People are calling Occupy Wall Street the liberal's version of the Tea Party. This is ridiculous on so many levels, it's hard to know where to start.
1 - First off, what motivated people to gather and for an activist arm of the GOP - often called the Tea Party? There was a feeling that the country was headed too far left, including the MSM, and conservatives were awakened as they saw the atrocities Obama has inflicted upon this country. They wanted to make a difference to reorient the efforts of politicians and direct them back to the constitution and the values America was established on.
2 - Those that attend a Tea Party rally are incredibly informed. They know the policies they disagree with, not because of circumstance but because it violates the core of their beliefs. They are passionate and desire to right the nation.
3 - The Democrats invented protesting. Conservatives have not traditionally protested but worked to influence change in other ways. As Andrew Breitbart jokes, conservatives don't even really know how to rally. It started by Republicans standing around in Benjamin Franklin hats. :) Ah, Breitbart.
Anyway, contrast these points to Occupy Wall Street...it's no comparison.
"The New York Times quoted one Occupy Wall Street veteran telling a newcomer: “It doesn’t matter what you’re protesting. Just protest.” That captures the coherence of the exercise, which is a giant, ideologically charged, post-adolescent sleepover complete with face paint and pizza deliveries."