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Biden: Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common
ABC News ^ | October 6, 2011 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 10/06/2011 11:16:03 AM PDT by Beowulf9

Vice President Joe Biden today likened the Occupy Wall Street protests to expressions of grassroots frustration by members of the Tea Party. “Let’s be honest with one another,” Biden told an audience on camera at the Washington Ideas Forum. “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. “The Tea Party started, why? TARP. They thought it was unfair.” Biden cited Bank of America’s recent decision to impose a $5 monthly fee on some debit card users as an example of new perceived unfairness related to the banking sector that has fueled more popular frustration. “The middle class folks, these guys with the debit cards, are on their back. And [banks] are going to charge them $5 to use the cards? At minimum, they are totally tone-deaf,” Biden said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; democrats; liar; plagiarism; standupchuck; taxcheat; teaparty; wallstreet

1 posted on 10/06/2011 11:16:09 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

As I’ve said for decades, Biden is an idiot. He has always been and idiot, and he will always be an idiot.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Beowulf9

Yeah, sure, Joe. A lot in common between ordinary working families deeply concerned about the damage you and Obama are doing to our country, and a mob of Communist hippie agitators working for Obama to do more of the same.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 11:20:23 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Beowulf9

Convenient as he denigrated Tea Party people before.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 11:21:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Beowulf9

Biden and stupidity have a lot in common too.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 11:21:24 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Beowulf9

Fundamentally, bot the OWS and Tea Party are opposed to the current intermingling of business and Government.

The Tea Party wants Government out of business, so we can do for ourselves, by ourselves.

The OWS wants business out of Government, so Government can do to us and for us.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 11:22:54 AM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: Beowulf9

. “There’s a lot in common with the Tea Party,”

You mean they are racist, astroturf, tea baggers too???? (sarc.)


7 posted on 10/06/2011 11:24:37 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Beowulf9
Biden: Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common But not baths, jobs or principles!
8 posted on 10/06/2011 11:24:49 AM PDT by MCCC (Owning a gun and saying you are armed is like owning a piano and saying you are a musician.)
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To: Beowulf9

No, Joe, there’s not a lot of commonality between a bunch of thugs wanting to bring down the economy completely, and a growing number of citizens who are tired of a government that is too big, and that works for itself, and not the people it is suppose to represent.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Beowulf9

Personally, I think the OWS crowd and the TEA Party crowd couldn’t be any more dissimilar if they tried.

Out of curiosity, how many arrests have been made at all of the TEA Party events nationwide in the last 3 years.....and how many at the 3 weeks of OWS?


10 posted on 10/06/2011 11:25:26 AM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: BunnySlippers

Yeah but now they’re trying to fool ignernt tea partiers into joining them.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 11:25:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes, they are trying to make out like this is the Tea Party. What a bunch of bunk! Look at this article to see who is for this bunch of nuts:

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/04/occupy-wall-street-protesters-are-demanding-something/#ixzz1a1kKSfUq

“With protesters impeding traffic, shouting slogans, holding signs and generally disrupting financial centers across the country, most notably Wall Street, the logical question is, why?

The answer is less obvious than might be expected, as there is no “official” list of demands or leader. Indeed, even big-name supporters of the movement have cited incoherent reasons when trying to spell out what has made these young people eschew their sofas, coffeehouses and showers to take to the streets.

Michael Moore suggested Monday that they want to see justice, or in his words, “perp walks” for bankers. Actress Roseanne Barr speculated that “reeducation camps” and “beheadings” for bankers might be good goals. And according to former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, “Occupy Wall Street” is a movement to save the “middle class.””


12 posted on 10/06/2011 11:26:01 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SoldierDad

Exactly.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 11:26:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Beowulf9

At the moment OWS and TP are two wolves and two sheep voting on dinner.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 11:26:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Beowulf9

“The Tea Party started, why? TARP.

Tarp????

Really???

Maybe old Uncle Joe IS senile.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: FromTheSidelines

“Fundamentally, bot the OWS and Tea Party are opposed to the current intermingling of business and Government.”

What Biden is trying to do is legitimize OWS and slam the Tea Party with one stroke. For that, he’s way off base.

But, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Biden is correct, there is a lot of frustration. Neither party is doing things to create opportunities for the middle class. While Obama is worse, we did have weak job growth under GWB.

You summarize the difference in the source of frustration nicely, but the bottom line is a lot of people are unhappy with the whole mess.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Beowulf9

Tea Party loves America, Flea Party hates America

Tea Party are employable, Flea Party unemployable

Tea Party knows soap and water, Flea Party makes passersby gag

Tea Party leaves parks clean, Flea Party leaves a steaming toxic waste dump behind

Tea Party expresses its goals and concerns clearly, Flea Party makes Joe Biden seem like the president of MENSA

Tea Party welcomes all patriotic Americans, Flea Party yells racist and anti-semitic slurs

Tea Party is about Americans and freedom, Flea Party is about UNIONS and Van Jones

Tea Party gives, Flea Party takes (and wants more)

Tea Party will be remembered by history, Flea Party will be forgotten in a few months (after the streets are bleached and disinfected)

Tea Party = America, Flea Party = Cuba


17 posted on 10/06/2011 11:32:54 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: marstegreg
...astroturf...

