Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tea Party Group Just Weird, Illegal, or All of the Above?

With the allegations of $12 million dollars illegally contributed and laundered through the Tea Party group FreedomWorks having a Knoxville TN connection, this story is certainly interesting. When you throw in a takeover of the corporate office by armed thug backed, Dick Armey, it is becoming more than weird. It's just plain surreal.

The aim was to seize control of the group and expel Armey’s enemies: The gun-wielding assistant escorted FreedomWorks’ top two employees off the premises, while Armey suspended several others who broke down in sobs at the news.

These acts are not just shenanigans. They smell more like a crime family than a tax exempt political action committee.

According to public records, FreedomWorks received more than $12 million before the election from two corporations based in Knoxville, Tenn.: Specialty Investments Group and Kingston Pike Development. The firms were established within a day of each other by William S. Rose III, a local bankruptcy lawyer.
Wapo Story

Congressional Republicans are caught between Grover Norquist's group of anti tax corporatists and the even more rabid and possibly insane  Freedom Works Tea Party front group. Left to the side is the sound fiscal responsibilities given to them by the Constitution. Forget balancing revenue with spending and the even bigger responsibility to look out for the General Welfare. The Rational Republican is fast becoming a figment of the imagination, wishful thinking on those party elders who are shaking their heads as they watch their once proud party degenerate into psychopathy. Hysteria rules amidst the armed body guards and even more heavily armed NRA cultists.

Stand in the middle of the Republican party, look out in any direction, and all you can see are extremists of one form or another. The impractical coalition of the right wing is breaking down the walls of the paranoia driven narrative crafted to keep them in line. At what point will they turn on their own masters?

This would be fun to watch if they weren't bringing down the walls of our nation in the process.

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