The billionaire Koch Bros.' front group, Americans for Prosperity, bussed in Tea Partiers to Madison on Saturday, who, according to all reports, were outnumbered and surrounded by counter-protesters. Sarah Palin was a featured speaker. A few altercations occurred. Here's one report:
Then as we walked to the tea party rally, I met a distraught elderly friend who said a tea partier had tried to push her off the steps. A while later, about 10 feet away from me, the police arrested and a woman and dragged her off with her arms pinned behind her back.
The rally ended for me when my cane-wielding, 64-year-old friend hobbled up and told me how a tea partier shoved her down.