New tone: Petitioners want Tea Party declared a terrorist organization

We can accept that Barack Obama will be in the White House for the next four years, but it’s getting harder to believe that the “We the People” petition site will stick around on for that long. Once word got out that anyone could start a petition to demand anything and have it seen by the president once 25,000 names were collected, the site became a bit of a free-for-all, as demonstrated by this handy graphic.

It was only days after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that people demanding a scapegoat launched a petition to have the NRA declared a terrorist organization, and the the House GOP in the headlines over the fiscal cliff vote, the Tea Party again has become a target for hate, with citizens calling for a formal declaration of the Tea Party as a terrorist group. It certainly doesn’t help cool the national mood when someone like House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer compares his colleagues to child hostage-takers, but here we are.

Here’s the text of the petition:

The Tea party is a Home Grown Terrorist Group, They are bringing our Government to it’s knees, They stock pile guns, The Republican Party should be considered a faction of the Tea Party, For they have killed Abortion Doctors, burned Abortion Clinics, They been on the wrong side of every major issue in this Country, But The Tea Party carries guns to political Rallies, To Influence anyone that questions them, They Talk about succession, They Talk about a civil war, They Talk about Taking back this Country, Well I for one never want them to over throw our Government, and They need to be stopped NOW!!

We had thought the Tea Party was driven primarily by racism, but the focus now seems to be on “economic terrorism,” which isn’t to be confused with running up $16 trillion in debt.

Curiously, the petition stands at 8 signatures; far fewer than the number of tweets linking to it would have you believe. Perhaps venting is enough?

  • Mikal

    how about what goes around comes around, and the democrats could also be labeled a terrorist group?Their leader abandon 4 Americans in Libya

    • dwsmokin

      Gee, not only abandoned them, but then lied about the circumstances surrounding their deaths. Had he been a Conservative, they would have nailed him to a wall by now.

  • Terry_Jim

    Yippie Ki Yay, Obama-voters.

  • Jared Mucha

    Uhm, I’m a youth.. and a lot of us would not rally against the tea party. I completely support them. The Tea Party can help restore america.

    • aebjr

      Thank you, Jared. Part of helping and supporting, is to be honest, and sincere. Don’t be a hater, like some people out there are. I am a Tea Party person, and I appreciate Patriotic Supporters to our movement.

      • Vennoye

        Thank you, both Jared and Marta! Can’t be too easy being young and not falling in line with the leftists’ herd think. I appreciate young people who can think for themselves enough to support our country’s founding principles.

    • Lady 12

      You took the words right out of my mouth. Or right off my keyboard, as the case may be.

    • Jay Stevens

      Considering the debt we (willingly or unwillingly) have saddled you with, you should.

    • Jay Stevens

      Considering the debt we (willingly or unwillingly) have saddled you with, you should.

  • waltermitty2012

    The writers of this petition should take a refresher course in English grammar.

  • Steve_J

    Start a petition for classify the Democrat Party as a kindergarten class.

    • Worship Dancer

      i say start a petition to require anyone who voted for obama be REQUIRED to wear a diaper and suck on a pacifier.

      • lainer51

        Don’t let Barney hear about the “pacifier” — he may disappear for a few hours.

    • Scott Anderson


    • Candice Tellers

      I love that idea! But I think they need to be classified as a 3-year-olds preschool class. I know some pretty mature kindergarteners.

    • Rulz

      We need a petition for that?

  • CR

    Umm.. wasn’t the klan originally a terrorist arm of the democratic party and aren’t the lefties the ones constantly preaching tolerance for our terrorist friends? I guess HISTORY = not so important in schools, along with GRAMMAR and LOGIC. Does anyone else find the comma splices and misplaced capital letters the most disturbing part of the entire petition?

    • dwsmokin

      What’s sadly funny-the groups that actually KILL Americans are the ones they are tolerant of. The groups who want all Americans to have the same opportunity are the groups they want to label as “terrorist”. Insanity.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I like the part where the petitioner says the Tea Party preaches “succession.” Um, yeah, the TP wants people to succeed. Noting makes a country stronger than success.

    • Tom Bannigan

      The democrats are also now trying to disarm the citizens and declare certain ones enemies of the state.

  • stillinthe60s

    Karma is going to be watching these fools run around whining about being forced to pay a tax for their own health care once Obama’s economic terrorism forces businesses to drop their health care coverages.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      but it won’t be obama’s fault. it will never be obama’s fault. he could use the US Constitution as toilet paper and they’ll think it’s awesome.

      • stillinthe60s

        It won’t be the Constitution but the dollar bill turning into toilet paper that will get them to focus on The BO in the room.

