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Coulter: A closer look at the occupation narrative

Publication: Longview News-Journal

Brian Coulter
November 26, 2011

President Obama, himself no amateur when it comes to community organizing and hobnobbing with union toughs, subversives and anarchists, pretends to understand the occupiers’ pain with Clintonian acuteness, embracing the ne’er-do-wells within the movement early while decrying the excesses of Wall Street and the rich. This is curious, given the Sunlight Foundation’s Influence Project unearthed proof that Obama pocketed “more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the past 20 years.” In 2008, up to one-fifth of Obama’s donations came from Wall Street.