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Should the Tea Party be Thanking the Occupy Movement?

author: kprice 8:03 pm EST November 6, 2011
By Kevin Price, Publisher and Editor and Chief, US Daily Review. Recently I was at a political event and I met a young man who has been involved in the "Occupy" movement.  He was excited about the organization and believed it offered great promise to his generation (he was in his early to mid 20s).  I told him I was surprised he felt that way (because he seemed so rational), because I believe the movement is doing it's issues more harm, than good, because of its terrible behavior.  Then, I followed up by saying, "whatever those issues are."  It is the fact that it stands for nothing, that this group has become so large.  If it ever stands for anything, I am sure it's numbers would shrink. So, this young person asked, "How is the 'Occupy' movement doing harm?"  Honestly, I had no idea where to begin.  I did, however, pulled examples from this exhaustive (and growing daily) list (thanks www.BigJournalism):
  1. NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Madison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public Masturbation
  3. Phoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”
  4. NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow Protesters
  5. NY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CAR
  6. NY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush PoliceMore
  7. Cleveland: 10/18/2011 — ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped
  8. NY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?
  9. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man Accused of Exposing Self to Children Arrested
  10. 10/12/2011 — Iran Supports ‘Occupy Wall Street’
  11. Portland: 10/16/2011 – #OccupyPortland Protester Desecrates Memorial To U.S. War Dead
  12. Portland: 10/15/2011 — #OccupyPortland Protesters Sing “F*** The USA”
  13. Chicago: 10/17/2011 — COMMUNIST LEADER Cheered at Occupy Chicago
  14. 10/15/2011 — American Nazi Party Endorses Occupy Wall Street‘s ’Courage,‘ Tells Members to Support Protests and Fight ’Judeo-Capitalist Banksters’
