While the Democrat-media complex is twisting itself into pretzels trying to label the Wall Street protests as a real “Tea Party,” one Tea Party activist says that’s just not so.
Deneen Borelli, a Project21.org fellow and Fox News contributor wrote in an op-ed that there are no comparisons between the protests that have now spread nationwide, and the Tea Party:
In a recent Washington Post article, Occupy Wall Street protestors were called a diverse group with “no single leader and no organized agenda.
Just like the tea party movement.
Organizers are “drawing inspiration from the Arab Spring” and “hope the New York protests can plant the seeds of a permanent national movement.”
Just like Tea Party, activists draw inspiration from America’s Founding Fathers and fostered a national movement.
Wall Street protesters heeded the call from a web site called Adbusters just like tea party rallies sprung up after CNBC editor Rick Santelli called for action during a live report in February of 2009.
Wall Street’s occupiers want job creation and sometimes dress like zombies. Tea partiers want job creation and sometimes dress like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
“If only the Tea Party could get such dispassionate and objective coverage,” she wrote.
Borelli, a black woman who has been active in the Tea Party movement since 2009, says there are several distinctions between the Tea Party and the left wing protests that are now turning violent.
For starters, Borelli says, the behavior of the Wall Street protesters is far more disruptive than the Tea Party.
On October 1, over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested — mostly for disorderly conduct — during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite two other peaceful marches across the bridge by other groups earlier that day, the Occupy Wall Street crowd couldn’t resist blocking traffic and scuffling with police.
When not under arrest (approximately 100 other arrests occurred over the weeks of the protest), the Occupy Wall Street crowd is actually occupying the privately-owned Zuccotti Park, whose owners are working with city officials on plans to return it “to its intended purpose.”
She goes on to write that rowdy behavior by left-wing protesters often goes unreported in the Democrat-media complex, while the Tea Party frequently has to fend off false attacks and smears.
Not only do Tea Party activists leave their areas as clean or cleaner than when they arrived, the incidents of reported arrests are far fewer.
“Doing a Google search of “tea party activist” and “arrest” brings up nothing of merit,” she wrote. “On the first page, I found three articles about people described as tea party activists, but the arrests were unrelated to rallies.”
Another article, about the demonstrations outside the U.S. Capitol Building on the weekend of the Obamacare vote in the House, reports one man — one single person — was detained after being accused of spitting on a congressman. But that person was immediately released, and no one has come forward to legitimize the claim and collect conservative Andrew Breitbart’s $100,000 reward for providing proof.
That $100,000 reward has yet to be collected.
She continued by recalling Jimmy Hoffa’s call for unions to “take out” Tea Party SOB’s, and a January 30 rally in Rancho Mirage, California where progressive protesters were caught on video saying they wanted to “torture” and “hang” Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife.
“Salacious allegations against the tea party will get more coverage than actual law-breaking by the left,” she adds.
We’ve seen the ugly violence in England, Spain and Greece related to economic uncertainty. Tea Party members — like most Americans — don’t want that here, but that’s the path on which leftist protestors such as those occupying Wall Street have us headed.
And that brings up perhaps the most important distinction between the Occupy Wall Street protests and the Tea Party.
The Tea Party wants the federal government to live within its means and follow the Constitution. At least one organizer of the OWS protests, however, has admitted that revolution, not reform, is the real goal of the protests.
“And putting a revolution, putting a revolutionary change into political terms is very difficult to do. Because we’re trying to get away from all the problems,” Harrison Schultz recently told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton.
“Again, we don’t really want to fix them: it’s revolution, not reform,” he said.
And the Democrat-media complex thinks that’s a good thing.
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