Refusing to understand conservative objections to the president’s economic policies and reluctant to acknowledge the failures of said policies, Democrats — and their allies in the mainstream media — have been peddling the notion that Republicans are engaged in economic sabotage, obstructing Democratic legislation in order to forestall an economic recovery and so prevent Barack Obama’s reelection.
The New York Times even called the Republican method “economic vandalism.” Guess they missed all those bills the Republican House passed only to see them die in the Democratic Senate. Or, maybe the paper’s editors missed the classes in college on free market economics (that is, if said classes were taught at all).
Well, some participants in free market movements aren’t waiting for Times editors to take remedial courses in free market economics. They, like resilient individuals do in a (mostly) free society tend to do, are taking action on their own to help get the economy moving again:
Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America, a Tea Party coalition of groups countering the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, are challenging the latest move by Occupy Wall Street protesters to occupy or boycott publicly traded retailers on Black Friday by instead encouraging consumers to shop on Black Friday to help the economy recover.
“At a time when our economy is most fragile and ratings agencies are talking about another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, it’s completely irresponsible for Occupy Wall Street to attempt to bring the U.S. economy to a halt on the busiest shopping day of the year,” Liberate organizer and a spokesman for the Tea Party, John Sullivan, stated in a press release.
Emphasis added. (Via Instapundit.) Wonder if any of those folks who accused Republicans of “economic vandalism” will level the same charge against the #OWS folks.
Looks like the Tea Party coalition had some success, as Glenn reports, “RETAIL SUPPORT BRIGADE SITREP: Black Friday sales up 7 percent over 2010. Some people worried that it had become a “hollow army,” but these magnificent troops rose to the occasion one more time.”