Ed Martin has been with the tea party from the beginning, but his support for their increasingly irresponsible behavior is now beyond ridiculous. Martin approvingly posted photos two days ago from the rally outside of Representative Russ Carnahan's office:
At the protest, organized by Martin's close friend Bill Hennessy, the tea party kicked photos of Carnahan, brought an effigy of Carnahan tarred and feathered, encouraged a small child to throw shoes at a picture of Carnahan, and then burned the picture of Carnahan while saying insane things like, "I love the way fire smells when it's burning tyranny." By the way, these were not the actions of a small group of "kooks," but were encouraged by the rally organizers themselves.
Since they proudly posted the video on youtube, you can see for yourself:
Other noteworthy actions from the St. Louis Tea Party this weekend: carrying a coffin to Congressman Carnahan's house to protest all of the imaginary people who will die under "Obamacare," saying that Representative Cleaver is, "A no-good, race-baiting hustler who holds his job because his daddy was an effective politician," after Cleaver was spit on by tea party protesters in D.C., and calling civil rights hero John Lewis a "racist," after Lewis was called the N-word by the same extremists.
Any politician who wants to be taken seriously would denounce these actions, not approve of them.