What you are witnessing is a transformational movement in this country.
The "Occupy" movement is a Progressive Tea Party!! Long overdue.
What do you think the right wing fears of this disjointed, ad hoc collection of right wing waste matter?
That's right, I wrote it, but don't misunderstand me. Not to be crass, but these people are not Republicans. THEY ARE WHAT REPUBLICANS CRAP OUT!! These people are Republican droppings. They are the waste product that results when Republicanism has stripped humans of whatever money, jobs, promise, retirement, health care, or voting voice they once had. These jobless, hopeless people are what are left after 30 years of "trickle on" economics embraced by the party of the wealthy. They are the by-product of this nation's orgiastic intercourse with laissez-faire economics. They're there because they have nothing to lose. They are a Progressive kamikaze run.
These disaffected people are the by-product of outsourcing, offshoring, cut Pell grants, exhausted unemployment and a changing economy that does not include them.
They may not be purely aligned with the Democratic Party, but the reflexive reaction of the GOP to these rag tag rebels is telling. The speed with which the right wing propaganda networks worked to neutralize them was impressive. First they ignored them. Then when ignoring them did not work, the denial of coverage turned to showcase the less-than-articulate among them. When this failed, they turned to show their hygiene and bodily functions. Pulitzer material that. Now they are busily showcasing the one anti-Semite among millions of rational occupiers.
Will this movement translate to the voting booth? These 21st-Century Hoovervilles lay bare the inequities in this country in an uncomfortable manner. So did Wisconsin.
Now that the Republican handiwork is exhibited on the radar; the Republicans have every right to fear what they have wrought, and their "collateral damage", like a stenching corpse, will not allow them, or next year's voters, to forget it.