Bad behavior

Bad behavior

by digby

I keep hearing how well behaved the Tea Partiers were compared to Occupy Wall Street, what with their polite and well mannered rallies and all. They are all over the place, getting face time as the supposedly civilized face of American protest, recalling the glory days of their "peaceful" movement.

They were anything but civilized. I'm just going to re-run this one again because I think it says everything that needs to be said:

Also, too, there was this. And just this past month at the GOP debates they've been cheering for executions, booing active duty soldiers, applauding the uninsured dying and, last night, clapping wildly for the comment "it's your own fault" if you don't have a job.

Humans are often not nice, and neither side in the political/cultural divide has a monopoly on goodness. But I really don't want to hear any more nonsense about how "decent" the Tea partiers were in contrast to the Occupy Wall Streeters. Many of them behave very badly, very often and they have absolutely no room to be judgmental.