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What makes those 'mobs' on Wall Street so dangerous

Occupy Wall Street

Who's afraid of Occupy Wall Street? Before Friday, it was journalists who couldn't find a way to describe the demonstrators accurately, perhaps because the demonstrators themselves couldn't offer a concise self-description.  But truly terrified is House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who said he was "increasingly concerned about the growing mobs on Wall Street and the other cities across the country."

Lest you think the OWS types were assaulting police officers or committing mayhem in the financial district, Cantor went on to explain why the "mobs" were so objectionable -- they were "pitting ... Americans against Americans."

In other words, they were engaging in "class warfare," the  activity Republicans accuse President Obama of. So is he part of the mob?


Occupy Wall Street's message

L.A. protests gain union support

Occupy Wall Street: The new Populists?

--Michael McGough

Photo: Thousands march down Broadway in New York on Wednesday in Occupy Wall Street's largest protest yet. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times


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