  • Tessa I.

    Is it weird that I was laughing at the text of the petition? I lost the ability to give a thing-built-by-beavers about this kind of stuff a long time ago, but dang, that’s one badly-written whine. “They talk about succession”–well, yes, we want someone sane to succeed Barry. Put your hat on straight, pull up your pants, go back to school, get a job and grow a brain, please.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      It does give a real view of the completely dis-organized thought process of the left. Seems like every conversation I have with a lefty kind of goes this way. Even if we aren’t talking politics, just this kind of zig-zag non-logical way of working through a problem or situation. Telling.

  • alan

    How about calling people who want to dimantle the Consitution people who are wanting to commit treason against the United States.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Or you get ahead of the slugs and lay down salt in their path.

  • William J. Miller

    That last tweet sounds vaguely familiar. Maybe late-1930s Germany?

  • Mockingbird

    So what was OWS? Bible study?

  • CLChicago

    Hmmm…as of 10:30pm Central on 4 Jan there was only 1 signature, that of the petitioner herself. Did the other handful of signers mentioned in the Twitchy article sign first THEN stop to read the petition? Kinda like how they voted for Obama and THEN started seeing what he’s doing to our country?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Wonder how many will suddenly think the Tea Party is a GOOD idea once they see their first paycheck of the new year!!

    • nc

      The fit has already started to hit the shan. NOTHING is more important than what goes into these people’s pockets.

    • unlistedxpat

      Regretfully the 47% (actually higher) will never accept the thought of all their freebie’s actually cost someone something

  • Worship Dancer

    maybe they should learn the difference between SECESSION and SUCCESSION. libturds.

  • MattiMuck

    Returning soldiers are at the top of the terrorist watchlist. Why not the Tea Party?

  • Kathy Skaggs

    The problem seems to be that the liberals have no idea what the tea party stand for they just keep repeating what the main stream media and Obama tells them to say. They don’t find out anything for themselves I don’t think they know how. I don’t hold out a lot of hope for this country with the amount of stupid people it has.

  • grais

    The child who wrote that petition should have waited until he finished his 5th grade language arts class.
    silly kid

  • Jack Deth

    Exactly what documented and prosecuted crimes has the Tea Party committed?


    Thought so.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      But Jack…….that is NOT important. You might injure someones self-esteem by bringing to light that fact. Shame on you! (sarc)

  • redheadgrl

    silly libs, don’t they know two can play at this game?

    • nc

      Yes, but MUST we lower ourselves?

      • redheadgrl

        I know, I know. I don’t have the time to start a petition on how how the D party violates the Constitution. Too much work/research. I do have a life when I’m not commenting on Twitchy. 😉

      • WisconsinPatriot

        When hunting slugs, you follow the mucus trail!

  • dwsmokin

    Based on the assumption that about 10% of the population is completely nuts, these posts are not that surprising. The irony is-which party attracts the whackos, the racists, the bigots, and the most intolerant of society? The new Democratic Party-the ONLY party that does not participate in “civil discourse”-you either agree with them, or they hate you. Period. Shame that a party that once represented such high ideals has devolved into a gathering of spiteful, hate-filled individuals.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    how is the tea party a terrorist group?! have we really lost the definition of the word? or is hyperbole all the rage now?

  • Tommy

    Sure and while we are at it lets welcome the NAACP, CAIR, SPLC, CODE PINK, COLOR FOR CHANGE, LA RAZA, MEDIA MATTERS and a rainbow of other liberal hate groups on that list too.

    After all Code Pink is allied with Hamas. La Raza wants a violent revolt. Media Mstters is funded by liberal terrorist and no one can out pace the racist hypocrisy and advocates of the racially prefered NAACP.

    Using the threat of a race war and violence as a means to benefit one race over another is a mastered skill the NAACP has perfected greatly.

    So yeah perhaps that list show expand. Hypocrite libs.

  • Terika

    Hysterical. “They want SUCCESSION!”

    That’s either a typical typo from a lib-infested FEDucation by public school, or…
    It’s typical, because the “New Left” despises SUCCESS in others.

  • MoxieLouise

    Aren’t they a little late? I thought the Tea Party had already been classified as “possible terrorists” along with NRA members, militia members, former military personnel, people who have “Patriot” or “Ron Paul” bumper stickers, and various others. At least in MO there is a list of suspicious characters for law enforcement to watch out for. That list has been out for at least a couple of years. No mention of OWS that I know of.

    • Jay Stevens

      That’s me: “former military personnel”.

    • Jay Stevens

      That’s me: “former military personnel”.

