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Ed Driscoll

Is Occupy Wall Street America’s ‘Arab Spring?’

October 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am

Funny, I’ve never compared President Obama to Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, but that’s just me:

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests and former White House “green jobs czar” Van Jones are the beginning of an “American Fall,” according to Rep. John Larson, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

In Tuesday evening remarks before a group of visiting activists and journalists from Egypt and Tunisia, Larson said the United States has drawn inspiration from revolutions in those countries and, as a result, is experiencing its own “Arab Spring, if you will.”

Wow, I know Rep. Larson is probably extremely frustrated with President Obama these days, but I’m assuming he’ll leave office peacefully next year if he loses his reelection bid. So perhaps he should hold off on tacitly calling for the NATO air strike, at least for now.

Still though, I can see where one aspect of his analogy holds up rather well.

Related: “‘Tahrir Envy’ Meets ‘Tea Party Envy’ on Wall Street,” Roger L. Simon writes.

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