That is, if the Tea Party routinely battled cops, destroyed private property, defecated and had sex in public, and falsely accused law enforcement of malfeasance.
Oh, and if the Tea Party staged riots and espoused antisemitism and hatred of certain segments of American society.
Oh, and if the Tea Party's leaders included a fat, thuggish, oaf-like Marxist who despises the police.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka responded to the recent mass arrests of Occupy Wall Street protestors Thursday, calling them a “tremendous dishonor to America.”
Protestors at an Occupy Oakland demonstration clashed with police Wednesday as did protestors in Atlanta. More than 100 people were arrested in Oakland and 53 in Atlanta.
“The Occupy Wall Street movement has elevated the national conversation by shining overdue attention on the struggles of the 99% for whom the economy is broken,” Trumka said in a statement. “When people can’t raise their voices around pervasive inequality, there is a fundamental problem with how we’re functioning as a nation.”
Trumka urged officials to follow in New York Mayor Bloomberg’s footsteps and refrain from disbanding peaceful protests...
Yes, these are "peaceful riots." Kinda like the "Moderate Islamists" that have quietly assumed control of the Obama Caliphate.