I was up in Santa Fe much of the day for the first day of the legislative session. And, while the Speaker’s cancer announcement was a bombshell, I was intrigued by the shenanigans of the so-called “Occupy” movement. At the start of Gov. Martinez’s “State of the State” address, they caused a disruption and yelled, interrupting her.
This plain lack of disrespect is one of the biggest differences between “Occupy” and the “Tea Party.” The former simply doesn’t respect the forum and the right of those who they disagree with to be heard.
To be honest (as it has been all along), it is unclear what their specific grievances with the Gov. are. Are they upset about the drivers’ license issue? I’m not sure. I walked past their rally several times throughout the day and heard a bunch of statements about the Federal government and issues they have with it, but heard very little in the way of specific critiques against Martinez. Of course, it is worth noting that the Gov. has an approval rating of 65%, so far from being the 99%, they are, at least in this instance, no more than the 35%.