Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | OCTOBER 12, 2011 7:20 AM

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Letter exemplifies 'Occupy' hypocrisy

Derek Wagenhofer's letter Monday is a classic example of the hypocrisy of the political right.

When it's the Occupy Iowa City movement protesting policies of budget cuts and tax breaks for the rich, when the country really needs jobs, then the right calls them "incoherent" and "quasi-socialist." Yet, when it's angry Tea Partiers hijacking town-hall meetings and demonstrating in Washington, D.C., comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin, well then according to those on the political right these people are "true patriots" protesting against "tyranny" instead of calling them out as ill-informed mobs playing Revolutionary War dress up.

Where was the outrage against Tea Party incoherence in 2010?

Michael Bulfin
UI graduate student

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