Jefferson Wagner, City of Malibu councilmember and former mayor stopped in for a look today. ”I’m proud to see my fellow Americans here today following through with their wishes to achieve change through peaceful protest and to see such diversity encamped here in front of City Hall. They’re working within the system, fairly and wisely.
“All levels of our society are represented here. And I came to represent the 1% who also accepts and embraces the efforts that I’ve witnessed here today. I’m not one of the one percent, but I was elected by a community that represents the one percent.”
An article from Huffington Post that is worth a look:
Another poll just out, and an interesting excerpt:
“’They all have college educations, and some have advanced degrees, and they're unemployed?’ says Alice Dunlap, 63, a retired speech language pathologist from Alexandria, Va. She supports the protests because, she says, anger lingers at those who profited while the nation's economy tanked.
"’We all got ripped off by Wall Street, and we continue to be ripped off by Wall Street,’ she says. ‘You can look at my portfolio, if you like.’
“The poll found that most protest supporters do not blame Obama for the economic crisis. Sixty-eight percent say former President George W. Bush deserves ‘almost all’ or ‘a lot but not all’ of the blame. Just 15 percent say Obama deserves that much blame. Nearly six in 10 protest supporters blame Republicans in Congress for the nation's economic problems, and 21 percent blame congressional Democrats.”
And here’s an excerpt from O’Reilly who covered all the talking points from the right in an interview with Laura Ingraham:
INGRAHAM: “I really don't. I think -- I think there are elements, as you pointed out, in these protests. I was just out in L.A. and there are elements in the protests down there and ‘Occupy L.A.’ that clearly want to stoke something and something big.”
Uh, yeah, we do. It’s called democracy.