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

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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.

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  • Hendry

    Where can we see that in print, JNA; Dept. of Admin. said "No arrests or reports."

  • Thanks!!

  • Mrbeaker

    Someone's never heard of objectivism...

  • Westernsmith1215

    Yes the group that is bankrolled by none other than Koch!

  • Nur Alia binti Ahmad

    When you brag about charity it loses it's intention, simply because charity is given with no expectation of anything in return.

    If you pat yourself on the back for your charity, then you are looking for fame and noteriety, rather than the benefit of another.

  • Karen WW, first let me say if you're not a native of the state of my birth welcome to Wisconsin. Now reading your post you have to be one of these three things...1. very wealthy-2. very naive-3. mentally challenged, I ask you Karen WW are you 1-2 or 3?

  • Anonymous

    For all your talk of how rude and intolerant the counterprotesters were, I notice that nobody was arrested. Why should anyone tolerate what Governor Walker is doing? Your self-congratulatory disclosure of how generous you are to those less fortunate doesn't make me admire you more, because you say it only to compare your liberal coworkers unfavorably. That's bullshit, but I'd bet you identify yourself as a Christian anyway.

    I do think you are hateful and deluded. Unless you're really wealthy, your support for the policies of the GOP and the Tea Party expose you as being nothing more than a tool. You're the chicken who would support Col Sanders.

  • Catlady628

    Wow, don't strain your arm patting yourself on the back.

  • PISSEDOFF84839

    I find it very interesting that conservatives feel that they deserve a fucking cookie because they do good shit in life. Were supposed to laud you and give you plaudits over shit YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN!!!!!! Whenever I hear this same bullshit diatribe from conservatives that I give to charity, give $20 bucks, etc. is basically a excuse to say, I vote Republican but I'm not a total selfish asshole. I'm glad you volunteer at a hospice, pity you support a party that would cut funding immensely for preventative care to avoid people being put in a hospice. Oh, PLUS they cut hospice care too.

    Also, I find it funny that there seems to be a dick swinging contest between what you and your "liberal" friends donate. So, its not about giving and helping each other, its about beating liberals in giving, huh? Just because you dole out all that money honey, doesn't mean you aren't anymore of a selfish, self righteous person who thinks shes better than she actually is.

    Also, a huge "I don't give a flipping fuck" to the rudeness of the counter protesters. Yeah, let these guys support someone who takes rights they had before away, never even running on it in election season, and see if YOU are kind to ignorant ass folks like you who think its good policy. FUCK YOU!! Its apparent you don't give a shit about my/our thoughts and you know we don't give a shit about yours. Don't come over here expecting anyone to feel sorry for being a jackass and voting these people into power believing their bullshit.

    END RANT!!!

  • PISSEDOFF84839

    I find it very interesting that conservatives feel that they deserve a fucking cookie because they do good shit in life. Were supposed to laud you and give you plaudits over shit YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN!!!!!! Whenever I hear this same bullshit diatribe from conservatives that I give to charity, give $20 bucks, etc. is basically a excuse to say, I vote Republican but I'm not a total selfish asshole. I'm glad you volunteer at a hospice, pity you support a party that would cut funding immensely for preventative care to avoid people being put in a hospice. Oh, PLUS they cut hospice care too.

    Also, I find it funny that there seems to be a dick swinging contest between what you and your "liberal" friends donate. So, its not about giving and helping each other, its about beating liberals in giving, huh? Just because you dole out all that money honey, doesn't mean you aren't anymore of a selfish, self righteous person who thinks shes better than she actually is.

    Also, a huge "I don't give a flipping fuck" to the rudeness of the counter protesters. Yeah, let these guys support someone who takes rights they had before away, never even running on it in election season, and see if YOU are kind to ignorant ass folks like you who think its good policy. FUCK YOU!! Its apparent you don't give a shit about my/our thoughts and you know we don't give a shit about yours. Don't come over here expecting anyone to feel sorry for being a jackass and voting these people into power believing their bullshit.

