2012 GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich are positive that this whole Occupy Wall Street thing is overblown. This is because they represent all of the everyday millionaire pizza moguls and Tiffany's marketers/serial adulterers who know that these nurses, students, union members and other "people" are just jealous. "Part of it is jealousy…My parents never said that we hope the rich people lose something so that we can get something," Cain said at a joint appearance on Face the Nation, presumably forgetting that time he left a flaming bag of poo on John Schnattner's doorstep.
Gingrich can see the jealousy angle (who isn't jealous of Newt Gingrich?) but it's moreso that the protesters are uneducated:
We have had a strain of hostility to free enterprise and frankly, a strain of hostility to classic America starting in our academic institutions and spreading across this country and I regard the Wall Street protesters as a natural outcome of a bad education system teaching them really dumb ideas.
Newt knows a lot about "dumb ideas" because it's his job to come up with them. And while commie pinko/"intellectual" Slavoj Žižek may have spoken in support of the protesters at Zuccotti Park for an hour today, the author of Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic is no match for the wordsmith behind Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less and Divorcing Your Wife on Her Deathbed For Dummies.
Not to be outclassed, Peter King, speaking on non-racist Laura Ingraham's radio show, called the protesters a "ragtag mob" and noted, "The fact is these people are anarchists." He's right: look at how disordered and nihilistic this food they prepared was put on the plate! He continued:
“We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,” he said, adding “I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.”