The Tea Party nuts held a rally in Greenville last week. James Petigru said in 1860, "South Carolina is too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum." Well, this asylum seems to be filling up fast. To get the full read at TPM LiveWire, go to http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/this-is-the-end-of-america-sc-tea-party-rally-pumps-up-the-violent-rhetoric.php?ref=fpa
A Tea Party rally in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend took some of the Tea Party's violent rhetoric to new levels, with speakers attacking everything from President Obama's citizenship to Sen. Lindsey Graham's sexuality.
The event was hosted by the Upcountry Conservative Coalition, a local South Carolina conservative group that describes its mission statement as:
We the People...are coalescing to reclaim our God given rights by restoring our Constitutional Republic.
The event took place at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, and featured former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) as its keynote speaker. Tancredo, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, said that Americans are "going to have to pray that we can hold on to this country."
He added, referring to President Obama: "If his wife says Kenya is his homeland, why don't we just send him back?"
Pastor Stan Craig, of the Choice Hills Baptist Church, was particularly angry about the state of Washington, saying he "was trained to defend the liberties of this nation." He declared that he was prepared to "suit up, get my gun, go to Washington, and do what they trained me to do."