    END RANT!!!

  • Tatiana

    Was this post a self promoting "thang" to show how you connedservative are such a kinda soul/? Have you seen today what the teahangover woman in Cali did producing a vid with Obama on the lap of a chimpanzee family with the title "that's why there is no birth certificate? Well screw you Statistically liberals , progressives and demos volunteer way more and GIVE lot's more than your ilk.End of your pity party

  • Tatiana

    Neocon little shitbag who perpetuates hyperbolic falsehoods with little kernels of truths to them. Rather like the kernels of corn you find in a shit though.

  • Ajkalra

    Who is questioning your help to charities? And why would you care about what those "Liberals" give? Is this supposed to be a competition of moral values?

    Regardless, you dont seem to understand the very basic: You support those who want poor to be more helpless than what they are. They want to take money from average folks and give it to Rich. Thats exactly what you are supporting.

    I didnt see the rallies against Walker, but if I was one of them, I will mighty pissed off any one who support Walker, the dictator. I thought they were very civilized; and they shouldnt have been. I think tea party needs what it promotes: 2nd amendment treatment for all the racism, bigotory, anti-Islam, fear, gun, Jesus etc etc. They are the worst that a human can be.

  • JNA

    That's funny cause it was posted on the facebook website announcing rally that people were not to bring their guns....
    also, read up on the 5 tea party members that were arrested in madison for having guns. you should really take some time and do some research on the tea party......the greedy corporate puppeteers who funded this rally are doing a wonderful job of manipulating the media and it's followers.....take the time out to watch astro turf wars if you want some truth...

  • MAINFRAME

    How much Sarah make of her appearance in Madison? I heard in excess of $100,000..wonder if she would have showed up if only offered a free nights stay and a meal?

  • Mikeil

    Web sites have bias, Karen WW. This is not freedom of speech. This is a fascist movement rubbing people's noses in the legislative tyranny they've brought to Wisconsin. So patriotism to you is supporting the agendas of the super-rich who pull the puppet strings, but don't show at the rallies? Palin's a stooge and Breitbart's a liar; that's the front and their ritual. By the way, Jesus said the right hand should not let the left hand what it's doing. Nice humility. Would you expect flowers and smiles for the people who've literally ruined people's lives and careers?

  • KarenWW

    I find it VERY interesting that everything on this site talks of all the hatred and lies from the tea party folks.......whereas the union protesters were Extremely rude and had Extremely hateful signs about people attending this rally. They've taken over the Madison capital for weeks and it was obvious that they don't believe in giving Anyone a voice unless it's their own (intolerant of anyone who doesn't think like them) They were Very rude and disrespectful of a rally where people weren't bothering them, we just wanted to listen to our speakers (and in spite of all the rude drums and horns and mean yelling, Yes I could hear!). Then, as I was leaving I heard hateful taunts coming my way (must be the small Scott Walker sign I was holding). Funny, because I give MUCH More that all the liberals to charity when envelopes and causes come around at work, buying dinners (at $40 a pop) for poor families at Christmas, giving $10-$20 dollars in cards to coworkers when family members and those close to them die (my liberal friends give $1-$5 that is IF they give at all). I have found myself much more giving than all of them over the years. Additionally, I volunteer at hospice. But I AM THE GREEDY, hateful one and these are the people with signs saying "SRC$W tea party women" and other awful things. These people showed me who the intolerant and selfish and mean/vile people are today and it's not the tea party people. I have been to the 2 rallies (first times ever) in Madison and these folks were so polite and respectful and patriotic. I don't like to think such bad things of people but all I see on this site is the real hate and no respect of others rights and thoughts. An older single tea party woman what attended the Madison Rally 04/16

  • "The rally is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative front group." - CBS News 'Nuff said.

  • "The rally is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative front group." - CBS News 'Nuff said.

  • John King and Danna BaBaBash loooves them some Koch brothers.

    King even had Orley Tatz on his show yesterday and let her have at it in all of her glory.

    Those 2 have been right-wing shills from the beginning.