Skip to comments.Biden: Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common
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. Lets 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 youre seeing with Wall Street. Theres 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 Americas 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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As I’ve said for decades, Biden is an idiot. He has always been and idiot, and he will always be an idiot.
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.
Convenient as he denigrated Tea Party people before.
Biden and stupidity have a lot in common too.
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.
. Theres a lot in common with the Tea Party,
You mean they are racist, astroturf, tea baggers too???? (sarc.)
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.
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?
Yeah but now they’re trying to fool ignernt tea partiers into joining them.
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:
“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.”
At the moment OWS and TP are two wolves and two sheep voting on dinner.
The Tea Party started, why? TARP.
Maybe old Uncle Joe IS senile.
“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.
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
You know who's responsible for that don't you? The Jews. /Seinfeld
GaffeMaster Joe checks in....
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...
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.
“Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party Have Frustration in Common”
Most are opposed to O.
So does the Tea Party stand with Wall Street bailouts now?
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?
Tea Party folks are not frustrated but they are resolute and will continue to be so til 2012 and thereafter.
Joe is auditioning for SNL again!
I’d like to know that too.
Seems like much of the tea party has been co-opted by the status quo bailouters.
Well put. I agree.
I guess I’m am getting thin skinned, but this really ticks me off.
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.
No Bite me, we have JOBS and pay taxes.
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.
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.
I guess Im 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?
We have nothing in common at all. They are Marxists, we are not.
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.
“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:)
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.