VIDEO- Wisconsin tea party event: 500 of them, 5000 of us!

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These sum it up nicely:

Jeremy Ryan from Defending Wisconsin PAC reports from the Tea Party Rally at the Capitol with special (in a sense of abnormally low intelligence) guest Sarah Palin... First we show how the tea party folk act they cannot cite any intelligence whatsoever just resort to name calling... Then we show you when Palin is speaking and you cannot even hear her filth... They also said Prosser won which is 100% lie as it has not been concluded yet... Then you see me come face to face with the Anti-American Vicki McKenna... SHARE!! And as always visit www.defendingwisconsin.org ...

My livetweet coverage of the excruciating event here, including Sarah Palin’s babbling (and failed) attempts at coherent speech and Andrew Breitbart’s crass outburst ("Go to hell!").

Another "our side outnumbered them" post here. And yesterday's video of Palin trying to screech over boos here. Plus this one:

And finally, here is one more video of the crowd v. the speeches (h/t: Bruce):

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  • Dannymt1955

    You are nieve to think that the masses won't hijack the progessives's socialistic policies and demand to be taken care of at the point of a gun. Look at what is going on in Northern Africa. People aren't trained dophins who swim off and starve when they aren't being fed their treats for performing. When you treat people like trained pets, their dependency turns against the hands that feed them when times get tough. In the long run, the huame thing to do with humans is to treat them with dignity and respect, and give them the independence to survive or perish trying.

  • Anonymous

    You have a very selective score-keeping method. By your reasoning, the people of Boston will be highly pleased to know that as of April 17th, the Red Sox have a 2-0 record.

  • Anonymous

    Your points are well taken, but there is something in my gut that says that shouting down anyone is the wrong approach. Maybe it's because the most successful protest movements that I witnessed in the 60's and 70's were the relatively quiet, peaceful demonstrations that are best exemplified by the leadership of Dr Martin Luther King. As the hippies picked up on his tactics, hearts and minds were swayed and public opinion turned radically against the Vietnam war. Bad behavior turns off polite people and the message never gets heard.

    We have the message and the ethos that should speak for itself to win hearts and minds. We are on the correct side of history. Our philosophy and policies are what made the U.S. the best in the world in so many important measurements from education to quality of life, to infrastructure. The libertarian "conservative" policies have degraded our country and way of life and this is easily shown through empirical data. We have the winning message, and we promote the economic policies that made the U.S. the envy of the world, so let's let the message speak for itself.

    I feel that we should lead by example. If both sides shout each other down so the messages can't be heard, those on the sidelines will end up siding with the loudest, most prevalent message, not necessarily the best message. And although our numbers are huge in WI, since press coverage is scant, few people know that outside of the political activist community. On the grand stage that is the American media, the teabaggers still have the loudest voice with FAUX "news", the corporate major networks (who all refused to cover the protests in WI) and "conservative" talk radio outnumbering progressive talk radio 10 to 1.

  • Ultimately, yes... although I think you're rather arrogant to suggest that you know what my "side" is, given what little information that you have about me.

    Once upon a time there was this concept of "hearts and minds." We wanted to win them. Outside of the US, that's a serious challenge for a lot of reasons. Within the US, it should be much easier if those seeking the heart and the mind have a valid and well-communicated message.

    The GOP/Tea Baggers have failed at that message.

    Yes, they may have won the battle (for Supreme Court) but there's clearly a divide on the core topics and values involved. We are definitely in a culture war... but my opinion is that the "liberals" are far more expansive in their definition of "culture," whereas the "conservatives" are far more restrictive.

  • Dannymt1955

    The only shouting down that counts is at the voting booth results and your side is down 2 to 0 on that score.

  • The difference, IMO, is that the baggers shouted down everyone, especially the citizenry.

    In Wisconsin, we're seeing the citizenry shouting down people speaking *at them* with authority.

    Palin, especially, needs to know she's not universally loved and admired. Her narcissism and insecurity is fed with adolation, which is why she "fights like a girl" from Twitter, Facebook, Fox, and $100,000 speaking gigs.

    This is not to say that I think protests need more cowbell, cuz I don't. But I understand where they're coming from and I think they can contribute something positive by being respectfully outspoken.

  • The difference, IMO, is that the baggers shouted down everyone, especially the citizenry.

    In Wisconsin, we're seeing the citizenry shouting down people speaking *at them* with authority.

    Palin, especially, needs to know she's not universally loved and admired. Her narcissism and insecurity is fed with adolation, which is why she "fights like a girl" from Twitter, Facebook, Fox, and $100,000 speaking gigs.

    This is not to say that I think protests need more cowbell, cuz I don't. But I understand where they're coming from and I think they can contribute something positive by being respectfully outspoken.

  • Anonymous

    I watched on the CBS news last night and they of course featured Ms Phony and it was obvious they tinkered with the audio to make it seem like she was surrounded only her stupid followers. At the end they said there were "some" counter protesters.

  • Dannymt1955

    Is this your idea of supporting free speech?

  • way to go ; 0)

  • Anonymous

    I wish our folks would cool it with the cow bells, whistles and drums. I wouldn't last long having to listen to that. In fact, if it were up to me, I would direct the crowd to listen respectfully and then boo at the applause lines. Shouting down the speaker is the teabagger tactic that we all saw at the town hall meetings during the health care legislation marathon.