Many of you know that since I was introduced to KD over at CA’s place, I have followed his Ticker daily.
I have found Karl to be a very quick mind, intelligent, accomplished with many serious businesses (and diverse) in his background. When it comes to financial analyses, I have not yet found fault.
When it comes to political analyses…I am not as confident.
First, he voted for President Obama. Had that been a financial decision, he’d now be a pauper.
Second, he has, it seems to me, an axe to grind against the Tea Party. Now, I get that and I know many of you do, too – the real Tea Party was hijacked. But that doesn’t mean that the people who were there in the beginning of the Tea Party are gone, or duped. Some, sure, but most of those folks who I know just got disgusted and walked away.
Karl posted an OWS working group position paper that, essentially, mimicks Jefferson and leaves Hamilton out of the mix. I can live with that. Karl is declaring, with just a hint of reservation, that this is evidence that Occupy is essentially the new and real Tea Party.
But, every political sense I have is screaming that this is merely more PsyOps and obfuscation by the folks pulling the strings behind the scenes of the Occupy Useful Idiots.
The more the Occupy folks “seem” to be inline with Jefferson, fly Gadsden, affirm their love of the Constitution as ratified…the harder it gets for real Constitutionalists to make an argument against them.
And at the end of the day, I do not see the Occupy folks sticking with any Jeffersonian vision of the republic.
They will look to expand General Welfare, Interstate Commerce and Necessary & Proper as unbound license to redistribute wealth in the name of the Constitution.
Time will tell where the true center of power exists in the Occupy Movement, but I would caution all of us to look for the hook before biting the bait on this Movement.