"In some ways," Obama said, "they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them,” he said.
What Obama misses in saying such a stupid thing is this: Just because two very different groups have a common complaint does not mean that "they're not that different" from each other. You only need to look at present-day Europe to see what I mean.
Take Greece, for example, where extremists on both the Left and the Right are very unhappy with the present leadership. That mutual dissatisfaction with the sitting government is hardly reason to say that the communists in Greece are "not that different" from the fascists there.
In the second video here, you'll see and hear Occupiers in Chicago using foul language. That's what many of them use in place of intelligent argument. The video, by Marathon Pundit, shows behavior that is simply never displayed at Tea Party meetings, rallies and gatherings. For the liberal Occupiers, it is normal speech.