Why does Time Magazine name "the protestor" person of the year bother Repubs so much?

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    Michelle Malkin was whining on Fox this morning. Not course she deployed the gripe that goes like this

    "instead of doing *blank* they should've done *blank*"

    Which is always the complaint of the person without any real complaints. So why do repubs disagree or hate every protest or protestor?

    Edit: Here is the video: http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/reporters/michelle-malkin.htm
     
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    doesn't bother me. I disagree with the choice, but hell... they chose Hitler once too.
     
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    Closed Caption, it wasn't that anyone is against "protestors" but many of us feel that the OWs made a mockery of our privilege her in America. We have the right to protest our government but not break laws or rules set before us. We are a civilized country and the OWs clearly went out of bounds. Add to this they couldn't agree on a coherent unified message from any location they were in.
     
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    Actually, there's a long tradition of such peaceful occupations here in America.

    One example that comes to mind is the lunch counter sit-ins.

    Those sitting in were breaking the laws and rules set before them-and it's a good thing that they did. :)

    Another example is the Bonus Army occupation.
     
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    I certainly don't mind. I am surprised they are still around. They have lost 25% of their sales over the past 10 years. That's gotta hurt.

    EDIT: it is worse than I thought...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_(magazine)

     
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    and "if" we are ... why cant we be?
    It doesnt change a thing does it?
     
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    But they had a clear message, too. And good leaders who spoke for all of them. There were resisting arrest, but you have to admit, there were no assaults, breaking drug laws. and they got permits for the most part.
     
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    Jackson can you name one protest the repubs didn't auto attack or even support? When you rack your brain to find the answer will you apply those same excuses "location, breaking the rules, abuse of protesting Rights as I see it"

    You will, because republicans just don't do or like protestors of any kind. They like the status quo
     
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    It only bothers people who are intent on maintaining the status quo.
     
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    The Boston Tea Party was made up of dirty, anti-establishment types who stole and destroyed a significant amount of private property, trespassed, and didn't get a permit.

    Not to mention, you don't need a "permit" to protest, at least in NY.
     

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