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Herman Cain to the Unemployed: You’re Losers.

Updated on October 6, 2011

06 October 2011

Granny Peace Brigade. Occupy Wall Street, Day 15, October 1st, 2011
Granny Peace Brigade. Occupy Wall Street, Day 15, October 1st, 2011 | Source

With the Occupy Wall Street movement growing and spreading to other cities, attacks of the movement have started to be voiced by the GOP. One such attack came from presidential candidate Herman Cain, who remarked that "if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!" His slur doesn't make any sense considering the movement is not comprised of, or speaking for, only the poor and jobless. That's why they are calling themselves 99 percenters. It isn't a surprise that Mr. Cain, a one percenter, doesn't understand what the movement is about, but it is disturbing. Even more disturbing, however, is his willingness to levy insults at a sizeable portion of this country's citizens. While a presidential candidate can hold any ideological position they choose, they must still strive to represent all of us, not just the ones they like.

Cain isn't the only one attacking the movement. Paul Broun (R-GA) called the movement an "attack upon freedom." As a Tea Party member, Mr. Broun is supposed to have a strong belief in the Constitution. Evidently his version of the Constitution is a modified one that says something other than "We the People." That would seem to be the only way to explain how he could consider American citizens protesting peacefully to be an "attack upon freedom."

Multi-millionaire Mitt Romney, not wanting to miss an opportunity to attack Americans who are not as rich as him, called the movement "class warfare." He may be right, but if he is, the Occupy Wall Street protestors didn't start it—they are simply starting to recognize it for what it is.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) spoke on the house floor today condemning the statement made by Herman Cain, and said she would continue to do so anytime a presidential candidate made a "statement of insult to the American people." She suggested that Mr. Cain should try to "understand the common man and stop being so high and mighty," then concluded by telling him to "get a grip and understand what America is all about."


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    • suzettenaples profile image

      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Touche! Great article. I like your style!

    • gmwilliams profile image

      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Great hub. Yes, there are some people do really do not wish to pursue gainful employment. However, there are people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. What Mr. Cain said was callous and selfish on his part.

      It is unchecked corporate greed which is destroying the country. The people who are protesting are educated and intelligent folk who want some economic parity. Yes, we need more decent jobs, especially for the highly educated who often have to take jobs that high school graduates do. This is totally horrendous. We need decent jobs which pay a decent wage. America is just for the rich elite but for everyone.

    • PETER LUMETTA profile image


      7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      We are the 99%. Without us there is no U.S.A., if Mr. Cain doesn't like us maybe he should go to Saudi Arabia and try to be President there, oops they don't like anybody but people who believe in Islam and besides they have a King. Maybe that would suit the GOP better if we had a Divine Rights ruling King! I know Rick Perry and Michelle would like it. Thanks Junk for the clearer look,



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