| Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, who's a creator and promoter of the Tea Party, was on the Mike Rosen Show yesterday, and he and Rosen spent a couple minutes discussing the Wall Street Greed protest.
Armey's rambling about the demonstration shows why the simple message of Wall Street Greed is so effective.
The conservatives try to say, Wall Street is not greedy because.... and they immediately start to sound really out of touch.
Here's Dick Armey, who's not a stupid guy:
Armey: ...Goofballs that are walking around now protesting what they call, Wall Street greed is just ridiculous. I don't know how you even respond to people like that.
Rosen: You're talking about the, Occupy Wall Street, demonstration here.
Armey: Right, right. These folks first of all, the first thing the left does, progressives, there's a documented history of this is a design by them, is distort the language. Basically what they argue is that people who have gone out and worked hard and earned their living and want to keep the money they earned through their legal, honest effort, these people are greedy.... To me, greed was wanting something from someone else that you hadn't earned. That's what I always thought greed was. But to these folks, greed is wanting to keep what you worked very hard to earn. I mean, I don't get it. I don't get their line of thinking. You know, I think they've got a distorted sense of truth. I don't know, it's very frustrating to me because it's hard to know how anybody can be that misguided and that arrogant.
Rosen might have been alone, even among his audience, in not wanting to ask: Ok, about that Wall Street Greed that is self evident in America?