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White House Locked Down After Democrat Occupy Mob Tosses Smoke Bombs

File this one under the “what if the Tea Party did this” heading. It goes without saying Tea Partiers would never engage in such behavior, but just imagine the reaction from the left if indeed it did.

And not only was a lockdown ordered at the White House, but the King and Queen were greatly inconvenienced after returning from a steak dinner.

Sigh.

“Occupy DC” protesters demonstrating against income inequality gathered at the Capitol building in Washington DC before marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, with a brief stop at the Supreme Court before arriving at the White House.

More than 1,000 protesters then held a rally outside the White House where a smoke bomb was propelled over a fence on the north side of the building.

George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the US Secret Service, said the suspected smoke bomb was thrown after the majority of demonstrators had left.

Here’s video:



Ironically, just yesterday the woman who last fall said “God bless” the Occupiers pretended the Democratic Party had nothing to do with the movement they’ve organized and sponsored.

How convenient.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday sought to distance Democrats from the left-leaning Occupy movement that’s swept the nation in recent months.

Pelosi argued that the movement is largely nonpartisan, unlike the conservative Tea Party camp, which she characterized as an extension of the GOP.

“As opposed to the Tea Party, which was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican Party, we don’t really have much of a connection with the Occupy [protesters],” Pelosi said during a public interview with Politico in Washington. “In fact, they probably have some sentiments that overlap between the two [groups].”

The comments are something of a departure from the Democrats’ message last year, when a number of liberal party members, including Reps. John Larson (Conn.), Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (Minn.), went out of their way to embrace the Occupy movement in the face of GOP criticisms.

The Occupy movement has had a spat of negative publicity lately. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray expressed concern about the growing number of rats at one of the movement’s locations in the nation’s capital and formally asked the National Park Service to move the protesters.

Another protester at a Washington camp was charged with child cruelty after a baby girl was found alone, crying in a tent. The child was unharmed.

My irony meter just exploded. A spat of negative publicity lately? Uh, this has been a four-month nationwide crime spree, but there’s just a little negative publicity of late?

Who are they kidding?

Apparently Pelosi is unaware she’s on record saying this:

Sorry, Nancy, you own it.

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