory, and perhaps the forgotten blown victory in Iraq, and then this tidbit of …
Wall Street's Favorite Senator Suddenly Loves Occupy Wall Street
Sen. Chuck Schumer, says that America has “tried the theory” that the country can prosper by shrinking government.
When was that, exactly?
Schumer also says that the flat economy will help Democrats in 2012, and that the Democratic Senator with closest …
Who Is the 'Matriarch of Mayhem'?
The Massachusetts Republican party is calling Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren the “Matriarch of Mayhem.”
Somewhere, Stan Lee is thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that name?”
Occupy Wall Street, Wrecking Obama's Needed 'Recovery' Narrative
As Sen. Harry Reid declares that private-sector job growth is doing “just fine,” the AP poll finds that the percentage of Americans who describe the economy as “very poor” has reached a new high.
A sizable majority — more than 7 …
TARP: Our National Bioweapon of Cynicism
As I mentioned in the Morning Jolt, a big factor in the latest bit of fury over the economy is TARP, and the perception that while millions of Americans endure hard times, the federal government was willing to hand over …
Is Occupy Wall Street Succeeding in Changing the Terms of Debate?
Patrick Hynes, a political strategist specializing in online communication formerly with the Tim Pawlenty presidential campaign, warns that while conservatives are laughing at the Occupy Wall Street protests occurring in Manhattan and elsewhere, they shouldn’t completely dismiss them …
The Psychology of the Occupy Movement's Leaders and Followers
A helpful reader sends me to the report that analyzed the psychology and motivations of the Occupy movement, with deeply differing assessments of the rank-and-file folks and the leaders.
Our Charlie Cooke wrote about it, and summarized it:
What did …
Occupiers Have Big Plans for Big Communist Holiday
It’s the May Day edition of the Morning Jolt. According to Wikipedia, May Day “has been an important official holiday in countries such as the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union” — …
I Like My Picks More Than Time's 'POTY' Picks
Jonah finds Time’s selection of “The Protester” to be an astonishingly boring selection.
Last year, in response to the selection of Mark Zuckerberg, I wrote, “many are noting this morning, this continues a trend of odd picks, perhaps driven …
Occupy Wall Street, Suddenly Realizing They're Not Winners After All
The final Morning Jolt of the week examines latest rattle in the engine of the Herman Cain campaign, Andy Stern’s love letter to Chinese management of the economy, and some much-needed lighter notes to close out the week . . .
'Occupy Black Friday'? That Would Turn It Into 'Red Friday'
The Tuesday Morning Jolt features the rise of Newt-mania, the Supercommittee failure fallout, and this latest surprising poll result . . .
America to Occupy Wall Street: Okay, You’re Starting to Bore Us, Kids
Wait, riots, body-painted naked hippie girls, lunatic …
CNN: Americans Largely 'Meh' on Occupy Wall Street
The numbers on Occupy Wall Street haven’t moved much since their debut. Neither is familiarity breeding contempt nor is the country warming to their cries.
Rasmussen Reports, October 5: “Thirty-three percent (33%) have a favorable opinion, 27% hold an unfavorable view, and …
NRCC: Go Ahead, Democrats, Give Occupy Wall Street a Big Hug!
Everyone made a stir when the DCCC started tying themselves politically to the Occupy Wall Street protests, with good reason.
The National Republican Congressional Committee likes their odds of getting more support by standing on the other side.
It sounds …
Want to See the Faces Behind the Bad Economic Numbers?
Today’s Morning Jolt looks at a New Hampshire primary and a late addition to the list of little-known Rick Perry Facts, but focuses mostly on what’s driving the “We Are the 99 Percent” folks — who may not completely …
From 1992 to Today, America's Young People Clamoring for . . . 'Stuff'
Watching the vague, contradictory, and often wildly unrealistic demands from the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd, I was reminded of this sketch on Saturday Night Live, from 1992, featuring Bill Clinton (Phil Hartman) interacting with undecided voters (Melanie Hutsell):
[Undecided Female Voter 1 …