  15. Boston: 10/14/2011 — Coast Guard member spit on near Occupy Boston tents
  16. Boston: 10/11/2011 — Boston Police Arrest Over 100 from Occupy Boston
  17. New York: 10/11/2011 — “You Can Have Sex with Animals.”
  18. New York: 10/15/2011 — Harassing Police with Accusations of Phony Injuries
  19. New York: 10/9/2011 — ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ Protesters Steal from Local Businesses
  20. New York: 10/25/2011 — Three Men Threatened to Kill 24-Year-Old Occupy Wall Street Protester for Reporting Rape
  21. Baltimore: 10/18/2011 — #OccupyBaltimore Discourages Sexual Assault Victims from Contacting Police
  22. Portland: 10/27/2011 — Occupy Portland’s Attempt At Wealth Redistribution Ends In Theft
  23. Los Angeles: 10/14/2011 – Anti-Semitic Protester at Occupy Wall Street
  24. 10/27/2011 — A Death Threat From an Occupy Wall Street Protester
  25. 10/27/2011 – Anti-Semitic Tweet From Occupier or Sympathizer
  26. Boston: 10/20/2011 — Occupy Boston Doesn’t Want Police Involved in Rape
  27. New York: 10/5/2011: Anti-Semitic Occupier Screams About Jews, Israel
  28. New York: 10/4/2011 — Occupier Taunts Jewish Man
  29. Boston: 10/2011 — Occupiers Block Street
  30. New York: 10/2011 — Occupier Tries to Steal Police Officer’s Gun
  31. New York: 10/27/2011 — Occupiers Block Traffic, Get Arrested
  32. Oakland: 10/27/2011 — Occupiers Throw Garbage at Police
  33. Oakland: 10/19/2011 — Abusive #OccupyOakland Protesters Ban Media from Tent City
  34. Eugene, OR: 10/19/2011 — Occupiers Displace Farmers’ Market Threatening Hundreds of Jobs
  35. Portland, OR: 10/18/2011 — Capitalist Offering Jobs at Occupy Portland Finds Few Takers
  36. NY: 10/20/2011 — #OccupyWallStreet Threatens Businesses, Patrons
  37. NY: 10/14/2011 — Violence Breaks Out During #OccupyWallStreet March Toward Stock Exchange
  38. NY: 10/14/2011 — Protesters March On Wall Street, Scuffle With Cops
  39. Oakland: 10/19/2011 — #OccupyOakland Protesters Threaten Reporter
  40. Oakland: 10/26/2011 — Occupiers Scuffle with Police
  41. Oakland: 10/24/2011 — Protesters Storm, Vandalize, Shut Down Chase Bank
  42. Dayton, OH: 10/22/2011 — Protester: ‘F*ck The Military, F*ck Your Flag, And F*ck The Police’
  43. Chicago: 10/14/2011 — Protesters’ Message At #OccupyChicago Rally: ‘Destroy Israel’
  44. NY: 10/23/2011 — #OccupyWallStreet Supporter Rants Against Israel, Jews
  45. NY: 10/22/2011 — #Occupy Kid: ‘Burn Wall Street, Burn!’
  46. NY: 10/21/2011 — New Yorkers Fed Up With Noisy, Defecating Protesters
  47. Oakland: 10/21/2011 — Occupy Oakland Evicted After Reports Of Crime And Intimidation
  48. Oakland: 10/19/2011 — #OccupyOakland Out of Control: Rats, Graffiti, Vandalism, Sexual Harassment, Public Sex and Urination
  49. Chicago: 10/26/2011 — Occupiers Under Investigation by FBI for Links to Terrorism
  50. Cleveland: 10/29/2011 — Rape Reported at Occupy Cleveland
  51. Dallas: 10/24/2011 — Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault Of Teen At Occupy Dallas
  52. Bloomington, IN: 10/26/2011 — Man Claims Occupy Bloomington Protesters Drugged, Handcuffed Him
  53. NY: 10/10/2011 — Sex, Drugs and Hiding from the Law at Wall Street Protests
  54. Glasgow: 10/26/2011 — Woman Gang-Raped
  55. Boston: 10/23/2011 — Occupy Boston Protesters Arrested For Dealing Heroin – With 6 Year-Old in Tent
  56. Portland: 10/16/2011 — Sex Offender Registers Occupy Portland Camp as Address
  57. Denver: 10/15/2011 — Occupy Denver Demonstrator Accused of Groping TV Photographer
  58. Lawrence, KS: 10/25/2011 — Sexual Assault Reported at Occupy Camp
  59. Minneapolis, MN: Bricks, Rocks, ‘Riot Supplies’ Discovered by Police
  60. Phoenix, AZ: 10/27/2011 — Neo-Nazis Patrol “Occupy Phoenix” With AR-15′s
  61. Chicago: 10/26/2011 — Occupy Chicago Invades City Hall
  62. 10/26/2011 — ACORN, Occupy Email Talks About Assault on Banks
  63. 10/26/2011 — OccupyWallStreet Strategy for Reports of Violence Against Cops
  64. Chicago: 10/26/2011 — Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Wows Occupiers
  65. Chicago: 10/25/2011 — Ayers Coaches #OccupyChicago, Callsg for School ‘Occupations’
  66. 10/26/2011/ — Occupy Protests Have Jewish Leaders Concerned
  67. Wash DC: 10/27/2011 — OccupyDC Leftists Provoke Police – Hang Flag on Top of DC Statue
  68. Albuquerque, NM: 10/26/2011 — Occupy Squatters Riot With Police
  69. San Diego: 10/25/2011 — Flag Used as Chew Toy by Occupier’s Dog
  70. Oakland: 10/25/2011 — Occupiers Throw Bottles at Police
  71. NY: 10/27/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Rush Limbaugh Is Bigger Threat Than Al-Qaeda
  72. 10/27/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Launching First Nationwide General Strike in America Since 1946
