Too late, folks. You own it.
The Republican Party and the tea party seemed to be a natural political pairing. But what may have seemed like another politically beneficial alliance — Democrats and Occupy Wall Street — hasn’t happened.
Although both Democrats and the Occupy protesters have similar views on economic inequality and corporate responsibility, each holds the other at arm’s length. There’s little benefit to Democrats in opening their arms wide to a scruffy group that has erupted in violence, defied police and shown evidence of drug use while camping in public parks across the country — much as the prospect of such a pairing delights Republicans.
Problem is, they opened their arms very wide with a full embrace.
Meanwhile, the OWS violence continues.
To update our earlier report about a copy with a hand injury: a cop was cut on the left hand by a thrown glass object.
Another cop was doused in the face with an unknown liquid earlier.
Four cops who were doused with a liquid earlier went to New York Downtown hospital.