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This pretty much says it all. Remember what they said about the Tea Party?
You mean about the time their approval ratings started to tank?
That picture is indeed priceless. The Tea Party is made up of normal, hard-working Americans while the Occupy Wall Street mob are the freaks, losers, and garbage of society.
And once again a romanticized fiction of democracy is lauded while the unfashionably clad suffer demagoguery as they exemplify the public, the working man the very heart and pulse of the republic.
It's as though Zuccotti Park it the worlds largest grocery store sweets aisle, and we are witnessing the greatest collective toddler tantrum in American history.
Your right, Rob. An unforgettable image. It's hard to believe they can take themselves so seriously. Or that they believe in what they are standing up for. They scream self-righteous indignation and moral superiority. I can't possibly imagine sitting down to a meal with them. Let alone be in the same room.
I mean look at them. Slightly overweight. Hopelessly un-hip. Hardly the image one would expect of such a "vibrant and important" movement. No sense of irony in the lot of them. As Bugs would say..."What a bunch of maroons."
To be fair, some of the Occupy Your City protests are less violent. I went to one that cropped up in Tampa Bay yesterday, and it was rather benign.
(I want to say it is because Floridians are generally nicer than New Yorkers, but as a resident I'm biased.)
the GOP candidate who gives the wittiest and funniest reactions to the Occupy Wall Street gang will see their poll numbers boost up. I like Herman Cain's initial attempt.
if the candidates can also find a way to hang the craziness of #occupywallstreet around the necks of vulnerable swing state democrats, they'll be more popular with the base.
Tea Party groups I know are educators, giving constitutional workshops and basing their activities and positions on specific constitutional principles.
The "occupier" crowds rail against bankers rather than the crony-capitalist politicians that empower them. In other words, these mostly anarchistic, overly-emotional Wall Street haters just ain't that bright (useful idiots).
some of the protestors are paid to participate.
BlueAnt: To be fair, some of the Occupy Your City protests are less violent. I went to one that cropped up in Tampa Bay yesterday, and it was rather benign.
(I want to say it is because Floridians are generally nicer than New Yorkers, but as a resident I'm biased.) · Oct 7 at 2:22am
I have two quibbles with this one. One, New Yorkers are actually quite nice people, with a few giving the rest a bad name. Two, aren't many residents of Florida former New Yorkers? (I asked, smiling.)
I have two quibbles with this one. One, New Yorkers are actually quite nice people, with a few giving the rest a bad name. Two, aren't many residents of Florida former New Yorkers? (I asked, smiling.) · Oct 7 at 6:30am
The Tampa side is more Michigan, Illinois, Canadian. Think I-75 from Michigan to Naples. The Miami side is more Northeastern. New York, New Jersey, etc. Think I-95 from Maine to Miami.
Flashback from a Drew in Wisconsin post, Sept 1:
[Drew quoting the protestors call to action]: On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to [sic] flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices and we will not leave until that demand has been met.
[From Drew]: "And what is that demand? Well, they're not quite sure. The gathering has been planned, the demands . . . not so much. But they're taking a poll to see what they might want to demand once they get there. ..."
Is it just me, or do these protesters seem to be inordinately passionate/angry/unhinged regarding subjects that they didn't even know they were protesting just one month ago? I usually require at least two months to get this worked up over something...
Wrong picture. A better photo would contrast the few thousand in Zucotti Park (and a few hundreds elsewhere) vs. the millions who poured out spontaneously for a million man protest in Washington DC following the president's inauguration. There is no demographic group in the United States, nor any coalition of groups, that can put more people in the streets than America's middle-class. For now.
The quote I heard this morning from a demonstrator in Dallas: "I think they heard the message. What that message is? I don't know. Everyone takes away their own ideas."
DutchTex: The quote I heard this morning from a demonstrator in Dallas: "I think they heard the message. What that message is? I don't know. Everyone takes away their own ideas." · Oct 7 at 7:31am
Edited on Oct 07 at 07:31 am
The quote I heard from the Sacramento organizer was: "We're putting together a message team now."
It's easy to blame the bankers, and demand that they set up an apple stall on the street, but the problem lies with us, and is much more difficult to fix, according to Spengler.
Rob thanks so much for this you are right on it. I attended a Tea Party rally. I am an orthodox jew who wears a yamulke. They were beaming with smiles and shaking my hand. Everyone was courteous and upbeat. The signs were all about taxes and respect for the constitution. The word was being passed that left wing goons were invading the rallys trying to start fist fights. The rule was do not respond. Let the police handle them. I recommend attending a rally to everyone. You must see for yourself and realize the level of the lying that the MSM and the Administration is up to. Thanks Rob.
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