Friday, October 7, 2011

Reason #40: Unintentional Reverse Psychology

In keeping with #46 - another way to make me feel more sympathetic toward protests like Occupy Wall Street is for prominent Republicans like Eric Cantor to go around calling them "mobs", and suggesting they're acting at the behest of Obama.

Oh, and Mitt Romney using the "class warfare" criticism against not just Democrats generally, but the protesters specifically. Yeah, you're definitely going places with that argument, Mitt.

Speaking as someone who has a lot of trouble taking "mass" demonstrations in America seriously - if you're trying to diminish their influence, the best thing to do is treat them as silly and irrelevant. Taking them seriously is the same as taking their complaints seriously, and that's the last thing a conservative Republican should want to do right now.

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