Some people want to compare the Occupy movement with the Tea Party. The only comparison I see is they are groups of people; however, the difference is they have different agendas. The Tea Party does not want America to be TRANSFORMED into a Socialist/Communist state, whereas, the Occupy crowd does. The Tea Party talks about self reliance and limited government, whereas the Occupy movement wants to end Capitalism and expand government. The Tea Party has been vilified by the Statists and the Mainstream Media, by being called condescending and defamatory names such as extremists and terrorists in order to marginalize and silence them. Whereas the Occupy movement has been embraced by the Statists and the Mainstream Media.
It was Barack Hussein Obama who said he wanted to TRANSFORM America. Unfortunately, not enough people asked into what. True Americans do NOT want their country turned into a Socialist State. The Statists were uncivil and condescending when they rammed Obamacare through Congress against the wishes of the majority of the American people, but there was no mention of their unruly actions in the so-called Main Stream Media.
According to the Statists and the so-called Mainstream Media the Tea Party are “Terrorists,” among other things. As expected, they embrace the Occupy Movement. Let’s compare the rhetoric from them regarding both groups. The following are statements made by them regarding the Occupy Movement:
Barack Obama: “I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel. We understand their struggles. And we are on their side. In some ways they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party.”
Joe Biden: Re: Occupy Movement, "I really don't know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press. I don't disrespect the tea party. I think the tea party and the Van Jones folks are different halves of the same concern."Biden continued: "You have on one end Van Jones's guys, whoever he is, talking about Wall Street."Suddenly, both Harris and his co-host Tedd Webb laughed and reminded Biden that Jones was the "Green czar" in the administration. "Oh, is that… alright," Biden replied.
Nancy Pelosi: “And God bless them for their spontaneity. You know, it’s an independent, people coming. It’s young, it’s spontaneous, it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.”
Van Jones: “The best people, the best people in our country right now, the most selfless are down there on Wall Street standing up against the most selfish.”
Maxine Waters: “The incidents of crime are merely a “distraction” from the Occupiers’ ultimate goal. Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up.They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country. So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things. I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”
And then there’s and the Tea Party:
Barack Hussein Obama’s response regarding Joe Biden’s Tea Party are terrorists: "Now, in fairness, since I've been called a socialist who wasn't born in this country, who is destroying America and taking away its freedoms because I passed a health care bill, I'm all for lowering the rhetoric."
Vice President Joe Biden: “The Tea Party Republicans are acting like ‘Terrorists.’”
VP Joe Biden: “This is a different kind of fight. This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only folks keeping the barbarians [Tea Party] at the gate. That’s why they want you so bad.”
Nancy Pelosi: Re:The Tea Party, “I think they are Astro-turf, you be the judge of carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.”
Bob Beckel of Fox News contributor: “the Tea Terrorist Party.”
Steven Rattner of Morning Joe: “The Tea Party Guys are like strapped with dynamite in Times Square at rush hour and say you are going to do it my way or we will blow you up and ourselves and the whole country with us.”
Chris Matthews of Hardball: “The GOP has become the Wahabi’s of American Government willing to risk bringing down the whole country in the service of their anti-tax ideology.”
Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg News: “They (Tea Party) strapped explosives to the Capitol and they think they are immune to it.”
Tina Brown of News Week: “The Tea Party is equal to ‘Suicide Bombers.’”
Thomas Friedman of New York Times: “The Tea Party is Hezbollah.”
Peter Goodman of Huffington Post: “The Tea Party acts like ‘Terrorists.’”
Maxine Waters, “The Tea Party can go straight to hell.”
William Yeoman of CNN: “The Tea Party faction in the House are ‘Full Blown Terrorists.’”
Fareed Zakaria of CNN: “The Tea Party wants to blow up the country.”
Paul Krugman of New York Times: “The Tea Party wants to blow up the economy.”
David Brooks of New York Times: “The Tea Party has no sense of moral decency.”
Jimmy Hoffa: "President Obama, this is your army, we are ready to march. But everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back, and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these son-of-a-bitches [Tea Party] out."
The Statists are the ones who are un-American and attack the Tea Party Patriots with ad hominem attacks demonizing them in an effort to silence them, because the FACTS do not back them up. Tea Party people are Patriotic Americans who are concerned about their country. Tea Party people want their leaders to follow the Constitution; they want limited Government; less taxes and for Government to control and cut spending. They want to encourage people to be self reliant and less dependent on Government. On the other hand, the Statists want the United States to continue on the path to Bankruptcy with their out of control spending and their ‘Cradle to Grave’ ideology; wherein they coerce people to be more dependent on Government in order to garner their votes to stay in POWER. Whose side do you want to be on?