GOP, Cantor Slam Wall St. ‘Mobs’

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    The now nationwide Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have presented another opportunity for Republican leaders to attack the Obama administration. House GOP Leader Eric Cantor belittled the protests as “mobs” in a statement at a conservative “Values Voter Summit” in Washington on Friday, a day after President Obama weighed in on the situation with empathy. “I think it expresses the frustrations the American people feel,” the president said at a news conference. Cantor slammed Obama on Friday, even condemning the administration’s “failed policies” as the root of the protests. “Some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans,” he said.

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