The PROTESTER is “Person of the Year” for TIME magazine. That TIME’s cover also looks decidedly female is critically important.
The right is not amused. Poor babies.
Nothing was more important this year than the Arab Spring, which detonated a movement across the Middle East, with Americans and the world watching as oppressed people, especially women, rose up.
The right evidently thought that this burst of independence would automatically resound in the favor of the United States, as if that was the primary goal of people in Tunisia, Egypt and beyond.
When the Arab Spring energy hit American shores it unleashed Occupy, another event that has the right reeling.
Because as non-ideological fury over the lack of fairness in this country takes root, the right is whining that the Tea Party has been upstaged. Deal with it, they are yesterday’s news.