  73. NY: 10/28/2011 — Fox 5 News Reporter Assaulted at OWS
  74. 10/28/2001 — Total Occupy Arrests Made Thus Far: 2750
  75. Nashville: 10/28/2011 — 30 Arrests Made at Wall St. Protest
  76. NY: 10/20/2011 — Former Marine Tries to Taunt Police into Violence
  77. NY: 1023/2011 — Islamist Group Joins with Occupy Wall Street
  78. Los Angeles: 10/13/2011 — Roundup of Overt Occupy anti-Semitism
  79. NY: 10/12/2011 — There are No Anti-Semites at Occupy Wall Street. Except for This Guy
  80. Missoula, MT: 10/20/2011 — Drunk 11-Year-Old At Occupy Missoula, Adult Arrested
  81. Oakland: 10/28/2011 — Bounty Out On Police Officer?
  82. Manchester, NH: 10/28/2011 — Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
  83. San Diego: 10/28/2011 — 40 Occupiers arrested
  84. Boston: 10/24/2011 — Occupy Boston Vandalism of Banks
  85. Boston: 10/25/2011 — Store Owner Suffers 4 Break Ins Since Occupy Boston Began
  86. Portland: 10/28/2011 — Portland Police: Buckets of Excrement Scattered Around #OccupyPortland Camp
  87. Seattle: 10/20/2011 — Two Possible Occupiers Charged With Assault
  88. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Armed Felon Arrested at Occupy Seattle
  89. Seattle: 10/18/2011 — A Tent Fight and (At Least) One Arrest at Occupy Seattle
  90. Seattle: 10/17/2011 — Over 50 Cops Clear Westlake Occupation, Make Eight Arrests
  91. Seattle: 10/13/2011 — Cops Arrest Several Occupy Protesters
  92. Seattle: 10/13/2011 — Chanting Protesters Surround Police After Officers Arrest Two
  93. Denver: 10/29/2011 — Protesters Clash with Police at OWS Denver
  94. Austin: 10/13/2011 — Occupy Austin protesters arrested for blocking cleaning Crews
  95. Calgary, CN: 10/28/2011 — Occupiers do $40,000 in Property Damage
  96. Cincinnati, OH: 10/21/2011 — 23 Arrested, Remains of protests fill two dumpsters
  97. Sacramento: 10/19/2011 — 9 arrested in ‘Occupy Sacramento’ protest
  98. Sacramento: 10/13/2011 — Four More Occupy Sacramento Demonstrators Arrested
  99. Austin, TX: 10/22/2011 — Man Arrested After Knife Incident at Occupy Austin Camp
  100. Nashville: 10/29/2011 — Tenn. Protesters Arrested For 2nd Straight Night
  101. Austin, TX: 10/30/2011 — Austin Police arrest 38 Occupy Austin Protesters
  102. NY: 10/30/2011 — Woman Assaulted in Her tent
  103. Orlando, FL: 10/28/2011 — Occupy Orlando, police clash over use of downtown park
  104. Orlando, FL: 10/26/2011 — 2 Occupy Orlando protesters arrested for trespass
  105. Orlando, FL: 10/22/2011 — Police arrest 19 Orlando protesters on trespass charges
  106. Asheville, NC: 10/30/2011 — Occupiers Clash with Homeless in Asheville
  107. Nationwide: 10/27/2011 — Pro-Occupy Site claims 2511 Arrests Thus Far
  108. Fort Worth, TX: 10/16/2011 — Arrests at Occupy Fort Worth Protest
  109. NY: 10/29/2011 — Three Incidents of Anti-Semitism
  110. San Francisco: 10/29/2011 — Anti-Semitic, Folsom Street Fair Types & Che Guevara Lovin
  111. Oklahoma City: 10/30/2011 — Death of Street Poet at #OccupyOKC Treated as Homicide
  112. Baltimore: 10/31/2011 — Woman Claims She was Raped at #OccupyBaltimore
  113. Boston: 10/31/2001 — Alleged Heroin Dealer Joined Occupy Movement
  114. Ottawa: 10/31/2011 — #OccupyOttawa Violent & Sexual Assaults Not Reported to Police
  115. Santa Barbara, CA: 10/5/2011 — Occupiers Defy Police
  116. Santa Barbara, CA: 10/6/2011 — 8 Occupiers Arrested
  117. Denver, CO: 10/31/2011 — Occupiers Taunt Police, Knock Motorcycle Cop to Ground
  118. Dallas, TX: 10/24/2011 — 23 Occupy Dallas Protesters Arrested After Bank Demonstration
  119. Richmond, VA: 10/31/2011 — Arrests of Occupiers in Richmond
  120. Dallas, TX: 1v1/1/2011: Man Arrested for Child Sex assault at Occupy Dallas Camp