You know who's responsible for that don't you? The Jews. /Seinfeld

18 posted on 10/06/2011 11:33:54 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Beowulf9

GaffeMaster Joe checks in....


19 posted on 10/06/2011 11:35:21 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is the best revenge.)
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To: Beowulf9

Biden is once again showing the symptoms of hoof-in-mouth disease.

There is no comparison at all between hard working, honestly outraged citizens who are broke and taxed into oblivion in spite of their best efforts, who march on Washington for a day, leave no mess in their wake and go home, and a bunch or union-sponsored, spoiled brats who live at home, pay no bills, and refuse to work for less than $20 an hour. They hang out for weeks in a business district, block traffic and throw trash all around. Not to mention that reporters on national TV are talking about the stench of body odor and urine all around them-never mind the extra work for police and other public employees they cause. What a crock...


20 posted on 10/06/2011 11:35:52 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: Beowulf9

Sorry Mr Gaffetastic, this attempt to merge the TEA party and those goofballs who can’t even find Wall Street just is not going to hunt.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 11:37:10 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Beowulf9

“Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common”

Most are opposed to O.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 11:41:26 AM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Beowulf9

So does the Tea Party stand with Wall Street bailouts now?


23 posted on 10/06/2011 11:42:10 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Beowulf9

Lets see, One group is calling for global revolution and the collapsed of “the system”.

The other is calling for preserving the vision of our Founding Fathers, and the Constitution they set in place.

Why am I not seeing a connection?


24 posted on 10/06/2011 11:42:59 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Beowulf9

Tea Party folks are not frustrated but they are resolute and will continue to be so til 2012 and thereafter.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 11:46:13 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Beowulf9

Joe is auditioning for SNL again!


26 posted on 10/06/2011 12:04:17 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: ex-snook

I’d like to know that too.
Seems like much of the tea party has been co-opted by the status quo bailouters.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 12:07:01 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: FromTheSidelines

Well put. I agree.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 12:07:40 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: vicar7

I guess I’m am getting thin skinned, but this really ticks me off.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 12:10:28 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

The Tea Party and the anarchists are both frustrated. The TP is frustrated because they know what’s going on and know what to do. The anarchists are frustrated because they don’t have a clue.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 12:11:48 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Beowulf9
“There’s a lot in common with the Tea Party,” he said.

No Bite me, we have JOBS and pay taxes.

31 posted on 10/06/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Beowulf9

Both are angry that Wall Street and the big banks got bailed out with taxpayer money.

Beyond that the similarities come to a screeching halt.


32 posted on 10/06/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beowulf9
"Biden: Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common"

Really?


33 posted on 10/06/2011 12:20:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Beowulf9
“The Tea Party started, why? TARP. They thought it was unfair.”

Fairness isn't the issue. That's how the left want us to look at it. Government bailouts for the incompetent is the real problem. The incompetent should fail, not be bailed out.

34 posted on 10/06/2011 12:22:22 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: Beowulf9

I guess I’m am getting thin skinned, but this really ticks me off.

Me too!! As Sarah said: 2012 cannot come soon enough. I really do not think Obama will run though and even that will tick me off. I want to see this evil man get his ass kicked at the ballot box. I do not think he will have the courage to run. I just hope a conservative gets the opportunity to take his scalp. Is that hate speech or just hyperbole?


35 posted on 10/06/2011 12:29:51 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Beowulf9

Bump


36 posted on 10/06/2011 12:34:22 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Beowulf9

We have nothing in common at all. They are Marxists, we are not.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 12:36:48 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Beowulf9

Ann Coulter answers this very well in her latest column. The droopy-drawered nincompoops in the streets of New York could’nt be further apart from the Silent Majority now speaking up in the Tea Parties. No comparison.


38 posted on 10/06/2011 1:00:56 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: vicar7

“I just hope a conservative gets the opportunity to take his scalp. Is that hate speech or just hyperbole?”

I’ll tell you what it is. It’s music to my ears:)


39 posted on 10/06/2011 1:27:18 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: pallis
As I’ve said for decades, Biden is an idiot. He has always been and idiot, and he will always be an idiot.

That's not necessarily true. I know several idiots; heck, I'm related to a few. And while they may be idiots they remain likable. Joe Biden is not likable.

40 posted on 10/06/2011 5:59:10 PM PDT by South40 (I will vote for Perry if he's the last man standing against Romney. ~ Jim Robinson 10/5/2011)
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