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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:30 PM

Local GOP harassed by Ron Paul supporters

http://onlineathens.com/blotter/2012-03-21/republican-party-leaders-report-threats-paul-supporters


Two local Republican Party leaders filed a police report on Tuesday, telling police that Ron Paul supporters left them harassing, potentially threatening messages after a contentious meeting on March 10, according to an Athens-Clarke police report.

Several rowdy Paul supporters attended the meeting, pushing video cameras into people’s faces and taping the confrontation, they said. The group posted the videos on YouTube with the local party leaders’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

The party members — a 28-year-old man and a 66-year-old man — turned over emails and Internet postings that included statements that the men should be shot, killed and have their houses burned down.

One of them also played two voicemail messages. In one, an unidentified man says that a group is coming after the party leaders. In the second voicemail, a man identifies himself by name and says “his generation is the revolution, that they will fight, they have militias, and are willing to die for their cause to take America back,” according to the officer’s report.

It seems like RP supporters have gotten into the delegate process with hopes of steering some of the unpledged votes to RP. The local GOOP establishment is not pleased by these shenanigans, and there has been a lot of friction within their ranks lately.

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Response to Erose999 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:39 PM

1. Read the comments:

"I think we have finally seen the day when even Republicans are sick and tired of Republicans."

Too true! LOL!

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. Oh goodness, the comments on the ABH are usually pretty terrible. Horrible RW garbage of the worst


sort. One article about a big box store having second thoughts about locating in historic downtown (because of protest from the local Occupy and other groups) generated no less than 7 pages of Ayn Rand worship in its comments section.

Every now and then somebody will get in and say something entertaining but its mostly just Oconee and Barrow County wingnuts and their hateful ranting.

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Response to Erose999 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:42 PM

2. Republicans are sick of Republicans

I think that says it best.

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Response to Erose999 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:48 PM

3. "we have militias."

Now that is truly frightening at many levels.

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