The American Spectator : The Real Sleeping Giant Thus, Obama and the liberals thought the OWS would be the answer to the Tea Party, and he would get the country to sympathize with his brand of marxist class envy. But, it's backfiring. All people are seeing is a bunch of dirty, filthy spoiled brats, sitting around and demanding other people pay for their demands. That might have worked in Europe, but not in the US, where Americans pride themselves on (as Rush Limbaugh puts it) "rugged individualism." We don't want the government to pay for all our needs. We want to do it ourselves. And we don't want a lot of people demanding WE pay for their spoiled demands. This is another example of where I think the establishment is wrong. The establishment (of both parties) think Obama can win. I think Obama is extremely vulnerable, more vulnerable than Jimmy Carter, to defeat. Oh don't get me wrong, the Republicans can still pull defeat from the jaws of victory. They've done it before with John McCain and Bob Dole. Like the liberals, the Republican establishment has a fixed way of thinking and they won't be confused by facts or reality. They are still convinced they need a "moderate" (aka watered down liberal) to win elections, and they won't let inconvenient truths like Reagan or Bush convince them otherwise. Doesn't matter how many times they LOSE with this forumla (Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain), they STILL are determined they can win with a moderate. I liken it to the communists who refuse to accept reality that communism doesn't work. They tell themselves it can work if the "right people" run it. Same thing with the Republican leadership. They believe the "right moderate" will win an election. So, we can still lose this election, thanks to the Republican establishment. But it won't be because Obama defeats us, we will have defeated ourselves.