In the Occupy Wall Street movement, the left thinks it might have found its own Tea Party.
MoveOn.org and some unions have embraced the protesters. The left-wing Campaign for America’s Future is featuring them at its conference devoted to reinvigorating progressivism. Liberal pundits have celebrated them — New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof compares them, astonishingly, to Egypt’s demonstrators.
This is either a sign of desperation to find anyone on the left still energized after three years of Hope and Change, or of a lack of standards, or both. The left’s Tea Party is a juvenile rabble, a woolly-headed horde that has been laboring to come up with one concrete demand on the basis of its — in the words of one sympathetic writer — “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified- consensus-based system with roots in anarchist thought.”
(…) Occupy Wall Street is toxic and pathetic, the perfect distillation of an American left in extremis.
Billionaire financier, hedge fund kingpin and unabashed globalist George Soros has come out publicly and supported the amorphous Occupy Wall Street movement.