I have attended many far left protests as a heckler and want to make some notes about the RNC protests and your typical so called anti war protest.
With rare exception the Tea party was on message. There were a few protests about the birth certificate, but that is merely one part of the broad anti Obama message. There were tons of American flags waved proudly and none burning. I wish the Nazi stuff would stop as it is wrong when people say Bush=Hitler, it is just as wrong when people say Obama= Hitler.
That being said there were no Palestinian flags or imbeciles dressed in kafiyehs. There were no bug eyed trooooothers stating wacky conspiracies. There were no cows dressed in Pink exhibiting their poor taste and idiocy. There were no commies trying to subvert the cause for their vulgar agenda. I did not see any trustfundista types. Everyone I spoke to had a job or was recently unemployed.
The problem is the media will give almost zero coverage to anti Obama sentiment. The 15,000 in Minneapolis pales in comparison to the tea party. Apparently, the crowd was larger than I thought and people were still arriving at noon when I left.
One of the basic problems with Obama is that he lacks class and humility. He could have addressed some of the concerns with specifics. Instead he does a speech that promises everything and is full of platitudes. He calls his critics fear mongers, but I saw people fed up with the direction of things in DC. I had some slim hope that Obama would grow into the job, but his ego is even greater than either Clinton.
I think this fight has cooled his jets for round two immigration reform.
I am curious to see if Southern Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama in an attempt to survive.