A line from the excellent speech at the RNC last night by Paul Ryan sums up Hope & Change:
“Now all that’s left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at the moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind.”
Thankfully, the same can be said for the appalling Occupy Wall Street movement. This is what its attempts to disrupt the RNC have amounted to:
The band of fewer than 100 “Occupy”-style protesters tried to taunt police officers by dangling bagels and donuts at the end of fishing poles. “I guess they thought that was funny,” said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor outside a downtown hotel, where she dealt with the protesters personally. The protesters took over intersections and refused to move for more than 15 minutes — until getting up and asking police for directions to their next protest site.
So far, only three people have been arrested in RNC-related protests, including one suspected of a protester-on-protester attack at a “Romneyville” encampment, WTSP reports. It’s been so uneventful that the police chief has canceled several news conferences on protests because of a lack of news.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.