'This Week' Transcript: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

PELOSI: The response you just gave, "Thank god," really, I though spoke volumes about how clueless Senator Brown is. It really spoke volumes about really disrespect for women that he may not even realize. I bet you he'd like to take that comment back.

AMANPOUR: Did you think it was kind of joke-y, for both of them?

PELOSI: Well, I think that -- she was asked a question. And -- and I -- I hope it's joke-y. And if it is, then hopefully he will take that comment back. But women know. They hear a comment like that, it tells you a lot about somebody.

AMANPOUR: Leader Pelosi, thank you very much, indeed, for joining us.

PELOSI: My pleasure. Thank you.

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AMANPOUR: And the revolution is being televised and Tweeted and Facebooked. The Occupy Wall Street protests are suddenly all that Washington can talk about. Are we witnessing the birth of a new kind of Tea Party? The roundtable will weigh in again.

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CAIN: You can demonstrate all you want to on Wall Street. The problem is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

BIDEN: There's a lot in common with the Tea Party. They thought it was unfair we were bailing out the big guys.

PAUL: There's a whole generation of Americans right now rising up and saying we were on the right track at one time. Let's get back on that track.

BERNANKE: They blame, with some justification, the problems in the financial sector for getting us into this mess. At some level, I can't blame them.

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AMANPOUR: Washington reacts to the Occupy Wall Street protests now entering their third week. Yesterday, thousands of demonstrators marched to New York's Washington Square Park. That was their second mass rally.

Meantime, the protests have quickly expanded to other cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, as well as here in the nation's capital. And this week, politicians of both parties finally realized that these young people could not be ignored.

So let's bring back again our roundtable.

George, the protesters are railing against Wall Street. It's a lot of what the Tea Party did in the early days. Is there a comparison to be made here?

WILL: No, because the Tea Party was the bourgeoisie in revolt, and they immediately went into the business of winning elections and running candidates. I disagree with some of the Republicans. I wish for the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators long life and ample publicity for two reasons.

I think they do represent the spirit and intellect of the American left, but also I remember the 1960s. We had four years of demonstrations like this, leading up to 1968, when Nixon-Wallace vote was 57 percent, the country reacting against the demonstrators, and Republicans went on to win five of the next six presidential elections.

BRAZILE: I disagree. I don't think it's the same protesters that showed up in the late '60s or early '70s. I think this represents a different movement. It's...

AMANPOUR: Is it Tea Party-like?

BRAZILE: Well, Tea Party-lite? I don't know. I hope it's heavy on coffee and not on tea. But I do believe that it's a legitimate movement that grew out of the public outrage over the debt ceiling debate, when many Americans saw members of Congress basically sitting on their hands, doing nothing. These are educated people who cannot find jobs. They have worked hard, played by the rules, and they believe that Wall Street has not been held to account for their actions that created the mess in the first place.

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