• Actual Populist Movement More Popular Than Make-Believe Populist Movement

    It's so weird. It's like, it doesn't even make any sense!

    Somehow, despite being a bunch of lazy hippies who hate all corporations and want rich people to give them all their hard-earned money so that they can spend it on marijuana and abortions for welfare mothers — not to mention a a truly disturbing lack of tricorn hats — the Occupy Wall Street message seems to be seeping into the American consciousness.

    In fact, the OWS protesters are currently more popular than the other — more media-sanctioned — protest movement the Tea Party

    Time released a new poll this morning finding that 54 percent view the Wall Street protests favorably, versus only 23 percent who think the opposite. Interestingly, only 23 percent say they don’t have an opinion, suggesting the protests have succeeded in punching through to the mainstream.

    Also: The most populist positions espoused by Occupy Wall Street — that the gap between rich and poor has grown too large; that taxes should be raised on the rich; that execs responsible for the meltdown should be prosecuted — all have strong support.

    Well, this simply cannot stand. The Koch Brothers will simply have to funnel more money into the Tea Party. Though, I'm starting to worry that that movement might be turning into a financial sinkhole.

    Jesus. How much money does a decent populist uprising cost these days?

    Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Occupy Wall Street, Polls, Protesters, Tea Party


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