On Friday, Republic Report attended the California Republican Convention in Burlingame. Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) closed the dinner with a speech comparing the problems faced by America in 1980 to today. He said that in 1980, we faced a threat from Soviet communism. McCarthy then said that today the country faces a similar threat from the Occupy Wall Street movement “in our parks”:
MCCARTHY: Have you ever thought about the similarities? Think back to 1980. First, we had a Democratic president. [...] We were battling the Soviet Union over the greatest form of government, the free market, or the ideas of communism. We have the same battle today, but now it’s not the Soviet Union, it’s the Occupy movement. It’s in our parks with the Occupy movement.
McCarthy is a member of the GOP leadership in the House of Representatives.
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