“I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country… Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans.” — Eric Cantor, Teaparty House Leader, Oct. 7, 2011
Because the Teaparty has never, never — no, never evah pitted Americans against Americans! *clutching pearls*
Message to Cantor and the Teaparty: There is nothing comparable to the Teaparty’s “pitting of Americans against Americans” in the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Not only do both sides NOT do it, but #99percent actually INCLUDES the dipshits with the signs above.
The Fox and the Grapes by Aesop. When the fox fails to reach the grapes, he decides he does not want them after all. Rationalization (making excuses) is often involved in reducing anxiety about conflicting cognitions, according to cognitive dissonance theory.