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Herman Cain Blasts 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters, Says It's Their Fault They Aren't Rich: VIDEO


In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain criticized the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, calling the demonstrations organized to distract from failed White House policies:

I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! [...] It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.

Occupy Wall Street in NYC will see its largest march to date later this afternoon as union workers join the protests:

On October 05, 2011, at 3:00 in the afternoon the residents of Liberty Square will gather to join their union brothers and sisters in solidarity and march. At 4:30 in the afternoon the 99% will march in solidarity with #occupywallstreet from Foley Square to the Financial District, where their pensions have disappeared to, where their health has disappeared to. Together we will protest this great injustice.

The movement has also now spread to Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and many cities in between.

The Nation:

A nation-wide student walk-out is planned for today, Oct. 5, at noon. From New York to Los Angeles, students will march in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Watch the video of Cain and an update from 'Occupy Wall Street' media, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Cain's right- it pisses me off watching a bunch of spoiled rich white kids demand the destruction of the very system that their parents used to get rich and send them to a nice college. They trash the cities they are in, they endanger public safety, and they abuse public spaces, and yet pretend that just because they take a two-week vacation to dress up as zombies that they are anything but a joke? Get a job!

    Posted by: A Conservative Teacher | Oct 5, 2011 3:57:30 PM

  2. This isn't about being rich! Such arrogance from his own "success" (Pizza chain owner doesn't really make him President worthy). People are unable to afford the basics now! Housing? Can't Afford it. Healthcare? Can't Afford it. Putting food on the table has become a worry as the bills pile up and students remain in debt because of the small job market.

    The 99% don't want to be like Herman Cain, they want to just be able to work and receive in return a fair life that allows them to live, not on a credit card, but in relative stability.

    Republicans & the rich have been at war with the Middle class since the late 1970s, now the Middle Class is fed up, and are hopefully done with voting against their interests.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Oct 5, 2011 4:42:38 PM

  3. Whatever .... he also thinks his pizzas are good too. Just goes to show you.

    Posted by: Dale | Oct 5, 2011 6:09:57 PM

  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iurg7A6MKH0

    Posted by: Attmay | Oct 5, 2011 9:12:49 PM

  5. Another repukican who is out of touch with what is going on in this country...this country is in the condition it is in, is because of the greed of his peers..those CEOs on Wall Street..all those CEOs that are sending jobs overseas so they can make more money off the back of the American people.

    Posted by: Nathan | Oct 6, 2011 12:58:38 AM

  6. I have worked most of my life, I am a retired steel mill worker. If I never owned any thing or never ate or paid my bills I'd be rich. Sadly we have to feed, clothe, and shelter ourselves, this seems to cost money for some reason, Mr Cain. And as any fool living in reality knows, wall street has destroyed the economy of this nation and brought most of the world down with it! It will take a generation to fix what is now broken!

    Posted by: billmiller | Oct 6, 2011 6:00:47 AM

  7. Another day, another ridiculous statement from another pompous ass.

    Posted by: John | Oct 6, 2011 9:11:52 AM

  8. Who is this 'wall street' that you all keep referring to? Probably some sort of faceless conspiracy theory? Maybe you all just want to state your real feelings and go after those 'rich jews', as many down at these protests do?

    The reality is that big government, enabled and supported by liberals and progressives, has taken political power away from the individual, who used to be free in his person and property, and these idiots down at these protests actually support big government, want a bigger government that will take more power and wealth and freedom away from people, and then will cry boo-hoo when they get the results from their very policies.

    Maybe instead of taking a vacation for a week to party, these people should get a job, read a book, and produce something. They are entitled to the fruits of their own labor, nothing more.

    Posted by: A Conservative Teacher | Oct 6, 2011 5:08:12 PM

  9. Herman Cain is a House Negro, Sucking up to the Massa on Wall Street. Herman seems to think its Obama's fault that the Financial Crisis of 08 happened, and People have no reason to be angry at Wall Street and the Banks. Wow. Hey Herman, go tapdance for the massa, not every black man spends all his time Sucking up to rich white people like you. His Ancestors are rolling over in their grave

    Posted by: Kenny | Oct 14, 2011 8:00:59 PM

  10. No Conservative Teacher, The World is in a recession, the United States Economy all messed up because of Wall Street. If one of your Republicans wins the presidency, nothing will change and people like you will go from attacking the president to making up excuses. The Whole Damn World is in a recession, and no matter who is the President of the United States we are going to have a terrible economy and unemployment rate for some time, Because of Wall Street.

    Posted by: Kenny | Oct 14, 2011 8:07:02 PM

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