President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the movement’s activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip.
A group of “Occupy” activists in Greensboro, N.C., asked for a meeting with the president, who stayed overnight Monday in a local hotel. But Mr. Obama didn’t bite.
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president that the White House communications staff had no contact with the “Occupy Greensboro” movement. Apparently, that left some of the activists frustrated.
“About 50 people protested as Obama’s motorcade made it’s way to the Proximity Hotel,” Ben Lassiter, a member of Occupy Greensboro, wrote on the group’s Facebook page. “As he passed the chant was, ‘Hey Obama, I’m no fool, I know you’re a corporate tool.’”
Obama only meets with Potemkin audiences. If he showed up in front of an un-screened audience who knows what they might say.
I still believe that OWS is astroturf – not all the members but the leadership. The goal is to dissipate progressive energies and focus their anger on the GOP.
They’re not supporting him, but they aren’t opposing him either. And next year they’ll be voting for him because “The Republicans are worse!“™