Monday, October 17, 2011

Shift in Opinion About the "Occupy Wall Street" Movement

Both parties are beginning to change their opinions or move close to embracing the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.

In his dedication speech for the Martin Luther King memorial located in Washington, D. C., President Obama said, "Dr. King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there." This statement clearly referring to the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters.

In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, said, "More important than my use of the word [‘mobs’] is that there is a growing frustration out there across the country and it is warranted. Too many people are out of work." Mr. Cantor, prior to the interview, had called the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters an "angry mob".

For Eric Cantor's remarks on Fox News, click here.
For more information on President Obama's speech and the shift in opinion of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and the other demonstrations, click here.

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