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“Extreme” Measures

By Wyatt Earp | October 7, 2011

With Obama’s endorsement yesterday, the Occupy Wall Street toads have become legitimate. And now, they’ve become violent.

Still, no one in the MSM is referring to them – or their spokesman Brian Phillips, who said his goal is “to overthrow the government” – as “extreme.”

“Extreme” is a funny word these days. It’s often used by mainstream news outlets to describe the tea parties and the tea-party-friendly caucus in the GOP. For instance, when those hotheads in tricorn hats were trying to get the government to borrow slightly less than 40 cents for every dollar Washington spends, the conventional wisdom among enlightened liberals, the Obama administration, and the other usual suspects was that they were “extremists.”

Meanwhile, the sock-headed spokesman for the protesters wants to “overthrow the government.” And yet, if you peruse LexisNexis, you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone calling him or his more radical confreres “extremists.”

Hmm, I wonder why that is? Okay, we all know exactly why that is.

It’s because the Occupy Wall Street delinquents are on “the right side.”

You also won’t hear them being called racists, even though the Occupy Wall Street movement is mostly white. Personally, I don’t think the racial composition of the “99 percenters” is relevant, but the fact that the tea partiers are mostly white has been cited time and again as evidence of nascent racism. After all, what other explanation could there be for a mass movement opposed to the first black president’s policies? (Never mind that the most popular tea-party politician these days is Herman Cain, who, in case you hadn’t noticed, is black.)

Of course, a-holes like Janeane Garofalo believes that support for Herman Cain proves Republicans are racist. Try figuring out that drug-addled thinking.

Why the double standard? The short answer is that what counts as the political center in this country still leans considerably to the left. These young, scruffy, utopian, urban protesters are what rebels are supposed to look and sound like.

The tea partiers, meanwhile, are scarier because they’re effective and because they challenge the preconceived notions of what American protest is supposed to look like.

And at the end of the day, the Occupy Wall Street idiots are endorsed because they share the same skewed “values” as our president. A president who pals around with domestic terrorists and attended the church of a racist, anti-Semitic preacher.

Topics: Politics | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to ““Extreme” Measures”

  1. Jim Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I liked Ann Coulter’s comment:

    “I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.”

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Again: Capitalism can no longer afford socialism.

  3. Dannytheman Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    And the Tea Partiers vote!! These kids, most of them, are not registered to vote!

  4. Randal Graves Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    “These kids, most of them, are not registered to vote!”

    - Man, that’s incredible; I didn’t know that. Where did you get that report from?

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Jim – It’s funny because it’s true.

    Jon – That won’t stop people from trying to implement it.

  6. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    If the insanity of the Occupy Wall Street protests doesn’t make your head spin, then the hypocrisy will. And that any Democratic politician would claim these dirty, screaming malcontents who look like they’re on their way to an early Halloween party represent the hopes and desires of mainstream Americans – as President Obama did yesterday – is something I can’t get my head around.

    So OWS kids some advice. Get a bath; get a real job (your rich daddy can see to that if you’d only ask) and stop trying to kill the middle class with your policies and your stink.

    Mom’s Basement is waiting for you.

  7. Randal Graves Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    What’s the difference between a gun-toting, right-wing Tea Partier and a dirty, hippie, left wing “Occupier”?

    Absolutely nothing; they’re both negative stereotypes that shouldn’t be used to encompass an entire group of people.

  8. Bob G. Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Totally AGREE with Coulter’s assessment…WTG, Jim!
    Must be nice to be an anarchist in search of a “cause”…
    Sorry, I like a democratic republic MUCH better.

    Stay safe, people.

  9. Veeshir Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    What’s the difference between a gun-toting, right-wing Tea Partier and a dirty, hippie, left wing “Occupier”?

    Actually, a lot.

    There were very few gun-toters at most Tea Party events. I’ve only been to the ones in DC, but there were none there. DC being a “gun free” zone, where only criminals, cops and rich people’s bodyguards can have guns.
    I can only recall one event that had many guns and MSNBC was hilarious at that one, showing an evil white guy’s gun but not showing that it was attached to a black guy. And as I recall, that was before the Tea Parties really got going.

    There are very many dirty hippies at the OWS riots.

    So the first is inaccurate while the second is all too accurate.

  10. C/A Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Actually the Wall Street people are professional protesters. Most in the Tea Party have never been political prior to going to a Tea Party rally.
    The Tea Party people actually VOTED and effected a change in our system. These dopes are spouting about revolution because they can’t win the battle of ideologies.

    What’s the difference between exercising your constitutional right to bare arms and free speech?

  11. Chris C Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    The difference is soap?

  12. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Latter when it becomes a political liability to obambi, his bus will pick them up and drop them in the Hudson.