While it is true that the tea party is more right-wing and the Occupy movement is more left wing, they are both broadly populist movements and have some things in common. For example, they're both against the bailouts. They're both against corrupt, dishonest leaders. The tea party would like to cut spending in general, and the occupy movement would like to see military spending cut. There are some similarities.
Originally Posted by Jusenkyo
Also, Paul has never really said he supports the Occupy movement, but rather, that they are justified in their anger. He does say that their methods and targets are misplaced, however.