Who’s more likely to get arrested, a Tea Partier or a Wall Street Occupier?
You already know the answer, but here’s some more proof from the New York Daily News:
Thousands of union workers joined protesters marching through the Financial District Wednesday for Occupy Wall Street’s largest rally yet against “corporate greed.”
The march was mostly peaceful – until after nightfall, when scuffles erupted and some of the younger demonstrators were arrested when they tried to storm barricades blocking them from Wall Street and the Stock Exchange.
Witnesses said about 200 people tried to push through barricades and police responded with pepper spray and penned them in with orange netting.
A video posted on the Occupy Wall Street Twitter feed late Wednesday night showed police swinging at a protestor with a night stick.
So the lefties cry: “Why don’t they ever beat teabaggers with a stick?” And the righties reply: “Because the teabaggers don’t give them an excuse.” When right-wing protesters hold up signs the left doesn’t like, they’re “Nazis” and “terrorists” and the like. When left-wing protesters storm barricades and attack cops, they’re “brave truth-tellers.” That seems to be the formula among the left and the mainstream media (pardon the redundancy): “Free speech is violence when we disagree with it, and violence is free speech when we agree with it.”
Considering the completely unearned sense of entitlement among the Occupy Wall Street children, I suggest we call them Self-Worthers. They’re not exactly clear about what they want, but they’re damn sure they’ve earned it.
Hey, at least the Tea Partiers and the Self-Worthers can agree on one thing: they both think they deserve to keep the Tea Partiers’ money.
P.S. On a related note, James Taranto notes the left’s ongoing problem with Tea-ness envy.