Chris Hayes has uncovered a memo laying out strategies to stop OWS. Why?
Republicans may turn on big banks, at least in public, altering the political ground for years to come. It is one of the first clear signs that the movement may be starting to trouble the moneyed elite.
The firm of Clark, Lytle, Geduldig, Cranford, is scheduled to send a four page long memo to one of its Wall Street clients on Thanksgiving. (I bet that memo just hit the shredder). Here's a link to their client list: http://www.clgcdc.com/.... Oddly, Koch Industries is on that list. Shocker!
More gobble gobble goodness from Chris Hayes' scoop (which MSNBC provided to HuffPo):
The firm expresses angst over the idea that the movement could mean "more than just short-term discomfort for Wall Street firms" and has "the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye."
The first paragraph reads like tryptophan after turkey (yawn):
Leading Democratic party strategists have begun to openly discuss the benefits of embracing the growing and increasingly organized Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement to prevent Republican gains in Congress and the White House next year. We have seen this process of adopting extreme positions and movements to increase base voter turnout, including in the 2005-2006 immigration debate. This would mean more than just short-term discomfort for Wall Street firms. If vilifying the leading companies of this sector is allowed to become an unchallenged centerpiece of a coordinated Democratic campaign, it has the potential to have very long-lasting political, policy and financial impacts on the companies in the center of the bullseye.
However, this one got me all salivating for some pumpkin pie with whipped cream:
It shouldn't be surprising that the Democratic party or even President Obama's re-election team would campaign against Wall Street in this cycle. However the bigger concern should be that Republicans will no longer defend Wall Street companies -- and might start running against them too.Emphasis mine.
Chris twittered the link (why HuffPo, Chris? oh well) earlier tonight to give us a morsel of what will be on his show Saturday morning: Up with Chris Hayes. I've got the coffee brewing.
Here's the (cough) HuffPo link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
Update at 6:05 a.m. Just got the memo: not analyzed yet, nor did I read the new info on Chris Hayes' site. Here's the memo: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/...
Update at 6:35: h/t Kaneblues: read more at Chris Hayes msnbc blog for connection to Boehner and fears of tea party/OWS coming together against the banks: http://upwithchrishayes.msnbc.msn.com/
7:08 AM PT: Two of the memo’s authors, partners Sam Geduldig and Jay Cranford, previously worked for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Geduldig joined CLGC before Boehner became speaker; Cranford joined CLGC this year after serving as the speaker’s assistant for policy. A third partner, Steve Clark, is reportedly “tight” with Boehner, according to a story by Roll Call that CLGC features on its website.
7:10 AM PT: Also, Sherrod Brown is a named target. (h/t NWTerriD) He is going to be on Chris Hayes' show tomorrow morning to discuss the memo.
Update at 8:30 a.m.: five minute video segment re "the memo" (h/t Doctor Who)