Tea Party Speaker Calls for a Lynching

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At a tea party demonstration in Washington state last week, one of the speakers called for Democratic Senator Patty Murray to be hanged.

(AP)  SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A speaker at an eastern Washington “tea party” gathering called for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to be hanged, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd.

The unidentified woman, captured by a local television crew while speaking from the podium Saturday, told the crowd in Clarkston that Murray should suffer the same fate as the character Jake in the western “Lonesome Dove.”

“What happened to Jake when he ran with the wrong crowd?” the woman asked. “He got hung. And that’s what I want to do with Patty Murray.”

The crowd erupted in laughter at the comment. Organizers estimated that approximately 500 people attended the weekend meeting of the Lewis & Clark Tea Party Patriots, held at the Asotin County Fairgrounds.

UPDATE at 2/18/10 7:41:57 pm:

And that wasn’t all. At the same event there was a sign calling for President Obama to be castrated.

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