GOP Tells Occupy Wall Street: Blame the Democrats, Not the Rich
The Occupy Wall Street movement spread worldwide this weekend, with demonstrations in 950 cities and 82 countries, but Republican presidential hopeful (Koch-employee) Herman Cain said today he doesn't understand what they are after and that their anger is misdirected.
"What is their message? That's what's unclear," (Koch-employee) Cain, the new frontrunner in the GOP race according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "If their message is let's punish the rich, I don't empathize with that message. They should be protesting the White House."
Just days ago, the protesters marched to the homes of some of the wealthiest "1 percent" as the protesters call them, including Rupert Murdoch and David Koch, whose support has helped fund (Koch-employee) Cain's campaign.
(Koch-employee) Cain has denounced protesters, saying that they should blame themselves -- not corporations or the super-rich -- if they are unemployed. In a New York Times op-ed he wrote that they are hypocrites who would "rather have a handout than work." ...
From POLITICO's Juana Summers, (Koch-employee) Herman Cain talked about his relationship with the Koch brothers in an interview with CNN's John King:
“I know the Koch brothers. The Koch brothers helped to start an organization called Americans For Prosperity and I did some speaking when they were starting that organization. I am very proud of the relationship I have with the Koch Brothers and Americans for Prosperity.”
“I don't have a close relationship, but I know them and I respect them and they know me and they respect me.”