Imagine if a group of white Tea Partiers did it

Occupy Atlanta gives John Lewis the cold shoulder

Apparently having solved all other problems in Georgia, a group of roughly 300 protesters decided to mimic the recent events in Manhattan and set up Occupy Atlanta. Unlike their brothers and sisters in arms up in the Big Apple, though, they didn’t have to wait for weeks on end to attract the attention of the political establishment. On the very first evening, member of Congress and civil rights icon John Lewis showed up to lend his support and say a few words to the assembled crowd. So… how did that work out?

About 200 people attended the event. U.S. Congressman John Lewis even stopped by for about half an hour.

Several demonstrators held signs showing their frustration with Washington’s relationship with big business. Many people voiced general frustration. One woman said she was there for changes for animals. Another attendee said he didn’t think either party represented his feelings.

Congressman Lewis (D, GA) was ready to talk to the group, but they didn’t give him a chance to speak.

If any black congressman had tried to address a Tea Party rally and been refused, nobody would be talking about Jesse LaGreca today.

Meanwhile, Professor Jacobson points out that despite attracting hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors to hundreds of rallies, ” . . . the Tea Parties were called an extremist fringe group, while the Occupy protesters are glorified.”

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8 Responses to Imagine if a group of white Tea Partiers did it

  1. WMCB says:

    If someone had been marching along at a teaparty with a Nazi flag, completely at home, and unremarked or objected to by the crowd, would it have made news?

    Yet here’s the Soviet flag. Waving proudly in Philadelphia. Fucking Philadelphia – birthplace of freedom.

    It makes me sick to my stomach. Don’t get me wrong – freedom of speech means that communists or Nazis or skinheads or the KKK or whoever have every right to march and speak all they want.

    But I’m not fucking marching beside any of them. And I cannot for the life of me comprehend why any American would.

  2. 1539days says:

    Actually, John Lewis was the one who said Tea Partiers called him the n-word during the celebration of the passage of Obamacare. Andrew Breitbart offered $10,000 for video of this. He still has his $10K.

  3. Lola-at-Large says:

    Good point, but I’m getting kinda tired of all the noise surrounding the do-nothing generation and their do-nothing protest.

    Okay, so a bunch of young people are throwing Rainbow Gatherings inside cities and unemployed tourists are using them for cheap vacations. Until they do something, say something, demand something, why give them the time of day? The opposition begins to sound more and more like “Get off my lawn!” And that may be the purpose.

    All I know is that everyone switched sides once again; the Wallbaggers are where the teabaggers were, and the teabaggers are where the wallbaggers were; Democrats sound like the Republicans of 2010 and the Republicans sound like the Democrats of 2010. Neat trick, eh?

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