Herman Cain to Occupy Wall Street protesters: If you’re not rich ‘blame yourself’

Herman Cain to Occupy Wall Street protesters: If you’re not rich ‘blame  yourself’

BY Aliyah  Shahid
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Wednesday, October 5th 2011,  1:49 PM

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain described the Occupy Wall Street protests as anti-capitalist.

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Republican  presidential candidate Herman Cain described the Occupy Wall Street protests as  anti-capitalist.

Unemployed Wall  Street protesters only have themselves to blame for lacking a job, so says Herman Cain.

The Republican presidential candidate insisted that the demonstrations were  being “orchestrated” to help President  Obama.

“I don’t have the facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these  demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies  of the Obama Administration,” Cain told the Wall Street Journal.

The Tea Party favorite then argued that the plight of the unemployed was  their own fault.

“Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job  and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they  succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed,” the ex-Godfather’s  Pizza CEO declared.

The fiery remarks come as protest organizers plan for their biggest  demonstrations yet — at least 2,000 people are expected to gather in lower Manhattan  Wednesday.

Last week, 700 protesters who spilled onto the streets near the Brooklyn Bridge  were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Cain acknowledged that the banking industry played a role in the 2008  economic meltdown, but argued they were no longer responsible.

Protesters and police officers on Brooklyn Bridge during the ‘Occupy Wall  Street’ rally on Oct. 1 (Anjali Mullany/News)

“They did have something to do with the crisis that we went into in 2008, but  we’re not in 2008, we’re in 2011,” Cain said.”…These demonstrations, I  honestly don’t understand what they’re looking for. To me, they come across more  as anti-capitalism.”

Cain’s campaign has been picking up steam since he won Florida‘s straw poll last  month.

And in a recent Rasmussen  Reports poll, Cain trails Obama by just five points in a head-to-head  matchup.

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