Pro-union protesters surround tea partiers at Wisconsin Palin/Breitbart/tea party rally


In my earlier post of the excruciating Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity tea party event here, including the Palin shrieks and Andrew Breitbart’s crass outburst, I had mentioned someone tweeting that the counter-protesters outnumbered the teabaggers.

I didn't have a link at that time, but thanks to a Think Progress tweet, I do now. Via CBS:

Hundreds of pro-union labor supporters are surrounding smaller groups of conservative Tea Party members attending a rally featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

A video of Sarah the Screecher being overscreamed by boos at the rally here.

Prior to her appearance, labor supporters still smarting from the passage of Walker's polarizing bill eliminating most public employees' collective bargaining rights drowned out Palin's supporters, shouting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker's got to go." [...]

The Capitol police estimate about 6,500 people were on the Capitol grounds and vicinity by about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, reports CBS Affiliate WISC.

There were no reports or arrests, according to the state Department of Administration.

6,500 people, including union supporters. There were at least ten times that number at the anti-Walker rallies, week after week after week, sometimes up to 100,000.

Wait, stop, huh, what? No arrests? But, the Progressives and union "thugs" are constantly being accused of bullying and violence. Palin said so herself at the rally:

“Mr. Obama, you can’t ignore us in 2012. You threw hatred, violence at people in Madison.”

And she also said this, as reported by CBS:

Palin called the crowd in Madison courageous for having stood up to "death threats and thug tactics" of those who opposed Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill.

By the way, so far CNN has only reported on how Palin "whipped up the tea party crowd", completely omitting any coverage of the counter protest. I guess they either weren't there or don't read The Political Carnival.