Paranoid Much? Ed Schultz Wants Obama 'Infiltrating' Wall Street Protests

After all, who knows what these loose-cannon layabouts might do next.

Easily irritated radio host and aspiring MSNBC flamethrower Ed Schultz has become a huge fan of Occupy Wall Street, even while keeping his distance from the protesters after many of them jeered him as a "corporatist" during a broadcast of "The Ed Show" from lower Manhattan. (audio after page break)

But Schultz is apparently also wary enough of the Wall Street protesters that he sees some type of surveillance of them by the Obama administration may be necessary (audio) --

I find it hard to believe that the Obama team would not be infiltrating, I don't know if that's the right word or not, infiltrating  and finding out exactly who these folks are, whether they're going to tap into it or not. I mean, the crowd that I was in there, it was very clear to me, well, these are, (chuckles) you know, you're going to find a few stray cats out there but look, these are Obama supporters! OK? They are. And some of them are mad at the president for not doing enough, for not getting enough, but I think for the most part they're Obama supporters. And I think there's been some kind of a reluctance on the part of the media to say that!

Imagine the uproar if Limbaugh, Hannity, Boehner, Bachmann, etc., suggested anything resembling tea party infiltration of Occupy Wall Street.

Schultz states the obvious while flattering himself that he's sticking his neck out: the Wall Street protesters, he says, are mostly Obama supporters. Gee, ya think?

That being the case, why would it be necessary to infiltrate them? I'm sorry, could you speak a little louder, Col. Jessup ...

They flatter themselves as the "99 percent" getting screwed by the wealthiest one percent. It would be more accurate to say that 99 percent of this crowd was enamored of Obama back in 2008, before the belated shattering realization that he's not from Krypton.

Jack Coleman
Liberated ex-liberal from the People's Republic of Massachusetts