Apparently, carrying a coffin to Congressman Carnahan's home last year just wasn't quite creepy enough for the St. Louis Tea Party, as they now have taken up tweeting about where local activists live.
Chip Gerdes (@tookiew on Twitter), a Republican operative from Quincy, Illinois, started tweeting about where a local female organizer for Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment lives, making sure to use the term "DemRats," and Bill Hennessy and the St. Louis Tea Party quickly followed suit. Here are Gerdes obsessive tweets:
And here's Bill Hennessy and the official St. Louis Tea Party retweeting Tookie's claim about "rats."
In addition to calling liberal activists "rats" and obsessing about where they live, Gerdes also likes to suggest that liberals have "ticks," and that people who ride the trains "eat out of dumpters:'
Hmm, where have we heard that type of rhetoric before? This kind of dehumanizing rhetoric from the tea party and their ability to put aside all standards of decency when dealing with people they perceive as "the enemy" is seriously disturbing.
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