Obama vs. Occupy -- At first, Obama was all like, "Occupiers are cool. You guys are awesome!" But eventually the reality of the situation caught up with him, as it tends to do. The honeymoon is over, as TheDC's Matthew Boyle reports:I walked by and through MacPherson Square many times during my 2005 trip to Washington D.C. It was on our way to the White House, and the subway stop we used was located on the edge of the square. It wasn't the nicest place - quite a few homeless hanging out there - but it certainly didn't have the problems it has now that these losers have camped out there for months. It's time for them to go.
"President Barack Obama's administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent 'Occupy' protesters and dockworker union members, according to a local news report. The Daily News in Longview, Wash., reported that the Coast Guard will protect a grain shipment from an onslaught of 'Occupy' protesters and members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ship will be transporting grain to Asia. A date for the shipment has not yet been set. The group of leftwing activists had shut down ports all along the West Coast on Dec. 8, including the Port of Longview. The Coast Guard will apparently be helping the ship load its grain at the port, and then depart for Asia, safely... The Coast Guard is a part of the United States Armed Forces and ordinarily falls under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. The president can, however, at any time, move the Coast Guard to operate under the U.S. Department of Navy, and Congress can do the same during times of war. As the nation's commander-in-chief, President Obama has the ability to control what actions the Coast Guard takes."
Well done, Mr. President. And guess who else is 99% fed up with the filthy, violent degenerates of the Occupy movement? The Washington Post reports:
"Mayor Vincent C. Gray called on the National Park Service today to remove protesters from McPherson Square to 'allow for elimination of the rat infestation, clean up, and restoration' of the downtown park. In a letter to Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, Gray suggests moving the McPherson protesters, who have camped in the park since October, to a separate encampment at Freedom Plaza. Because both sites are on Park Service land, Gray does not have the authority to directly order an eviction. But today's demand is Gray's most dramatic pronoucement yet on the ongoing protests. His letter was accompanied by a memorandum from the city's health director reporting that both encampments are at risk for outbreaks of 'communicable disease, hypothermia or food borne illness.'"
The Occupy movement is less than four months old, and they've already imploded. It's not FAIR!!!
As far as Washington goes, why do Occupy protesters want to starve Asian kids? Stopping these grain shipments doesn't do anything to "get back at the 1%", it just raises grain prices for people in other parts of the world who need the stuff. It's time for some serious head-knocking up there.