Rightbloggers compare large national protests (union) unfavorably with large national protests (Koch brothers) [Updated]

%{[ data-embed-type=”image” data-embed-id=”57150c4289121ca96b9605da” data-embed-element=”aside” ]}%

Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of

the teachers’ union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at

least 70,000

people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker’s attempt to

break the union.

Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people turned

out on behalf of teachers in one state who were holding out for

collective bargaining rights, despite opposition from Republicans and

from bigtime “liberal” columnists who also consider

schoolteachers grossly overcompensated.

Yet rightbloggers dismissed these demos as paltry, insignificant, and a


To understand why they think so, we need to review the history of the

Tea Party, which has sometimes summoned big crowds itself.

Categories: News, Politics