Danville Teabaggers Cancel Plans to Burn Nancy Pelosi in Effigy

November 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)— The leader of the Danville Virginia TEA Party group, has cancelled the group’s controversial plans to set flame to life-size likenesses of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA). Nigel Coleman, chairman of the Danville Tea Party told Greg Sargent of The Plum Line that the property owner of the venue where the rally and burning are being held this weekend, asked the group to refrain from burning Congressional lawmakers in effigy on his property.

The Danville teapartiers are planning a “Fired Up for Freedom” rally in Blairs, VA on Saturday, with a bonfire, but will now cancel the violent burning in effigy event. The teabaggers are angry over the passage of the historic House health care reform bill.

Nigel Coleman is disappointed that he can no longer burn the images of lawmakers who voted to provide Americans with affordable quality health care.

“I’m disappointed that the story got out of hand and people misinterpreted something we thought would be a little historical lesson. They made people believe that we were committing an act of violence,” he said, adding that the “they” in question were the “liberal blogs,”’ Coleman told The Plum Line.

Most sensible people would agree that burning lawmakers in effigy invokes violence and hate. And the Danville Virginia TEA Party group say, they had planned the burning in opposition to the lawmakers’ votes in favor of health care reform. But a cursory look at the group’s website reveals right-wing extremism, with references to Speaker Pelosi, as a “treasonous witch,” and Rep. Perriello as a “turn coat traitor.”

The anti-Obama hate is rabid, calling Obama “President Hitler,” and a “Goebbels puppet,” along with paranoid rants that Obama plans to take away their individual rights, such as the right to purchase Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and ammunition for guns.

But according to Coleman, his group of teabaggers are just ordinary patriots oposed to health care reform—Right.


Comments

3 Responses to “Danville Teabaggers Cancel Plans to Burn Nancy Pelosi in Effigy”

  1. Old Man Dotes on November 16th, 2009 8:17 pm

    Since they can’t have burning effigies, one would expect them to go back to burning crosses. Did the Grand Dragon in Danville have any comment on the Teabaggers’ roots in the KKK?

  2. About effigy, burn perriello, burn pelosi, danville tea party | Find me About on November 16th, 2009 11:13 pm

    […] (ChattahBox)— The leader of the Danville Virginia TEA Party group, has cancelled the group’s controversial plans to set flame to life-size likenesses of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA). Nigel Coleman, chairman of …Read Original Story: Danville Teabaggers Cancel Plans to Burn Nancy Pelosi in Effigy – Chattah… […]

  3. Concerned on March 24th, 2010 3:07 pm

    Its amusing at how scared you all are that you have to resort to name calling and racial accusations. It shows who’s the scared extremists.

    Live Free or Die!!!

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