From the Daily Mail:
Barack Obama has compared the left-leaning Occupy Wall Street protests sweeping the country to the right-wing Tea Party movement, saying the two groups are 'not that different'
In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,' he added during the interview for Nightline conducted in Jamestown, North Carolina.
'Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them.'
The President, himself a target of protester anger over bank bailouts and a failure to jumpstart the economy, added that it was crucial leaders demonstrated they 'understand' the frustration voiced and their desire for change.
How do ya like them apples?
Of course, the President did not speak in such understanding terms with respect to the tea party rallies but no matter... #OWS heads must be spinning to be even mentioned in the same breath as the tea party.
And we're not too sure about that last paragraph. Nothing we've have seen thus far from the #0WS movement indicates they're too willing to take the President and his failed statist policies to task for the crony capitalism to which they claim to object. Quite the contrary, it seems, as the redistributionist themes of much of #OWS's apparent agenda are tailor made for even more of the President's statism.
Kind of different from the tea party