Smoke bombs are a significant step backwards, considering it was just a couple of months ago that one of the Occupy ilk was firing an AK-47 at the White House. But don’t worry, it’s only those Tea Party terrorists you need to be concerned with.
Fox News reports:
An apparent smoke bomb was thrown over the fence of the White House as hundreds of Occupy protesters massed outside the gates.
The crowds were dispersed Tuesday night and the White House was all clear. U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie says there were no arrests in the incident.
The Guardian added:
The White House was locked down for more than an hour on Tuesday night as authorities investigated…
Where is the outrage?
There isn’t any because the Democrats support this kind of thuggery. It was Nancy Pelosi who voiced her support by saying, “God bless them for their spontaneity. It’s independent … it’s young, it’s spontaneous, and it’s focused. And it’s going to be effective.”
Nothing says spontaneity like having an assault rifle and a smoke bomb on your person at a ‘peaceful’ demonstration.
Ed Morrisey at Hot Air sums it up best:
Obviously, a smoke bomb does not represent a big threat, but it could have been something much worse. Had a conservative protest tossed an explosive device of any kind over the fence during Obama’s presidency — even a firecracker or two —the media would have reported it as clear evidence that conservatives have lost their minds and that their latent violence and hatred was about to burst forth in a bloodbath across the land. And if you think I exaggerate, then you must have missed the hyperventilating coverage last January of the Tucson shooting.