When doesn’t 99% equal 99%? That’s simple. It’s when Rasmsussen’s polling shows #OWS’s popularity disappearing:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Votes hold at least a somewhat favorable view of the Occupy Wall Street protesters while 55% have an unfavorable view.

The OWS criminals have been calling themselves the 99% for far too long. The reality is that they don’t represent the mainstream of American politics. The vast majority of them are significantly to the left of Ms. Pelosi. That’s why Americans don’t have a high opinion of OWS thugs.

This is a major problem for Democrats wanting to wrap themselves in the OWS’ protests against “the 1%”.

The Democrats’ class envy campaign is turning people off. Most people don’t begrudge “the rich” for their success. Most people either would be satisfied with doing well or by following in “the rich’s” footsteps.

Democrats are betting this election on the hope that Americans will suddenly change their minds and become bitter people who begrudge other people’s success. That isn’t our national character. Because we’re a nation of doers, we’d rather create success than begrudge those that are successful.

OWS doesn’t represent the 99% because they’re whining, sniveling ‘the world owes me’ whiners. This poll proves it.

If President Obama wants to attach himself to OWS and incorporate their class warfare message into his stump speech, something that appears to have happened, then he’ll inflict pain on his campaign. While it might solidify his base, this rhetoric hurts him with independents.

The dirty little unspoken secret, except on this website alone, is that a president that’s struggling to rally his base is in deep re-election trouble.

When Bill Clinton ran for re-election in 1996, his base was solidly behind him. When George W. Bush ran for re-election, his base was enthusiastically working to get him re-elected. When President Reagan ran for re-election, he won 49 states. Need I say more?

OWS isn’t popular. It’s a curse on the Democratic Party. It’s worth noting that it’s a curse that the Democratic Party created. If President Obama wants to wrap himself in OWS’s type of populism, we’ll gladly bury him politically in that OWS coffin.

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