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I’m Reminded of Blackmail Efforts Against Bruce Wayne



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In this morning’s Jolt, there’s talk about the latest AP poll, Obama’s standing in a match-up against Ron Paul, and, of course, the Tea Parties:

Great, Now Even the Salahis Are Trying To Sneak Into My Tea Party.

There was once a time in America when a story like this would be farfetched: “New Hampshire Democrats are engaged in a statewide search for liberal activists willing to attend so-called tea parties on Thursday and carry signs expressing racist or fringe sentiments, a Democratic source with knowledge of the effort tells NowHampshire.com. According to the source, who sought anonymity for fear of reprisals, the Dems’ last minute scramble reflects a growing obsession among party leaders that they need to discredit the tea party movement soon or it will overwhelm them come the November election. Former Democratic State Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan is heading up the search, the source said. Sullivan has been calling and e-mailing liberal activists trying to get them to attend tea parties in different parts of the state and hold signs denying the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate and make racially disparaging comments to reporters.”

So, just to clarify, the contention of these liberals is that the Tea Party must be demonized and discredited, because it’s full of violent, angry, often-gun-toting extremists with temper control issues, and their plan to expose this fact is to walk into the middle of the large crowd of said short fuses who are fed up with being painted as lunatics, carrying an obviously visible, outlandish and offensive sign and then start making racist comments. I presume these liberals think everyone around them will nod approvingly as they insist that the rally’s focus is not runaway spending and the growth of government, but the importance of exposing the president’s role as the greatest Kenyan Deep Cover Agent ever.

Okay, Poli-Cylons, go for it. I just hope you folks studied up on how to make a tourniquet out of a Gadsden flag.

At the Jawa Report, the Good Lieutenant is ready to rumble: “here’s what you do – charge your batteries, set your video recorders to TRUTH and shoot away. Make sure your batteries are charged, because the really dedicated trolls will be trying to make trouble all day. I suggest that if you catch one of these pricks doing what they’re claiming they’re going to do, follow them around for the rest of the day with a video camera and don’t let them out of your sight.”


Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , Mitt Romney , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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