Is White House Encouraging Wall Street Violence?

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Riley Michaels on 09-10-2011

For anyone who is paying attention, it’s starting to become obvious that President Obama along with his VP Joe Biden are becoming more and more complicit, if not outwardly instigating the ever-growing Occupy Wall Street protesters – a movement that is spreading across the country. Utah’s senior Sen. Orrin Hatch has stated that he believes comments made by Obama and Biden about “running Republicans out of town” could end up turning the protests more ugly than they already are.

Orrin HatchSen. Hatch warned, “We are going to have riots in this country because of what these people are doing,”. Sen. Hatch stated that he truly believes that words from the Oval Office, coupled with the Teamster’s president Jimmy Hoffa Junior’s Labor Day speech, where Hoffa referred to tea party members as” sons of bitches” who should be” taken out” is sufficiently incendiary to incite more violence.

Hatch told reporters in Salt Lake City, “They are going to get people very angry and sooner or later people who basically are dependent upon the federal government and are about to be cut back, yeah, you are going to have lots of problems,” .

Sen. Rand Paul joined with Hatch in Hatch’s criticism of the White House, by calling Obama and Biden’s remarks “inflammatory”, and saying that the protesters reminded him of the mob in Paris, during the French Revolution. 

“I see the president’s rhetoric of envy inflaming the public,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ Judge AndrewRand Paul Napolitano. I hope ultimately it doesn’t result in lawlessness where they say, ‘Gosh those nice iPads through the window should be mine and why don’t I throw a brick through the window to get them because rich people don’t deserve to have them when I can’t have one.”

Obama said during his Thursday press conference that voters will “run Republicans out of town” if they refuse to pass his jobs bill. He then expressed sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street movement which started in lower Manhattan three weeks ago. He said it “expresses the frustrations that the American people feel. “People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”

Biden compared the protests to the birth of the Tea Party. “What is the core of that protest? The core is: The bargain has been breached. The core is the American people do not think the system is fair, or on the level. That is the core is what you’re seeing with Wall Street. There’s a lot in common with the tea party,” he said at the Washington Ideas Forum. “The tea party started, why? TARP. They thought it was unfair.”

And Biden is not the only one trying to compare the movement to the Tea Party. The Los Angeles Times equated the Occupy Wall street protestors to “a Tea Party for Democrats.”

The concept of comparing the violent Wall street  protests – with their thousands of arrests – to the Tea Party, was put in proper context by Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer. Kremer told Britain’s Guardian newspaper the protesters were like “a kid having a temper tantrum because their parents won’t buy them the whole ice-cream store. Their demands are ridiculous, absurd.” Kremer added. “This isn’t Wall Street’s fault. It’s Washington’s fault – and that’s where they should focus their efforts.”

David Webb of Manhattan-based Tea Party 365  added, “I accept that there will always be institutions or individuals who want to take advantage of any grass-roots movement.  They tried to take advantage of us, but by and large we said no. We don’t yet know whether Occupy Wall Street will do the same.”

The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Tampa in just the past week.

Jonathan Collegio who works for Karl Rove’s American Crossroads office in Washington said “It’s just your generic left wing protest. It reminded me of those World Bank/IMF protests from about 10 years ago, where the exact cause was nebulous, and the protests were instead a cornucopia of disparate left wing causes from veganism to anarchy.”

Tea party aligned Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia agreed. “They don’t know why they’re there. They’re just mad,” he told ABC’s Top Line.

“Now the unions seem to be weighing in and trying to subvert that anger into a political power to try to re-elect a president whose policies are just totally ignorant and incompetent about the economy and how to create jobs and how to create freedom in this country.”

Rush Limbaugh said that the protestors were just an accurate example of Obama’s base. “He expressed his solidarity because those are his campaign foot soldiers down there. He can’t turn his back on them this close to the elections,” Said Limbaugh.

Presidential frontrunner Herman Cain said he believes that the whole protest movement has been “planned andHerman Cain orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama Administration. Cain said, “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.”

And Majority House leader Eric Cantor called the protesters “a mob” saying he was becoming “increasingly concerned” about the growing amount of violence being adopted by the movement.


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