After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a recent email urging supporters to sign a petition backing the wave of Occupy Wall Street protests, phones at the party committee started ringing.I'm still amazed that Dems think there's an advantage to backing the Occupy crowd. If the hope is to attract moderates and independents, this isn't going to get it done. These protests appeal to the far left, but not to anyone remotely near the middle.
Banking executives personally called the offices of DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and DCCC Finance Chairman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last week demanding answers, three financial services lobbyists told POLITICO.
“They were livid,” said one Democratic lobbyist with banking clients.
The execs asked the lawmakers: “What are you doing? Do you even understand some of the things that they’ve called for?” said another lobbyist with financial services clients who is a former Democratic Senate aide.
Democrats’ friends on Wall Street have a message for them: you can’t have it both ways.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
You can't take their political contributions while at the same time supporting the #OccupyWallStreet loons: