Cavuto Corners Dem Congressman Supporting Wall Street Protesters: Why Didn't You Back The Tea Party?

A number of Democratic members of Congress came out Wednesday throwing their support behind the protest known as Occupy Wall Street.

Fox News's Neil Cavuto interviewed one of them on Your World marvelously asking Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.), "So why didn’t you celebrate when Tea Partiers were running around the country and protesting all the spending and protesting the budget and the debt getting out of control? I don’t remember you glomming on to that one" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

 


NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Well, these guys are just fed up. These guys are hoping to rev them up. Democratic lawmakers now throwing their support behind these Wall Street protesters. Among them, Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Congressman, good to see you. So you support these guys. What are they protesting, and why do you agree?

CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH (D-OHIO): Well, these guys are many young Americans as well as those who are supporting them today who are concerned about an economic system that is excluding them and excluding a whole generation of Americans who are not going to have access to jobs, to decent housing, to retirement security, to a good education. The wealth of America is accelerating upwards and I think that this is healthy, that it is about freedom of speech, the right to assemble. I’m looking right now at the Statue of Freedom over the Capital. Let me tell you something, this is freedom. This is America. This is something we ought to celebrate.

CAVUTO: So why didn’t you celebrate when Tea Partiers were running around the country and protesting all the spending and protesting the budget and the debt getting out of control? I don’t remember you glomming on to that one.

KUCINICH: Well, you may, if you check the record, I wasn’t one of those who disrespected the Tea Party, because I saw that as a legitimate expression of concern.

CAVUTO: I understand, but you didn’t join that rally. This one you want to join.

KUCINICH: Let me, no, let me just tell you, you know, that’s the Tea Party. That’s about tea. This is about bread.

Kucinich went on to explain that he meant "bread in the liberal sense," i.e. money and having a job, but Cavuto's point was still a valid one.

The Left and their media minions - not necessarily including Kucinich - first ignored the Tea Party, then virulently attacked its members as ignorant racist, homophobes.

Now, virtually within seconds of the start of liberal protests against Wall Street, the press and a number of Democratic elected officials are supporting this movement like it's the second coming of Che Guevara.

The hypocrisy couldn't be clearer if it banged you over the head with a hammer and sickle.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.