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Irony: Wealth Being Redistributed at Zuccotti Park

One thing we’ll miss when this Occupy Wall Street movement crashes and burns will be the seemingly endless amount of comedic fodder it’s been providing. Sure, there’s nothing to laugh about when you’ve got Communists, Nazis, Iranians, Hugo Chavez and cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal supporting this band of human debris, but it’s stories like this that leave us doubled over with laughter.

It’s a den of thieves!

Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”

So some spoiled brat is dumb enough to bring a $5500 Mac to a mass campout and wakes up shocked to find it missing? One can only envision the police trying to stilfe the laughter as they take the complaint.

All we’ve heard for weeks is those evil rich have to pay their fair share and calls for redistributing the wealth. Yet when someone actually starts redistributing the wealth, those having it redistributed find out it’s not all that much fun.

Now where’d I leave that world’s smallest violin?

“The worst thing is there’s people sleeping in the kitchen when they come, and they don’t even know about it! There are some really smart and sneaky thieves here,” Terrie said.

“I had umbrellas stolen, a fold-up bed I brought because my back is bad — they took that, too!”

Security volunteer Harry Wyman, 22, of Brooklyn was furious about the thievery — and vowed to get tough with the predatory perps.

“I’m not getting paid, but I’m not gonna stand for it. Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff? All it does is make people not wanna come here anymore,” Wyman fumed.

We should be so thankful.

Meanwhile, Democrat pollster Doug Schoen, clearly realizing these knuckleheads spell doom for Democrats, notes how dangerously out of touch these people are.

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are making a critical error in embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement—and it may cost them the 2012 election.

Last week, senior White House adviser David Plouffe said that “the protests you’re seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America. . . . People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don’t seem to play by the same set of rules.” Nancy Pelosi and others have echoed the message.

Yet the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects values that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people—and particularly with swing voters who are largely independent and have been trending away from the president since the debate over health-care reform.

Schoen points out 31% of them support violence to advance their agenda while 98% are OK with civil disobedience. It’s a dangerous path Democrats are taking, but they’ve claimed full ownership already.

Good luck distancing themselves from this pack of thieves and miscreants.

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