President Obama recently compared the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street protests, telling ABC Newsâ€™ Jake Tapper, â€œin some ways theyâ€™re not that different.â€ We beg to differ. The Tea Party and the protestors are almost exact opposites.
The president is in a dilemma. He sympathizes with the protesters because many of their goals are also his. He thus wants to associate the Occupiers with the Tea Party, a movement that has resonated with the American people.
But thereâ€™s the rub. Obama identifies with the Occupiers because, as pollster Doug Schoen put it, they reflect â€œvalues that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people â€¦ and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies.â€
Thatâ€™s not the Tea Party. Thatâ€™s the opposite.
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