Monday, April 12, 2010

Those Crazy Ed Martin Pep Rallies

The "nonpartisan" Jefferson County Tea Party held an astroturf pep rally for Republican Congressional candidate Ed Martin last weekend. If you recall, during the last Tea Party event, Ed Martin picked out some of his favorite pictures which included crazy things like Obama hanging out with Joseph Stalin. Unfortunately, Ed wasn't nice enough to provide us with his favorite pictures from the rally this time, but Darin Morley of Reboot Congress did. Here are a few choice photos of the Ed Martin Pep Rally from Darin:

Of course, you had your standard anti-Socialism signs:

And your standard calls for revolution:

But you also had this weird sign (far left: click image to zoom in) that said something about "People may wear Robes and Hoods....So What?"

If that seems weird, check out this next one. If you look in the upper left hand corner of this Ed Martin' supporters sign, you'll see that she include a picture that says "Hurry Up November," and has a photo of a Donkey's (the Democratic Party logo) head being chopped off in a guillotine!

Finally, this guy suggests that the White House physician should be Dr. Kevorkian:

Sheesh. Seems like someone bought waaaay to much into the discredited "death panel" nonsense. Now, wherever would he have gotten that from? Surely not from a reasonable guy like Ed Martin? Errr, well, actually, if you watch this speech from the rally, you'll see that Ed breaks out the old Death Panels chestnut:

(h/t FiredUp Missouri! for the video)

Apparently Ed didn't get the memo that explained that the death panel lies were discredited a long time ago.

And in case you think that I'm the only person who calls this a "Pep Rally for Ed Martin," you can see from the Jefferson County tea party facebook page that even their supporters agree:

P.S. I've already raised over $200 for Missouri Jobs with Justice in my birthday "Beat the Tea Party" Fundraising challenge. Can you pitch in a few bucks for a great cause?


  1. I zoomed way in and the one sign says:

    "people may wear choir robes, bath robes, and hoodies". However, the text for choir, bath, and ie is much lighter so it looks like "robes, robes, and hoods".

    And I'd love to see all those middle-aged fat people in a revolution. For realsies.


  2. Interesting. Thanks for the full account. It still seems like a pretty weird message!

  3. Robes and hoodies? Still brings to mind Big Dan Teague, given the comments and signs at various Teahadist rallies.

  4. So they like Thomas Jefferson when they think they agree with him, eh? Did they like him when he said, "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country"? Or when he said, "The expenses of schools should be borne by the inhabitants of the county, every one in proportion to his general tax-rate. This would throw on wealth the education of the poor," or "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his Father, in the womb of a virgin will be classified with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter" or "Let us, then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of a bitter and bloody persecutions."