Who can forget two years ago in September when then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi squeezed out a few tears [video] worrying about the possibility that Tea Party protests might turn violent:
"I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because i saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco, this king of rhetoric. ... It created a climate in which violence took place.Pelosi and other top Democrats called Tea Partiers "unAmerican" and accused them of carrying Swastikas and much worse. Now, House MINORITY Leader Pelsoi is egging on the Occupy Wall Street Protesters. Instead of a violent threat to Democracy Pelosi praises the protesters. "God bless them" Pelosi said in a press conference last Thursday. And in an interview on ABC's "This Week" Pelosi who said we should never question the patriotism of our opponents validated the anger of protesters and embraced their role in the democratic process.
800+ protesters have been arrested in the Occupy Wall Street protest. The NY Post reports that to many the protests are another excuse to indulge in "Sex, drugs and hiding from the law:"
The criminals are crashing the party.You recall reading anything about mass arrests, drug use or criminal activity at a Tea Party protest?
Lured by cheap drugs and free food, creepy thugs have infiltrated the crowd of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park for Occupy Wall Street, The Post has learned.
“I got warrants. I’m running from the law,” boasted Dave, 24, a scrawny, unshaven miscreant in filthy clothes from Stamford, Conn. “I’m not even supposed to be here, but it’s as good a spot as any to hide.”
Wanted for burglary, the drug-addled fugitive said some of his hard-partying pals clued him in that the protest was a good place to be fed, get wasted and crash.
“I’ve been smoking and drinking in here for eight days now,” said Dave, booze on his breath and his eyes bloodshot as he lay sprawled on a tattered sheet of cardboard. “I need to get some methadone. Every day, I wake up, and I’m f--ked up.”
Drugs can be easy to score -- a Post reporter was offered pot for $15 and heroin for $10.
They’ve already fueled at least one violent incident, when a wasted nut job socked a medical volunteer in the face before others hauled the attacker away.
And while Tea Party protests were noted for the lack of litter and the relative civility of their participants, the protest at Wall Street and other cities is fast becoming a joke with poor sanitation, the smell, the garbage and the foul language. The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, has the details including the following photo which is behind the "more" button. Do not click if you are offended by disgusting public behavior.
Raw sewer: An unidentified man seen defecates on a NYPD patrol car in downtown Manhattan
More and more elected Democrats are coming forward to embrace the Occupy Wall Street protests. Fine by me. If they think the Wall Street crowd is such a great example of democracy maybe they can go to New York and clean up the crap!