  • unlistedxpat

    All these suggestions about the Tea party, how spanish inquisition-ish. yet the hate is astonishingly childish and from the left. The Gov is not your or my friend, and when you grow up, you may realize that, at some point when if you get your wishes and rid the country of “conservatives” they will come after you. Damn history keeps repeating itself.

  • Tabitha Bliss

    Amazing that now in the US rejecting communism is considered the wrong thing… Everything’s upside down. And funny how they always compare the right with leftist groups – (Nazis) or groups they themselves are aligned with (Muslim extremists).

  • Adam

    The author of the petition is nearly illiterate.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Public School educated!

  • Bob Honiker

    How about a petition to declare the democrat party a cult and make Obama change his name to Jim Jones?

    • WisconsinPatriot

      With Grape Kool-Aid?????

  • emil k

    From reading these posts, you get a good sense of the totalitarian mind set of the left. The same theme in all of them is forcibly remove political opposition to their leftist agenda. These people are utopians who hate conservatives for standing in the way of their utopia. I don’t know why the left compares the right to the Taliban. The left has never aimed venom at the Taliban like they do the right.

  • Talon

    What a sublime group of idiots

  • thushjz

    More fitting would be recognizing Occupy as a terrorist group since they’re the ones with all the rapes, robberies, drug over doses, and crapping on police cars at their rallies..

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      You forgot Media Matters, ACORN, The Black Panthers, and all those “Community Actiohn Groups” that helped THE FINK steal the last two elections! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • michael s

        Eat carrots they’re good for your eyes. They will help you see correctly. Plus they taste better than the SOUR GRAPES YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY EATING.

        • Hello Jerry (D)

          You should lay off the pot and sour grapes.

        • Jillane Kent

          How is your post germane and relevant to the petition in question? Given the subject matter that you are commenting upon, would it not be liberals that are eating figurative sour grapes, lambasting the Tea Party as a terrorist organization?

    • michael s

      FBI already did that,which i support.

      • Jillane Kent

        With quite a few terror convictions, I might add, when compared to the Tea Party.

  • Hiraghm

    Are any of these idiots even vaguely aware how their rhetoric could be taken straight from Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, Communist China/Cuba/Vietnam?

    • stuckinIL4now

      And if they said any of it in those places they’d have immediately disappeared.

  • Hiraghm

    I pointed out long ago how dangerous it was to permit the term “hate speech” to even exist without immediate challenge. Now it’s become an accepted part of society. The Founding Fathers would be jailed or executed by these progressives for their inflamatory speech. Imagine Patrick Henry’s address, or Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”, were it directed at Obama rather than George III (and there’s a very interesting similarity between the two, btw…).

    “Hate Group” is nothing less than thought control, and an assault on the 1st Amendment.

  • radjahshelduck

    If you define a terrorist organization as one whose ideas you disagree with, it’s easy to see terrorists behind every bush. To PETA the Beef Council is a terrorist organization.

  • vcferlita

    Spelying And grahmer are hard.

    • NotaLemming

      Aren’t those two professors from Columbia University?

  • TocksNedlog

    The grammar and composition of that petition is wonderful.
    Current college student, or Master’s Degree holder?

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    To stimmy the claim that the Tea Party has committed no crimes I’d just like to add to the discussion that over 14 members of the Tea Party have been involved in unlawful activity. 11 members were detained for trespassing during a rally but let go with a warning. Three others have been arrested and charged with fraud, pirating copyright material, and adding and abehing respectively. The mantra “give it time, they’re young and havnt held many rallies” is a fabrication. The party was in movement long before the media starting covering them in 2010. Not only that but the tea party has held many more rallies than OWS, ranging from a hand full of protesters to the so many they filled a two lane road, both sides of the lines.

    To add to that, the party is more involved in ways OWS can’t comprehend. They’ve been involved in election rallies, real protests, call centers, distributing campaign material, effectively involving themselves in the process that leads to change. OWS? Drum circles, sit ins, rape tents, and lice

    • stuckinIL4now

      Don’t forget OWS likes to decorate police cars with human excrement.

  • NRPax

    They’re so cute when they think they’re people. And it’s even more adorable when you see that they think a White House petition will get something done.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Upside down and inside out. Now the neo-Stalinists declare those calling for the upholding of the US Constitution (a.k.a. law of the land) and fiscally responsible budgetary policies, as terrorists.

    The haters party and call for the blood of patriots as their merry band of domestic enemies burn The Republic.

  • SickofObama1

    I am amazed there are so many people willing to to watch America go down in flames while one small group of TRUE AMERICANS are trying to save it. Such savages.

