After watching this video, the answer to the question posed in the headline is clearly, resoundingly “no!” As White House Press Secretary Jay Carney retorted:
“I sense a little hypocrisy unbound here-what we’re seeing on the streets of New York is a an expression of democracy,” [Carney] 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.”
The only difference? The Occupy Wall Street folks aren’t holding up viciously racist signs and threatening to come back next time “locked and loaded.” Oh, and they also don’t have an entire Tee-Vee network (Faux) and the blathering right-wing radio echo chamber (Rush et al) behind them 24/7. Oh, and they also are going after the all-powerful (and practically sainted by Republicans) corporations/super-rich people, the same ones who pay the paychecks – and pull the puppet strings – of Republican’t like Eric Can’tor. No wonder why Eric Can’tor is upset. Heh.