  121. NY: 11/1/2011 — Protesters Flock to STD-Test Clinics After Occupier ‘Free Love’
  122. Iowa: 11/1/2011 — Occupiers Intend to Disrupt Iowa Caucus
  123. NY: 11/1/2011 — Occupy Wall Street Costs Main Street Workers Their Jobs
  124. San Diego: 10/29/2011 — Businesswoman Closes Shop After Threats By Occupiers
  125. Palm Desert, CA: 11/1/2011 — Occupiers Arrested
  126. Tampa, FL: 10/24/2011 — Six Occupiers Arrested
  127. Tampa, FL: 10/27/2011 — Two More Arrested In Connection to Occupy Tampa Movement
  128. Tampa, FL: 10/29/2011 — Occupy Tampa Protesters Arrested After Scuffle With Police
  129. Oakland, CA: 11/3/2011 — Rallies Turn Violent
  130. Seattle, WA: 11/2/2011 — Cops, Protesters Clash
  131. Oakland, CA: 11/3/2011 — Protests Degenerate Into Chaos
  132. Tulsa, OK: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Clash With Police
  133. Sacramento, CA: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Smash County Vehicle Windows
  134. Philadelphia: 11/2/2011 — Occupiers Arrested
  135. Charlottesville, VA: 11/1/2011 — Underage Drinking at Occupy Charlottesville Site
  136. Portland: 11/2/2011 — Occupier Shoves Police Officer into Moving Bus
  137. Oakland: 11/2/2011 — Malkin’s Collection of Vandalism and Menacing Signs
  138. NYC: 11/3/2011 — Occupier Busted In Tent Grope, Suspected In Rape
  139. NYC: 11/4/2011 — 16 OWS Protesters Arrested at Goldman Sachs HQ
  140. Oakland, CA: 11-3-2011 — Occupy-Friendly Business Vandalized
  141. Asheville, NC: 11/3/2011 — 24 Occupiers Arrested
  142. Raleigh, NC: 10/28/2011 — Eight at Occupy Raleigh Arrested After Standoff
  143. NYC: 11/4/2011 — Deranged Homeless Man Goes on Violent Rampage In Zuccotti Park
  144. Dallas, TX: CPS Seizes Baby From ‘Occupy Dallas’ Site
  145. Wash DC: 11/4/2011 — Occupier Uses Child as Human Shield — Video
  146. Wash DC: 11/4/2011 — Occupiers Try to Storm Americans for Prosperity Event — Video
  147. Omaha, NE: 11/3/2011 — Three Occupiers Arrested
  148. Atlanta: 11/3/2011 — Protester Turns On Fellow Protester With Knife
  149. Los Angeles: 10/28/2011 — Drug Use and Property Damage
  150. Boston, MA: 11/4/2011 — 3 Charged With Dealing Crack; Occupy Boston ‘Deteriorating’
  151. Boston, MA: 11/4/2011 — Occupiers Storm Israeli Consulate; Anti-Israel Chants — Video.
Every time another protester defecates on a police car, rapes another protester, or uses anti-semitic language, their numbers shrink. Maybe not in their crowds, but of independent voters that are watching them on TV and reading stories about the group. In the same vein, I believe these protesters are actually helping the Tea Party, by showing the latter to be a far more reasonable movement.  As the media has embraced the "Occupy" movement, it has made Americans aware of the huge contrast between this radical and hate based movement and those calling themselves members of the "Tea Party."  Tea Party participants look like my neighbors, while the "Occupy" radicals resemble characters from Charlie Manson's family.  The media and its love of the "Occupy" movement is only going to push more Americans to the Tea Party. I have been involved in many Tea Party events and have spoken to as many as 11,000 participants at one time and at no time did I feel uncomfortable.  Meanwhile, my experience with the "Occupy Houston" was absolutely creepy, as men and women walked around in circles with tape on their mouths and carrying very odd signs crying a victim status.  At first, I was concerned about the "Occupy" movement and its potential impact on the Tea Party.  Now, I look forward to more liberals foolishly embracing it and watching their reputations shrink as does the credibility of this strange movement.  

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