Hmmmmm.........let me correct that.livingonearth (359 posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Thu Mar-10-11 11:17 PM
Wing nuts, if you contrast the unions with the tea party, at least get it right.
I heard the jackass known as Rush Limbaugh today pointing out that the tea party never occupied a capitol building, disrupting government business. Please excuse me while I point out to any lurking freepers the main differences between the WI protesters and the Tea Party.
WI protesters = people actually fighting against government taking away their rights
Tea Party = people claiming to be fighting for rights they never lost in the first place
WI protesters = actual grassroots effort to preserve the freedom to collectively bargain
Tea Party = corporate funded astroturf movement to enable the destruction of bargaining freedom
I realize we here at DU understand this, but the freepers need to see it, even if they choose to reject it.
WI protesters=unions saying f*ck you (taxpayers who pay their salary and benefits) I've got mine, and you and the state budget don't matter.
Tea Party=individuals who see that if taxes don't go down, deficit spending isn't ended and if a favorable climate for business isn't begun the economy is going to be even worse than it is now. Instead of everyone suffering a little, everyone will suffer a lot.
WI protesters=some teachers and others from unions with LOTS of union thugs, students and shipped in protesters from Illinois, Minnesota, California and all over. Hardly grass roots. Organized, funded and enabled by unions.
Tea Party=grass roots, individuals who heard about the protests on TV and the internet and chose to attend because they are concerned about their own welfare and that of the state and country.
Yea there are differences between the Tea Party and Unions. One big one is that the Tea Partiers were and are civil, polite and orderly. WI protesters not so much as soon as it was clear they were not going to get 100% if what they wanted.
It's always amusing as well as interesting to so how delusional they are and how they have to twist things in order to "win".