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Tea Party Group Hit With Death Threats
US News.com ^ | 8/25/2010 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/26/2010 9:03:57 AM PDT by Qbert

One of Washington's principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol.

"FreedomWorks and Dick Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and E-mails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons," spokesman Adam Brandon tells Whispers. "As we get closer to the election we expect the harassment to increase."

He says that FreedomWorks will hire additional security, meaning less money for its election-eve, get-out-the-vote, or GOTV, campaign. "Unfortunately, we may have to use resources for security guards that we would rather use for GOTV," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armeyforamnesty; armeyistheproblem; dickarmey; extremistliberals; november; paultards; teaparty; violentliberals
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1 posted on 08/26/2010 9:04:03 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

liberals are so tolerant.


2 posted on 08/26/2010 9:06:04 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Qbert

Chicago politics at its finest...


3 posted on 08/26/2010 9:06:19 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Qbert

The SEIU in action.


4 posted on 08/26/2010 9:08:33 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Talkers don’t kill and killers don’t talk.


5 posted on 08/26/2010 9:08:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Qbert
Five bucks says the calls are traceable to ACORN's switchboard.

Ten bucks says, if true, the DOJ won't prosecute.

6 posted on 08/26/2010 9:09:35 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Vasilli22

as long as one defines ‘tolerant’ they way they want it to be defined, that’s all


7 posted on 08/26/2010 9:10:23 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Qbert

National Socialist thugs.


8 posted on 08/26/2010 9:12:02 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Qbert

The left wants violence.

They might get it.


9 posted on 08/26/2010 9:12:23 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Vasilli22

Holocaust Survivor Cursed Out by Ground Zero Mosque Supporter

http://www.breitbart.tv/holocaust-survivor-cursed-out-by-ground-zero-mosque-supporter/


10 posted on 08/26/2010 9:13:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: skeeter

“Five bucks says the calls are traceable to ACORN’s switchboard.
Ten bucks says, if true, the DOJ won’t prosecute.”

I won’t take the bet...’cause I agree.


11 posted on 08/26/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Bring it on, suckers! Main street. High Noon. Show up...


12 posted on 08/26/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

Must be TEA-A-PHOBIA...


13 posted on 08/26/2010 9:15:42 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: paulycy
The left wants violence. They might get it.

And they will NOT be happy with the result.

14 posted on 08/26/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: Qbert

Pelosi’s comments on leftwing oriented extremism is where, exactly? =.=


15 posted on 08/26/2010 9:17:51 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Qbert

“profanity-laced phone calls” - sounds like someone we’ve read about who likes to accost people in public showers.


16 posted on 08/26/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
And they will NOT be happy with the result.

I don't want violence but if it comes to that I agree completely with your statement.

17 posted on 08/26/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
Makin' a list, checkin' it twice, try to sort out who's Marxist or nice.

Santa Colt is coming to town.

18 posted on 08/26/2010 9:18:40 AM PDT by katana (Pull out, Barack, like your father(s) should have. Been waiting 40 years to use that line on a Dem.)
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To: Qbert

Come out and play you chicken shits!.....


19 posted on 08/26/2010 9:18:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: cranked

“Pelosi’s comments on leftwing oriented extremism is where, exactly? =.=”

Yep, and where is the MSM blasting this and the “Summer of Hate”, like they did last year?


20 posted on 08/26/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Look for the Union Label


21 posted on 08/26/2010 9:19:32 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: Qbert
First of all, The DICK ARMY group is NOT the Tea Party. Dick Army is nothing more than a leach who sees the Tea Party as his opportunity to become relevant again. IMO.
22 posted on 08/26/2010 9:19:46 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: kcvl

When I watched the vid yesterday.....it made me so angry it almost brought me to tears. I can’t believe how he was treated.


23 posted on 08/26/2010 9:20:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Conservaphobia... Funny how the Left always seems to define us as irrationally afraid of something. Like gays. Nobody is afraid of gays. We just don't like the lifestyle. Not fear. Dislike of lifestyle. I don't like people who light cats on fire. I'm not afraid of them. I just dislike them. I'm not afraid of muslims. I just think their religion (which is nothing but a twisted concoction of Judaism and Christianity) is bogus. Not fear. Dislike. Not fear. Dislike. Not fear. Dislike... Phobias are mental illnesses and the Left always paints dissent as a mental illness. Read Alinsky’s Rules. Its all there. I do have one phobia. That is a fear that the conservatives will finally reach the breaking point and then all will hell break loose. Revolution is ALWAYS ugly...
24 posted on 08/26/2010 9:20:22 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Blue Turtle

My new bumper sticker!......

