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Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: The Search For Common Ground

Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street slogans. Both like yellow.

Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street slogans. Both like yellow.

Two and a half years ago, the streets overflowed with Tea Party demonstrators. Nowadays, the streets are filled with the ranks of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

At Think Progress, Lee Fang argues that the OWSers are the "true" heirs of the original Tea Party, and that the modern Tea Partiers are impostors.

But that overlooks how much both modern movements have in common. Both are reactions to the recession, and to the sense that the economy is rigged in favor of someone else. After the jump, we'll show the eerie similarities with an easy-to-read chart.


Here's a series of questions, with answers from the Tea Party and from Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party: The Search For Common Ground

See? More similarities than you'd think.