  • John Smith

    Did anyone check couple of the profiles for these retards? Wow, some of them are really disturbing. Bunch of trash and society rejects. Yeah, we should really listen to someone who has “I love eating p****y” as his profile pic. Most of these idiots need to be in straight jackets and on medication.

  • John Smith

    The Tea Party never had any violence in its entire history, and it is the only thing that right now preventing tyranny in America. While I am not a member but they have my complete support. These morons should start asking for the Democratic party, the same party who brought us the KKK and the Jim Crow laws, voted against the civil rights act and is full of corrupt, America hating people along with their pals Occupy Wall Street as terrorist organizations. But I guess when you are uneducated and clueless, you act like this.

    • michael s

      and founded the NRA.

      • John Smith


      • John Smith


  • APW

    Whew…I think we should petition the president to step forward and ask his party to cease and desist. By his silence, he is encouraging the hate mongering. I didn’t see hatred this virulent during the Vietnam War protests.

    • G.

      The child-king will do nothing…..unless it’s to pander for votes or donations. The man truly does not GAF about America or its citizens.

  • tredglx

    “They Talk about succession”
    Of course. We want everyone to succeed in life, in whatever they do. But the word is ‘success.’

    “They Talk about Taking back this Country”
    Yes, taking it back to prosperity and freedom, with a booming economy and job growth.
    So, I guess we should sign their petition…

  • michael s

    doesn’t bother me.

  • BeeKaaay

    Attention Tea Party. Start carrying the Koran at Tea Party Rallies. Have signs say that “The Koran forbids government spending on abortions!” “The Koran forbids borrowing outlandish amounts of money!” You see where I’m going here.

    That will shut up the leftwingwackos in a heartbeat. The talk about the Tea Party being a terrorist organization will stop FAST.

  • Severe Conservative

    Wow. Sometimes the funniest stuff comes when people are being dead serious. From the hyperbole to the typos, that petition is world-class entertainment. I particularly like the part about Tea Party members carrying guns to rallies (the horror!) and the hilarious misspelling of “secession” as “succession.”

  • Rulz

    From a purely political science point of view, it is impossible for a genuine member of the TEA PARTY to be a nazi (socialist), facist (industry in bed with government—see Obama, B. Hussein) or a KKK member (formerly a democrat party front group).

    Then again, when has science ever mattered to the left.

  • operanerd1986

    The Tea Party must be doing something right if it still enrages this many people.

  • NotaLemming

    You know what folks…. The founder of warned this could happen and every one laughed at him.

  • $22639970

    You want to have some fun? Google the phrase “Tea Party violence” or any permutation thereof and then try to find a story that doesn’t report examples of Tea Partiers being assaulted by left wing filth. I got 47 pages into it and then gave up. So tell us again, who are the domestic terrorists?

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    The moochers are never satisfied.

  • $23089169

    Once again we see the wisdom of our Founding Fathers in creating a representative democratic republic rather than a straight democracy.


    We really need to make these losers work for a living rather than “vote” themselves money.

  • richard mcenroe

    Do it! I want to hear about every terrorist act the Tea Party has committed right on the floor of Congress, right on C-SPAN! In fact, do it right here… if you can.

  • lainer51

    if this wasn’t so moronic, it would be funny! What rock do these people climb out from under?

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Let’s start a petition to have the Democrat party declared a terrorist organization. Granted then the moochers heads would start exploding!

  • Travis Wolfeil

    Liberals love to compare conservatives to Islamists and call us antisemitic. Ironically, they also virulently defend Islamists (in the name of multiculturalism and moral relativism) and anti-Semitism. George Soros and Noam Chomsky are two of their heroes. Soros said that the Nazi occupation of Hungary was “probably the happiest year of my life”, and Chomsky believes that all terrorists in Israeli prisons should be released, because they’re “standing up” against “tyranny.”

  • Travis Wolfeil

    Liberals always love to act like they’re so d*mn patriotic, while they also love to hate anyone who doesn’t share their views. Tolerance isn’t demanding that others kowtow to/agree with you. It means that you agreeing to disagree and accept that they’re are differing points of view out there other than your own.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Watch out, we got a badass over here.

  • Urbane_Gorilla

    Badass? Heaven forbid! I’m one of those 38 year GOP that turned Commie Pinko Libtard! Something about watching retired veterans and old ladies in golf clothes on Social Security waving flags and spouting off about how everyone else is milking the system and should suffer…but not them…. provides a basis for my low opinion of the TeaBags. Tea Party was misdirected… Reduce the 29.6% of our budget we spend on defense and find a medical model that won’t cost us 2X any other nation and we’ll solve our debt problem. That’s an easy $1 Trillion a year right there.