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Hasner fundraising letter rips Occupy Wall Street as 'left wing activists, anarchists'



Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner ripped the Occupy Wall Street movement today in a fundraising appeal.

"Instead of standing with the millions of middle class Americans who work hard, play by the rules, and want government to get off their backs and out of their way - President Obama is siding with a collection of left-wing activists, anarchists, and extremists who are occupying cities from New York to Miami," reads Hasner's e-mail soliciation, which includes a picture of demonstrators scuffling with police.

Rest of the letter:

This is who our President supports? Thugs tackling police officers?
The front lines of President Obama and the Democrats' new supposedly anti-capitalist army is manned by kids decked out in the latest designer logoed clothes and sporting the latest high-tech toys from some of the world's most successful corporations. They're joined by born-again communists and ranting anti-Semites who want to destroy Israel.
But behind the scenes, the Occupy Wall Street protests are just an excuse for the same old liberals and far-left radicals to wage class warfare. Backed, funded, and organized by people like George Soros, big labor unions, and the mainstream media, this is obviously a desperate bid to keep President Obama in office.
The hard-working Floridians I meet each and every day are struggling under the weight of the Obama administration's failed economic policies and its massive government spending. They don't complain, they don't disrupt other people's days, they just want to provide for themselves and their families.  They want a government that understands them and stops making things so hard!

The majority of us do not support the demands of the "Occupy" movement. We just want smaller and smarter government based on conservative, Constitutional principles.  We want a tax code that doesn't reward special interests, less government spending, and the opportunities to pursue our dreams in what is still the greatest country on Earth.
That's why I'm fighting to represent you in the U.S. Senate.  If you agree with me, I hope you'll consider making a small donation so that we can continue our campaign to take back our country.
Send a message to the "Occupy" movement and their ally, President Obama, that he should be "on the side" of people who work hard and try to make America better, not the left-wing radicals in the streets.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:58pm]


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