Posted by | February 17, 2010 20:38 | Filed under: Top Stories

At a Saturday tea party event in Ascotin, ID, one of the speakers expressed the wish the Democratic Washington Senator Patty Murray be hanged.

“How many of you have watched the movie Lonesome Dove?,” asked one speaker from the podium. “What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd? What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd. He got hung. And that’s what I want to do with Patty Murray.”

Lewis and Clark Tea Party Patriots’ co-chair Doug Schurman said around 500 people showed up for the rally at the Asotin County Fairgrounds.

“We are getting people together to try to tell the government that we don’t like what’s going on,” said Schurman. “We don’t like their spending, we don’t like their unaccountability, and we want it to change.”

And they also don’t like them breathing, apparently. The event was sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Tea Party Patriots.  Their Sovereignty Winter Fest (where the accompanying photo was taken) was festooned with confederate flags and attracted anti-Semites and pro-militia members. (h/t David Neiwert)

With a pistol strapped to his hip and a cell phone headset in his ear, Darin Stevens, head of the Spokane 9.12 Project, gave a tortured reading of a section of the Declaration of Independence. After his presentation, Stevens spent considerable time chatting with Martin “Red” Beckman. A name familiar to many northwest human rights observers, particularly those in Montana, Beckman is known for his anti-Semitic writings, his defense of militias, and his eviction from his Montana property by the IRS for refusing to pay taxes.

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