TEA-A-PHOBIA...


25 posted on 08/26/2010 9:21:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vasilli22

Nothing to worry about, libs are all about free speach and tolerance. Especially when it comes to porn, violence, and any kind of derangement.


26 posted on 08/26/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Qbert

Is this classified as a hate crime?


27 posted on 08/26/2010 9:25:18 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: paulycy

They want to use the international community’s template on treating Israel on the TEA party. Threaten, commit acts of violence against them, force them to respond and then watch as the entire country (world) condemns the reaction while ignoring the provocation.


28 posted on 08/26/2010 9:27:25 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (People tend to make better decisions when held to the ramifications of those decisions)
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To: annieokie

“First of all, The DICK ARMY group is NOT the Tea Party. Dick Army is nothing more than a leach who sees the Tea Party as his opportunity to become relevant again. IMO.”

Fair enough- I would view this as “a” group and not “the” group (obviously). Like Gingrich, I think Armey has some insights to offer...and some views with which I completely disagree. I guess, take the good, and discard the rest...


29 posted on 08/26/2010 9:27:31 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I couldn’t sleep last night.

I kept thinking about that man having survived the National Socialist Workers Party (FASCIST pigs) and for the 2nd time in his life coming face to face with the very same hate. I hope he doesn’t have a hert attack from the shock.


30 posted on 08/26/2010 9:29:46 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Qbert

Many imply violence and use of weapons = union label


31 posted on 08/26/2010 9:35:02 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Qbert

Oh but these threats don’t count! Normal people are fair game. Hating them is OK is today’s politically correct world.


32 posted on 08/26/2010 9:36:19 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Qbert

bump


33 posted on 08/26/2010 9:40:33 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: paulycy

“The left wants violence.
They might get it.”

I really, really hope things don’t escalate violently because of the deranged left. They project their violent fantasies onto everybody else...which is why they’re so obsessed with talking about violence all the time, and so paranoid about assumed “threats”.

But what am I supposed to say? People are allowed to use reasonable means in self-defense. The law says so.


34 posted on 08/26/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT by Qbert
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35 posted on 08/26/2010 9:51:04 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: No Socialist

They truly are deranged individuals. It is a mental disease! I look at them with scorn and derision.


36 posted on 08/26/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Qbert

Publish them all, unredacted. I’ll bet not more than ten percent of the senders know how to use anonymizers.


37 posted on 08/26/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT by nina0113
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Publish them all, unredacted. I’ll bet not more than ten percent of the senders know how to use anonymizers.


38 posted on 08/26/2010 9:54:33 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: paulycy

If they start it they will get it. I hope no one on our side starts anything. That would be a huge screwup.


39 posted on 08/26/2010 9:59:05 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: Qbert

Closer ever closer comes the Social War.


40 posted on 08/26/2010 10:01:15 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Qbert

Those radicals just love chaos and violence....poke poke poke...


41 posted on 08/26/2010 10:20:59 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: kcvl

Ahhh. Tolerance


42 posted on 08/26/2010 10:29:10 AM PDT by MNDude (Ask the Native American's how their "Open Borders" policy worked out for them.)
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To: massgopguy
Talkers don’t kill and killers don’t talk.

...what you said!

43 posted on 08/26/2010 10:45:37 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Qbert

Why isn’t the FBI on top of this?


44 posted on 08/26/2010 10:51:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: skeeter
"Five bucks says the calls are traceable to ACORN's switchboard.

Ten bucks says, if true, the DOJ won't prosecute."

Unless the left has decided to eliminate the middleman and the calls are coming directly from the DOJ. sarc/

45 posted on 08/26/2010 11:06:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Qbert

Be peaceful and tolerant or we’ll kill you!


46 posted on 08/26/2010 11:11:33 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Qbert

Coming from the WH basement.


47 posted on 08/26/2010 11:13:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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Of course.

We need to be vigilant because there will
be many more threats this time what with the insane leftist
losing what they had gained.


48 posted on 08/26/2010 11:49:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Has anyone received any dead fish?


49 posted on 08/26/2010 12:01:17 PM PDT by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: Qbert
Traced to 1-800-OBAMA?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

50 posted on 08/26/2010 12:03:31 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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