Barack Obama on Tea Parties and Flea Parties: Wrong Again

Up until recently, the Tea Party might just as well have been called the DevilNaziEvilRacistUgly Party as far as the Progressives and their ilk were concerned.  In retrospect, calling participants “Tea Baggers” was one of the nicer things the Left said.  Barack Obama did nothing to stop this concerted attack against a substantial portion of the American population.

Now, though, Obama’s rhetorical shoe is on the other foot, which is peculiar, really, because, as far as I can tell, he’s got at least one foot lodged firmly in his mouth.  How else to account for this bizarre pronouncement?

President Obama today likened the anti-Wall Street protests to the Tea Party protests that helped Republicans in last year’s congressional elections.

“In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” Obama told ABC’s Jake Tapper in an interview to air tonight on Nightline.

The only thing that the OWeS* and the Tea Partiers have is that they’ve both turned out to protest the government.  Only an idiot would take that single fact and use it as the basis for saying that the two movements aren’t “that different” from each other.  I mean, someone who would compare OWeS and Tea Partiers probably comes from the same intellectual milieu the same kind of person who would seek to gather under the “freedom fighter” umbrella both al Qaeda in Iraq, which wants to kill all Jews, Christians, and homosexuals, while subordinating everyone to worldwide sharia, and the Founding Fathers, who wanted to maximize individual freedom, including freedom of worship.  Nobody could be that dumb.  Oh . . . never mind.

For the President’s edification, here are just a few differences:

Tea Partiers want small government; OWeS want big government.

Tea Partiers are constitutionalists; OWes are Marxists.

Tea Partiers are extremely tidy; OWeS are filthy slobs.

Tea Partiers pay their own way (and expect the government to do so too); OWeS expect everyone to pay for them.

And of course, Tea Partiers and OWeS have very different visuals:


*Thanks to Indigo Red for that wonderful acronym.

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    Choice of music sums it up perfectly in your video, BW – OWeS want “Sweet [strike] Street Charity”

  • Mike Devx

    Tea Partiers show up at an event for a few hours, and then return home to their normal lives and jobs.  OWeS show up and camp out for days and weeks, because they have no normal lives nor jobs to return to.

  • Ymarsakar

    Mike, those must have been the potential napalm targets you were describing before.

  • Indigo Red

    Here’s something else that differentiates Tea Parties and OWeS – in house thieves.

    Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
    “Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
    “I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
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  • Ymarsakar

    The Left knows a mark when they see one.

  • ExAFCrewDog

    “…Only an idiot…”
    Any one in particular in mind? Like maybe, oh, I don’t know, maybe our Teleprompter-in-Chief? Nah, that can’t be right. He’s a Genius. I keep hearing. From the Left.

  • Lyte Lee

    Love your video but you need to re edit it and give to each picture a little more time.  I want to read the signs people are holding but there isn’t enough time.  Other than that, I love it.


  • Bookworm

    I’ll do that in a day or two.  It was my first outing as a video maker, so I’ve still got quite a learning curve ahead of me.  I was afraid that, if I spent too much time per photo, the video would drag and people would be bored.