The mainstream media meme that Occupy Wall Street was kinda like the Tea Party has been exploded many times over the past two months thanks to the myriad incidents of violence, drug use, drug dealing, public sex, rape, homicide, public defecation, assault, rioting, firebombing and general lawlessness.
And now, on the two-month anniversary of the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the stark differences between it and the Tea Party are on full display in what happened today in New York City and in Washington, D.C.
In New York, thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters have spent the day doing their best to bother commuters trying to get to work on the roads, subways and bridges. They attempted (unsuccessfully) to prevent the New York Stock Exchange from doing business today. And they are cheered on by the far Left.
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles down I-95, the Tea Party was presenting budget proposals to Congress aimed at balancing the federal budget and solving the national debt crisis without making things financially tougher for American workers who pay the taxes.
Whatever you think about the specifics of the Tea Party budget proposal, at least they understand that the way to solve our problems lies in confronting those problems with real solutions, not in blocking traffic and tussling with police.