Meet the Flea Party!

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So far, the only major accomplishment of the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, “Occupy Our Mothers’ Basements.”

Oddly enough for such a respectable-looking group — a mixture of adolescents looking for a cause, public sector union members, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, people who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Andrea Dworkin look-alikes, people 95 percent of whose hair is concentrated in their ponytails and other average Democrats — they can’t even explain what they’re protesting.

The protesters either treat inquiries about their purpose as a trick question, or — worse — instantly rattle off a series of insane causes: “No. 1, abolish capitalism; No. 2, because 9/11 was an inside job; No. 3, because Mumia is innocent …”

Curiously, the only point universally agreed upon by the protesters and their admirers in the Democratic Party and the mainstream media is that “Occupy Wall Street” should be compared to the tea party. Yes, that would be the same tea party that has been denounced and slandered by the Democratic Party and the mainstream media for the last three years.

As a refresher: The Democratic National Committee called the tea partiers “angry mobs” and “rabid right-wing extremists.” ABC said they were a “mob.” CNN accused them of “rabble rousing.” Harry Reid called them “evil mongers.” Nancy Pelosi said they were “un-American.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper and every single host on MSNBC called the tea partiers a name that referred to an obscure gay sex act.

But apparently liberals couldn’t even convince themselves that tea partiers were an extremist group unworthy of emulation.

At least they’re embarrassed about what the OWS protesters really are: wingless, bloodsucking and parasitic. This is the flea party, not the tea party.

Contrary to all the blather you always hear about how lawless street protests and civil disobedience are part of the American tradition — “what our troops are fighting for!” — they are not. We are an orderly people with democratic channels at our disposal to change our government.

The very reason we have a constitutional republic is because of a mob uprising. Soon after the American Revolution, Shays’ Rebellion so terrified and angered Americans that they demanded a federal government capable of crushing such mobs.

For nearly 200 years, Americans understood that they lived in a country capable of producing bad politicians and bad policies, but that was subject to change through peaceful, democratic means. There was no need to riot or storm buildings because we didn’t have a king. We had a representative government.

Even when injustice existed, there were constitutional mechanisms to right wrongs.

For nearly a century after the Civil War, congressional Republicans kept introducing bills that implemented the civil rights amendments — only to be blocked by segregationist Democrats. But then, attorney Thurgood Marshall came along and began winning cases before the Supreme Court, redeeming black Americans’ constitutional rights through the judiciary.

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  • 080

    The tea partiers are not a mob but rather represent the arrival of a new Protestant Reformation. It has not yet found its Luther. But I don't think that they are going away anytime soon.

  • DREGstudios

    We live in a country no longer represented by the people but by the interests of major corporations and the money they use through lobbying to pay off our elected officials. These politicians no longer voice the opinion of the voters who put them in office but instead speak for the special interests which pay them more and more money to turn a blind eye to the destruction of our environment and the extinction of the middle class. How long will the occupations have to last before a SINGLE government official asks what WE the PEOPLE want changed? Visit my artist’s blog at… to see my art for the movement and also see videos of the protests and police brutality as well as get other sources for coverage of the movement.

    • Rifleman

      If history is any guide, the quickest way to trash the environment and make the middle class extinct is to let the socialists have their way.

      Wow, your 'art' bears a striking resemblance to my last movement.

    • StephenD

      Then what the hell are you doing on Wall Street? Why aren't you at the White House?

  • brent

    The OWS movement should be called the Million Moocher March, or how about Operation Whine and Snivel.

    • Rifleman

      Good ones!

  • hotpoet

    My dear darling Ann– you are the parasite honey. The mean girl in high school who never grew up and didn't perfect any talents accept snarky not so smart commentary.

    It's okay…. history will not remember you….

    • Rifleman

      Don't quit your day job, if you have one.

      She's not the one demanding others pay her way.

    • rightwinger

      Well at least she knows the difference between “accept” and “except”.

    • radicalconservative

      The word you wanted was “except”, not “accept”. Typical dumb liberal Democrat…

      • Asher

        And Brainwashed!

    • bubba

      Ms hotpoet…. not to point out the obvious… but it appears as if history will not only not remember you, but will never actually know who you were in the first place.

  • ChingaChe

    Poets and artists of the left speak of "the movement," shorthand for "the bowel movement of the flea party."

  • dontcoast

    We need more satirists like you, Ann. That was hilarious.

  • BS77

    OWS will fizzle out sooner than you think…..once the bums and idiots get a taste of freezing weather…they will fade away.

  • StephenD

    I've been posting the Pieter Bruegel (1568) painting of the parable of The Blind Leading the Blind and how this "movement" reminds me of it. I make the distinction that the leaders here aren't blind but rather Evil.
    Ann is that voice calling out to those blind followers that are think too highly of themselves to listen so they too follow….blindly, into the ditch.

  • Isherwood

    If Ann hates it, it must be right and just.

    Keep'um occupied!

  • Francis

    The Flea Party is an accurate description for those who like to stink, Don't want to work and demand money for doing nothing. I do not see them picking up after themselves, volunteering in their community, doing what ever may be necessary to make ends meet. These are the Bums of our time. Living in shanty towns, doing drugs, making a mess, making a nuisance out of them selves. Since when has the Flea Party offered real solutions or spoken with a single voice?

  • Tar_n_Feathers

    There's a huge difference between revolution and a totalitarian takeover. If these protesters had their way, they would enlist the govt. powers that be to force their will onto the private sector. Note to the Left: Wall Street is not a govt. entity. If you really want a revolution, go to the White House and tell those tax sucking elitist delinquents to get the hell off your lawn.

  • Asher

    The Flea Party are mindless people with no values or principles that can be bought and sold by Obama's agenda!

  • Publius

    Well written, as always, this article's recitation of the history of Democrat presidents' indifference to case law overlooked the grand-daddy of them all: party founder Pres. Jackson's refusal to enforce the Marshall Court's exoneration of Christian missionaries in the Cherokee Nation East, who had been unlawfully imprisoned by Georgia.

    The Cherokee cases were the precedent for all such presidential dereliction in years to come, and gave rise to Pres. Jackson's famous quote: "Mr. Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it!" not unlike Stalin asking how many divisions had the Pope.

  • C"H"Martel

    My book, "Satan's Trinity: Hitler, Stalin & Muhammad," will be available within the month and one may pre-order at For the first time in history "HSM" appear together on a book cover. The idea behind the book is to make headway against the ludicrous idea that Muhammad should be conjoined with any religious leader/founder. Once this comparison, driven by actual names, has been made then it must be attacked. Once the attack has been launched then the attackers will be forced to defend their attack. Since the attack is indefensible then the "religion" Muhammad (if he existed) founded will begin to be viewed as the scam it is. This book has been written under the principle of KISS. And nothing is simpler to understand than Hitler and Stalin…..and now, Muhammad. Thank you for your time…….C"H"Martel

  • flowerknife_us

    I thought they were the fleece party.

  • ross1948

    As noted, they have no respect for the law, and now they reap the whirlwind.

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  • tom joad

    ann, you create nothing all you do is spin current events for yourself and those you serve. you are a rude loudmouth. and you talk over people try some manners and grace. i know a heart and compassion are out of the question. you know nothing of humanity and all you care for are the rich and yourself. you have the mouth of a junk yard dog and the jawbone of an ass. you are a waste of life. and yes the poor dont have the fancy bathrooms and nice clean clothes or place to go to the bathroom but they are better examples of humanity than you. and whats up with your neck are you part giraffe

  • http://dowjonestoday.indo Lisa Martin

    Even when injustice existed, there were constitutional mechanisms to right wrongs.