CNBC personality Rick “No, Not The Google Guy” Santelli may not be a household name, but he is well-known to Tea Party supporters and detractors alike as the guy who launched the movement onto the national radar by ranting, to the approving jeers of a crowd of stockbrokers, about how the real villain in the financial meltdown was your loser neighbor and his extra bathroom. On Tuesday, he offered advice to the “vandals” of the Occupy movement: “if you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows.”Santelli began by praising the Tea Party. “While the vandals are on the street corners,” he said, “the Tea Party conservatives, they’re working the statehouses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House. See, they understand, they’ve read the Constitution.”“If you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows. Okay? Break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in a hole.”Finally, something that Rick Santelli and I can agree on. You shouldn’t break windows if you want to make a difference. And you especially shouldn’t encourage others in your movement to break windows as an explicit form of political expression. You know, like this guy did.
Of course, I am "this guy." Go to the link to read the whole thing.