After reading a line of 27 mostly disgusting comments about me on the Rockford Tea (party) Facebook page, I commented on their name-calling. Here’s my main message to the Rockford Tea Party:
“You folks will brook no criticism, and you make up your own version of truth. And you call people names.
We have seen movements like this before. The outcome hasn’t been good.”
This is too bad. Now, I should say that there are some fine folks associated with the Tea Party Movement.
I am sure there are fine folks in other extreme movements. But I would warn some of my friends, and my mother-in-law, who have been involved in Tea Party events: You should re-think your involvement. The tactics of intimidation and ad hominem attack used by some Tea Party members and leaders are not only un-American, they are dangerous to the continuation of a free republic.
Mr. Gaulrapp was asked at an event some months ago whether he supported concealed carry. He said he wanted to talk to law enforcement professionals before he took a position. He did talk to them, and he came out in support of concealed carry. And while he did say when I asked him Friday that he may have said Tea Party members are angry, is not anger with current government policies the chief characteristic of the movement? It certainly is.
This is all so, well, I need a new word …. I’ve got it! This is all so glennbeckian.