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Cain to protesters: 'If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself'

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Herman Cain said that he believed the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests were "orchestrated" to help president Obama, and denounced the protesters during an interview published by the Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

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"I don’t have 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 said.

Cain also had little sympathy for the message of the protesters, who have generally been complaining about income disparity within the United States. Nearly 1,000 protesters were arrested over the weekend on the Brooklyn Bridge, and protests similar to those in Lower Manhattan have sprung up nationwide.

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