This Facebook comment is why I hate the Tea Party

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This comment is why we hate the Tea Party.

Not because the Tea Party is risking the full faith and credit of this country. Not because the tea partiers are ecstatic at the prospect of a shut down of the federal government. But because of this comment on Facebook by avowed tea partier.

As part of the rollicking debate surrounding the comment made by Pinellas GOP state committeeman Dan Tucker, who on Thursday suggested that County Commissioner John Morroni endorsed Darden Rice in a non-partisan city council because he has brain cancer, Peggy Stone out-tuckered Tucker.

Under a post on my Facebook page, Stone suggested that Morroni has cancer because he voted to put fluoride back into Pinellas County’s drinking water.

“I disagree with his (Tucker’s), childish behavior, he should of instead just stated the facts of what John Moroni is doing wrong,” wrote Stone. “Even though the Cancer may be a punishment by Fate.”

Read that again … “Even though the Cancer may be a punishment by Fate.”

Honestly, have you ever read something so insane as Stone’s comments?

Oh wait, you have! There was Tucker’s comment on Thursday that Morroni’s brain cancer caused him to endorse Rice. There was another comment (since deleted) suggesting Senator Jack Latvala’s call for Tucker to resign was “Hitleresque.”

What is the matter with these people? Can they not advocate for their issues without suggesting the opposition is advocating for its ideas because it has brain cancer? Can they not just leave the Hitler references alone?

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