(Reuters) - “Lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.”
“Even after backing of his most aggressive comments, Gingrich this week in South Carolina continued to talk about 'crony capitalism' on the campaign trail. Texas Gov. Perry also has made hitting Romney on his private equity roots a mainstay of his campaigning across the state, saying that Bain 'looted' businesses.”
Homeland Security has made no secret that they are monitoring the Occupy Wall Street followers. Apparently the 18 mayors who participated in a conference call in early November were talking strategy and unconfirmed reports indicate that Homeland Security was coaching them on removing occupations which quickly followed.
The Republicans are doing their best to sugar-coat a bitter pill by the name of Mitt Romney. The first voting clearly showed they are resisting. The anyone-but-Romney bloc is more than substantial. Most Republicans are desperately seeking another candidate, but so far surges by other candidates have fizzled, the exception being Rick Santorum who may or may not have new momentum going forward.
“Nobody watching the corporate television coverage in Los Angeles or across the nation would be allowed to see the mock-ups of the U.S. Constitution, or decide for themselves how 'awesome' the Occupy Octopus was.”