American Occupy

  • Aired:  10/17/11
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The Occupy Wall Street movement has "made it" once Mitt Romney takes both sides of the argument. (4:01)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

HOLD ON.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE DARTH VADER

IN A BRA AND PANTIES?

HOLD ON.

WELCOME BACK.

ALSO WHEN WE WERE LAST ON THE

AIR, THE PROTEST KNOWN AS

OCCUPY WALL STREET WERE IN

THEIR INFANCY.

LET'S CHECK IN ON HOW THEY'RE

DOING NOW.

>> WALL STREET PROTEST STARTED

HERE IN NEW YORK LAST MONTH

HAVE NOW SPREAD TO MORE THAN

60 OTHER CITIES.

>> THE PROTESTS HAVE STRETCHED

FROM NEW YORK AND BOSTON TO

SEATTLE, LOS ANGELES.

>> Jon: NEW YORK, BOSTON

(BREATHLESS) THEY'RE LIKE THE

HARD ROCK CAFE OF LEFTIST

MOVEMENTS.

HEY, EVERYBODY.

TRY THE EMMA GOLDMAN BURGER.

IT'S A REVOLUTION.

THAT'S NOT THE ONLY GOOD NEWS.

>> THE MOVEMENT'S WEBSITE HAS

COLLECTED NEARLY $300,000 IN

DONATIONS.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE $300,000?

ALL RIGHT.

YOU BETTER CHANGE THE TITLE OF

THE PROTEST.

THERE YOU GO.

I'M KIDDING.

I'M SURE THE MONEY IS, YOU

KNOW, IS IN NO WAY GOING TO GO

TO THEIR HEAD.

THEY GOT A BUTLER.

SON OF A BITCH.

SIR, YOUR HASH, SIR.

PERHAPS THE BEST SIGN OF THE

MOVEMENT...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

PERHAPS THE BEST SIGN OF THE

MOVEMENT'S GROWING POPULARITY

HAS TO BE THIS.

>> LAST WEEK ON THE CAMPAIGN

TRAIL IN FLORIDA, ROMNEY SAID

THIS ABOUT THE OCCUPY WALL

STREET MOVEMENT.

QUOTE, I THINK IT'S DANGEROUS.

THIS CLASS WARFARE.

BUT MONDAY ROMNEY SOUNDED MUCH

DIFFERENT WHEN MEETING WITH

VOTERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

>> I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE TOP

1%.

I WORRY ABOUT THE 99% IN

AMERICA.

SO I LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING

ON WALL STREET AND MY OWN VIEW

IS, BOY, I UNDERSTAND HOW

THOSE PEOPLE FEEL.

>> Jon: LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT.

FIRST OF ALL, I LOOK AT THEM

AND I SAY, OH, BOY, YOU KNOW,

UMM: I LOOK AT THE 99% AND I

SAY, GEE, WOW.

THERE SEEMS TO BE A (BEEP)

THESE PEOPLE.

HONEY, GET THE GATE.

THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW YOU'VE

MADE IT.

WHEN MITT ROMNEY HAS TAKEN

BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT

ABOUT YOU.

OF COURSE IT HASN'T BEEN ALL

GOOD NEWS FOR THE MOVEMENT FOR

ALL THEIR POPULARITY FOR ALL

THE PARTICIPANTS WITH

THOUGHTFUL CRITIQUES OF OUR

POWER STRUCTURE.

THERE'S ALSO THIS.

A GUY TAKING A (BEEP).

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THE GUY (BEEP) ON POLICE CAR.

MEET ME AT CAMERA THREE.

NO!

NO, BAD.

NO!

NAUGHTY!

NAUGHTY!

( APPLAUSE )

HERE'S THE PROBLEM.

UNFORTUNATELY PROTESTS ARE

OFTEN AS MUCH ABOUT OPTICS AS

THEY ARE ABOUT SUBSTANCE.

YOU DO NOT WANT THIS TO BE

YOUR TIANAMEN SQUARE.

YOU HAVE TAPPED INTO A REAL

INJUSTICE THAT PEOPLE FEEL

ABOUT THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL

MARKETS.

NOTHING CAN DERAIL YOUR

MOVEMENT FAST EVERY THAN

SOMEONE WHO IS UNABLE TO

DERAIL THEIR MOVEMENTS.

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