By Justin Sink
Conservatives have increasingly tried to paint the protesters as aligned behind the president's political interests. On Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain questioned whether the protests were being "orchestrated" to help Obama.
"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.
But Rand Paul's father, Ron - who himself is running for the GOP nomination - has voiced support for the protesters.
"If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, 'good!'" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire.