This is the same woman who broke down in tears over Obamacare protesters saying mean things about Obama.
(Politico) — House Democratic leader NANCY PELOSI, to CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, for ABC’s “This Week,” on whether she supports the Occupy Wall Street protests: “Well, I support the message to the establishment — whether it’s Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest — that change has to happen. . . . I think one of the most angry responses I’ve seen to actions in Washington came after we passed the TARP bill. . . . People are angry . . . that they don’t have jobs. . . . [T]here’s nothing that makes you angrier than not being able to provide for your family or understand what your prospects are for the future. And I do think that, from what we saw after TARP, that the focus on Wall Street was one that they thought was a legitimate place to go: ‘Don’t do this again. Don’t put Main Street at the mercy of Wall Street.’. . . [N]ot to paint everyone on Wall Street with the same brush. That would not be fair.”
AMANPOUR: “I just want to get your reaction to some comments by Eric Cantor [at the Values Voter Summit]. He said, quote: ‘I’m increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and other cities around the country. . . . Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against other Americans.’”
PELOSI: “I didn’t hear him say anything when the Tea Party was out demonstrating, actually spitting on members of Congress right here in the Capitol [that never happened — ed.]. And he and his colleagues were putting signs in the windows encouraging them.”
AMANPOUR: “But do you think it’s pitting Americans against Americans?”
PELOSI: “Well, that’s the American system. It’s the democratic system. We don’t all agree. We’d have a king if we were all of one mind. We don’t. We have different views. And the part of the democracy of our country is the expression that people give, and the Constitution guarantees that.”