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Cuccinelli compares Tea Party to Occupy movement

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How close are the Tea Party and the Occupy movement? Believe it or not, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli does draw some parallels. He believes both are based in the frustration over the power of special interest in politics, government and business.  But that is about where the comparisons end.

Here is his assessment of the two movements:

Perhaps Cuccinelli’s most provocative comment?  (hits at about 2:20)
“I guess if you took away defecating in public, and disobeying the law and not getting permits, staying overnight and doing battle with police. If you take all that away and the intellectual differences than ya, I guess we are pretty much the same.”

But the Attorney General offers areas where they have common goals, including making the budget process easier to understand and more accessible to the average person. He believes that is one example of how people could start to regain trust in their leaders.


Written by Ryan Nobles

November 18, 2011 at 12:15 am

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