One of the top Republicans, Eric Cantor, canceled a speech he was set to give the other day on income inequality in America because he learned the speech would be open to the public – and Occupy protestors were going to be there.
From the above article: [Cantor had been due to speak at] Wharton Business School in Philadelphia but pulled out when “informed last night by Capitol Police that the University of Pennsylvania was unable to ensure that the attendance policy previously agreed to could be met.”
Attendance policy! What a joke this guy is, afraid of a bunch of hippies? Hippies who know you’re screwing them Cantor, given that speech he was meant to give would have talked about how helping the poor should still mean “making sure those at the top stay there.”
Last time I checked, free market capitalism is about Competition! You aren’t immune from competition once you get to the top, the People know better, know that the game is rigged.
This act of cowardice is a good sign for the protestors. It makes Cantor look weak, and will further embolden the resistance against him and his ilk. Cantor is smart enough to know he is both economically and morally wrong, though he’ll never admit to it publicly. He was avoiding bad press – but Obama at least had the balls to talk to a Tea Party crowd…