The news media continues to demonstrate its clueless nature and/or outright stupidity. The latest? The assertion that the left-wing demonstrations going on nationwide and the outraged crowds showing up at Republican lawmakers' town hall meetings are tantamount to the Tea Party movement of 2009-2010. Where to begin debunking such stupidity....
For starters, there is overwhelming evidence that many of the vociferous protesters showing up at the town hall meetings are A) from outside the districts where they raise a ruckus; and b) sponsored by left-wing agitators such as George Soros and former president Barack Obama's Organizing for Action group, among others. We should have known that the uber-egotist Obama wouldn't go quietly. It was a dead giveaway when he announced he would take up residence in Washington, D.C., after he left the White House. His goal is to oppose the Trump administration tooth-and-nail at every turn. He will second-guess the current president as often as the sun rises and sets. And the media will gleefully and uncritically report his critiques and criticisms.
A second major difference exists between the Tea Party demonstrators and today's left-wing demonstrators: The majority of the Tea Party protesters have jobs and are well-mannered, law abiding citizens. But many members of the rent-a-mob gang are unemployed (or were, until they took a gig working for Soros), and tend to be not just profane, but violent and highly destructive.
Think about it: Did Tea Party rallies ever degenerate into window-smashing, arson, overturning police cars, assaulting Obama supporters and the like? Hell no, and if they had, the media would have gone ballistic. The media jackals fervently hoped there would be incidents of violence and racism perpetrated by "tea baggers," as these vulgar losers like to call conservative activists. (Darn it! Will there EVER be another Timothy McVeigh amongst these hicks & rubes, they thought.) But these days, the lefties break the law left and right, trashing campuses and city business districts, assaulting Trump supporters and in some cases uttering outrageous statements such as despicable Madonna's admission that she's “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."
No, today's demonstrators are not upstanding citizens. They are not genuine, nor are they authentic. So, to describe the 2017 left-wing anarchists and bitter whiners, let's use a favorite term of progressives back in the Tea Party era -- "AstroTurf." Today's leftist riff-raff are not genuine, and don't have roots. Oh, and they're every bit as tacky as that fake surface that has screwed up many a football player's knee, boosted batting averages as well as pitchers' earned run averages, and made life miserable for infielders. We'd be better off without AstroTurf, no doubt.