Sunday, October 9, 2011

Herman Cain steps up attacks on Occupy Wall Street protests

Republican presidential contender Herman Cain amplified his criticism Sunday of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, calling the protesters “jealous’ Americans who "play the victim card” and want to “take somebody else’s” Cadillac. Cain’s remarks, on CBS’ "Face the Nation," came amidst an escalating war of words between Republicans and Democrats over the merits of the movement, which has spread from New York to other cities across the nation, including Washington and Los Angeles. GOP politicians in recent days have stepped up their criticism of the protesters, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) calling them "mobs" who have pitted “Americans against Americans.” But Cain, surging in popularity among many conservatives, seems to have had among the most virulent responses to the protests. Asked whether Cain’s criticism was representative of the party, Ryan said, “I think Herman’s speaking for himself.” http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-cain-occupy-wall-street-20111009,0,972806.story

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