Jean Quan, Democratic mayor of Oakland, first called out the police to clear away a mob of OWS protesters, but now is offering public employees a day off to support them.
Liberals still don’t seem to have figured out that they are the establishment (I don’t know if it will be any comfort to them, but the protesters don’t seem to be able to figure that out, either). Being a liberal establishmentarian poses a very troublesome dilemma. On the one hand, you’ve finally got the power you always wanted; on the other, your core values are a mish-mash of poorly-digested leftist dogma, centered largely on the concept of victimhood. How can you lash out at the unwashed when you’ve always prided yourself on being their champion? How do you come to terms with the fact that the “oppressed” include a high proportion of self-destructive losers who would fail to prosper under any kind of economic system? How is all of this going to play out on MSNBC?
You made your sleeping bag, Jean. Lie in it.