Saturday, August 22, 2009

Idaho: Boise GOP Chair/Teabag Basterd Pulls .357 Magnum on Homeowner Behind on Mortgage

Also see: "Idaho GOP leader who helped spur coup arrested"
August 21, 2009

Thankfully Wells Fargo, the employer of leading Idaho tea-bagger Charles McAffee, doesn’t train its representatives to document loan-delinquent homeowners in this manner. Via Raw:

"The Republican Party chairman of Boise County in Idaho was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on a man whose house he was photographing.

"Charles McAffee, 33, was among Idaho’s anti-tax tea-party activists, and is a member of the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee. He was arrested after pulling a handgun on a homeowner whose mortgage his employer sought to photograph for being delinquent."

Do you see a trend here? Gun-brandishing teabaggers, right-wing preachers calling for the execution of gays and the all of the years the left was out in the political cold, did we see any of this completely unhinged behavior? At some point the GOP and religious right leaders need to condemn these extremists and eliminationists or we can safely assume that they agree wholeheartedly with a class of people who encourage - or partake - in violence as a protest or act of intimidation. The AP:

"According to police in the Boise suburb of Meridian, resident Robert Lutes called officers just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to report McAffee had pointed a .357 Magnum handgun at him during a verbal confrontation. McAffee acknowledged he pointed the gun at Lutes, according to the police account.

“'I’m unarmed, I’m an old man,' Lutes, 51, told The Associated Press on Thursday. 'I’m trying to find out why he’s taking pictures of my house. I said, ‘Knock on my door, let me know what you want.’ Then, I think he’s reaching for his business card and he pulls out a concealed weapon and I think he’s going to blow my head off.'”

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