Nice. White House Spokesman Calls the Tea Party a Mob

Last Saturday 700 far left protesters were arrested during their march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police.

Several more mob members were arrested this week following violent confrontations with police.

Today the White House compared this unruly criminal mob with the tea party.

TPM reported:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is speaking out of both sides of his mouth when it comes to the thousands of Americans taking to the streets for the Occupy Wall Street movement, the White House said Friday.

Cantor weighed in on the growing Occupy Wall Street movement in a speech to the social conservatives at the 2011 Values Voter Summit in Washington.

“I for one am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” he said.

Uh, excuse me? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in the briefing today.

“I sense a little hypocrisy unbound here–what we’re seeing on the streets of New York is a an expression of democracy,” Cantor said. “I think I remember how Mr. cantor described protests of the tea party–I can’t understand how one man’s mob is another man’s democracy.”

Cantor, of course, was an ardent supporter of the tea party, praising its protests and rabble-rousing.

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