Tea Party Group Hit With Death Threats

At U.S. News:

One of Washington’s principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol.

“FreedomWorks and Dick Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and E-mails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons,” spokesman Adam Brandon tells Whispers. “As we get closer to the election we expect the harassment to increase.”

He says that FreedomWorks will hire additional security, meaning less money for its election-eve, get-out-the-vote, or GOTV, campaign. “Unfortunately, we may have to use resources for security guards that we would rather use for GOTV,” he said.

And will more of the MFM report this? I mean, seriously, everybody is freakin’ out, and perhaps, just maybe, the damned press will actually start reporting some of the extremism on the Democratic-left. (More freakage at Politico, “Democrats privately fear House prospects worsening,” via Memeorandum.)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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