Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street - #3435 - VIDEO: Gingrich to Media: Let me Explain the Difference Between the Tea Party of Occupy Wall Street - Hot Air (2) Our First Amendment Rights Trump Local Ordinance - Daily Progress (3) Occupy Wall Street is No Tea Party - Heritage Foundation



Gingrich to Media: Let Me Explain the Difference Between the Tea Party of Occupy Wall Street - Hot Air - Romney and Cain took some well-deserved shots at the occupiers today too but here’s Gingrich ramping it up with a base-pleasing tea-party contrast. Between soundbites like this and the occasional roundhouse at debate moderators, I’m starting to believe those Rasmussen numbers. Read more........

Our First Amendment Rights Trump Local Ordinance - Daily Progress - After a public hearing that lasted nearly three hours and saw more than 50 people speak in support of the Occupy Charlottesville movement, the City Council declined to make a decision on the ultimate fate of the encampment in Lee Park, opting instead to call for more dialogue and open the door to an extension of the group’s special-event permit as negotiations continue.  More than 100 occupy activists and supporters – many wearing red in a show of solidarity – filled the council chambers at City Hall Monday night for a public hearing about overnight activities in Lee Park in what two councilors said was the most well-attended meeting they had ever seen.  Occupiers danced to drums at a rally in the park before marching to City Hall to ask the City Council to allow the group to continue occupying the downtown park, where they have been camped out since Oct. 15. A long list of speakers signed up to address the council about the looming Thanksgiving deadline when an 11 p.m. curfew is set to be reinstated as the group’s special-event permit expires, but the council gave no clear verdict.  Mayor Dave Norris said many in the neighborhood around the park would like to see it restored to its former status, but he gave no calls for swift action.  Read more...........

Occupy Wall Street is No Tea Party - Heritage Foundation - The past few years have witnessed the rise and fall of several left-leaning political fads, each touted as a response to the rise of the Tea Party Movement: the Coffee Party, One Nation, and Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’ s Rally to Restore Sanity. A month after the Wall Street occupation began, the protesters say they are just getting started. But a month is more than enough time to see that Occupy Wall Street is no Tea Party. For one thing, Wall Street occupiers call themselves the 99 percent. They are united against the 1 percent, defined as the top income earners who don’t pay enough taxes but still get government bailouts for their corporations and banks. As a corrective, the occupiers demand that the 1 percent pay more taxes and the 99 percent receive more benefits in the form of student loan forgiveness, free health care, and jobs through New Deal–esque programs.  Read more.........

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