Businessman Herman Cain, currently leading in the GOP presidential primary polls in North Carolina, is firing a shot across the bow at the far-left “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York:
The Republican presidential candidate insisted that the demonstrations were being “orchestrated” to help President Obama.
“I don’t have the facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama Administration,” Caintold the Wall Street Journal.
The Tea Party favorite then argued that the plight of the unemployed was their own fault.
“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed,” the ex-Godfather’s Pizza CEO declared.
(A broad range of leftist groups have been annoying workers on Wall Street and Manhattan commuters for more than a week. Recently, hundreds of members of this rabble blocked the Brooklyn Bridge during commuter drive time. )
Cain did admit that the big banks had a role in the economic meltdown’s beginnings in 2007-2008.
Cain acknowledged that the banking industry played a role in the 2008 economic meltdown, but argued they were no longer responsible.
“They did have something to do with the crisis that we went into in 2008, but we’re not in 2008, we’re in 2011,” Cain said.”…These demonstrations, I honestly don’t understand what they’re looking for. To me, they come across more as anti-capitalism.”