Monday, July 6, 2015

Cantor Can't Stand It

Who says the Occupy movement hasn't achieved anything? Ask Eric Cantor.

Cantor Can't Stand It

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Memo to critics continuing to insist that the Occupy movement is a waste of time making no impact on the American discourse: Eric Cantor just proved you wrong.

The Republican House Majority Leader was scheduled to lecture today at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business on, of all timely subjects, the growing gap between the rich and poor. But Cantor canceled at the last minute, citing concern for crowds vowing to pack the campus in protest.

As my colleagues note, Cantor has referred to Occupy protesters as "mobs" but later backed away from that while at the same time criticizing Democrats for "blaming others" - and not government policies - for the nation's economic troubles. Uh, aren't government policies created by 'others?' Isn't all blame personal?

I've been popping in and out of Occupy Philly for two weeks now and continue to hear sniping from passersby. Say what you will about the movement's diffuse goals or collective outdoor housekeeping skills, but the protesters remain steadfast. Unlike Cantor, they can't run away from their problems.

And as for staying power? The Occupiers, plus assorted other angry Americans, intended to march to Penn as planned.

-- Monica Yant Kinney

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