Rallies on the Right and Left

Our intrepid hero Zombie presents a telling contrast of the Tea Party in Searchlight to that of a recent “anti-war” protest in Los Angeles.

In both cases, citizen journalist bloggers were on hand to document the proceedings with eye-opening photo essays:

El Marco: Tea Party Express rally, Searchlight, March 27

Ringo: Anti-war rally, Los Angeles, March 20

Two rallies, not very far apart in time or location — and yet they couldn’t be more different.

I consider myself neither left-wing nor right-wing, and I disagree with one side or the other on various issues — but after viewing these images, I don’t think there’s any question where I’d feel more at ease.

Below is a sampling of images from each rally. (Click on the links above for the full reports.) Scan them and tell me: At which rally would you feel more comfortable?

Show this essay to people you know who are liberals, or conservatives, or middle-of-the-roaders, and ask them: In all honesty, if you had to choose to be associated with the protesters at either rally, which would make you least embarrassed?

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Let’s see how telling these images are.

Evil, racist, hateful right-wing teabaggers:

Tolerant, peaceful, patriotic, enlightened liberals:

The Jawa Report looks over the images, and finds some of them lulzworthy:

Check out the whole thing here.

Really kind of sets the tone between the rhetoric and emotion behind the left vs. the right, huh? So much for the violence of the hateful right.

Honorable mentions by Michelle Malkin and Moonbattery.

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