From Portland, Oregon (thanks to Duane Lester at AllAmericanBlogger):
And then, from Wisconsin (again, thanks to Duane):
And, from Washington, DC, where FreedomWorks’ new media guru–and overall sweetheart–Tabitha Hale was pushed around by a union thug:
And, of course, there was the Holocaust survivor who was cursed out by a leftist nut job for daring to protest the construction of a mosque in the shadows of where the World Trade Center towers once stood. This one is particularly painful
It’s hard not to see the various themes which repeat themselves in the American political dialogue. One of those themes that I find myself returning to, time and time again, is the civility expressed by those on the right and the left. If we were to listen to the mainstream media alone, we would believe that the Tea Party movement is filled with violent, racist thugs, when in reality there has been nary a shred of violence reported at any of the countless rallies which have taken place over the past few years. Instead, the millions and millions of patriotic Americans gather with their signs and their flags, signing patriotic songs and hymns and speaking of things like the preservation of our freedom for our grandchildren.
On the other side, you see what it’s like. I challenge you to find footage from Tea Party rallies that rivals what we’re seeing above.
In the meantime, take the September 2009 America’s Right ‘Know Your Protesters’ Quiz.