If the occupiers were rational--which they are not--they would have held this demonstration on the day before the recall election. But with OWSers, protests are what they live for--not elections. Which is why the Occupy movement is now just an ineffective rump of anarchists, socialists, and union bosses.
With the Tea Party, the protests are secondary, elections are our primary front of action.
We win, they lose.
One of the union bosses who spoke was Gilbert Johnson, the president of AFSCME Local 82. My video of his vile race-baiting remarks has gone viral. Of course the mainstream media is ignoring it--which is why their audience continues to hemorrhage.
This is what I call the LoserMobile. In addition to the two anti-Scott Walker bumperstickers, there is a Russ Feingold one--the ultra-liberal Democratic senator was defeated in 2010 by Republican Ron Johnson. And you'll see a Tom Barrett for governor sticker--we know what happened to him--and below that is a JoAnne Kloppemburg for state Supreme Court bumpersticker. She was defeated by incumbent David Prosser. Liberals lined up behind Kloppenburg--it was hoped that she would rule to overturn Walker's budget repair bill that weakened Wisconsin's overreaching public-sector unions.
The rally was held in Pere Marquette Park in downtown. I snapped this photograph about 5 minutes before the rantings began. I figure the occupiers numbered about 125 or so.
This flag has more than 50 stars.
The first Students for a Democratic Society fell apart in 1969. A splinter group, of which Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were part of, became the Weather Underground. As with the first SDS, the new one is a also a socialist bunch.
The Black Bloc anarchists. As is their wont, they were the most troublesome of the marchers.
The liberal blog FireDogLake, commonly referred to as FDL, has been an incessant cheerleader for the Occupy movement. Until recently, that is. There are no OWS articles on its front page this afternoon.
Exactly which laws are 'racist' and 'anti-worker?' During his rant about the "tea bag," Gilbert Johnson emitted, "What you have is a bunch of haters, people that tell lies, people that want to go back to the '50s. White man rule. White man only."
For the left, cries of racism are their last refuge of offense.
I only saw a few union T-shirts at the rally. Big Labor's rank-and-file are bailing on the Occupy movement too. This man is from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473.
The woman is from SEIU Local 150. But how can you be "stronger together" when there is just one of you?
You can't have an Occupy rally without that commie murderer, Che Guevara.
The Black Bloc on the march. In my video, you will see them confronting mounted police officers repeatedly. Not smart...
Of course the occupiers didn't have a permit for their march.
These misguided women favor amending the US Constitution so to invalidate the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Ain't. Gonna. Happen. Because that means overturning part of the First Amendment--part of our Bill of Rights.
(Video) AFSCME boss gives race-baiting speech at Occupy Milwaukee rally
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