Since very few Democrats ever embraced the fundamental grievances of the OWS movement — in other words, opposition to a Wall-Street-dominated economy rigged in favor of the few–why in the world should we expect that the same Dems would embrace the movement now, per this article in Roll Call? Starting with Barack Obama, who kept his hands off the banks under the tutelage of fine ex-Rubinites like Summers and Geithner, both of them pining for the lost ’90s. To identify with OWS aims is to engage in self-indictment, and no one wants to do that…. It’s not too much to say that the relationship of mainstream Dems to OWS is similar to the relationship of mainstream Republicans to the tea party. The Dems would like to shoo away OWS as an uncomfortable reminder of their chronic betrayal of principles of equity; the Repubs would like to shoo away the tea party as an uncomfortable reminder of their chronic betrayal of principles of fiscal restraint…..(Picture credit: MikeNormaneconomics).