RIP: Friends, activists mourn the loss of Tea Party champion Chip Gerdes

Quincy, Illinois, Tea Party activist Chip Gerdes passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Tea Partyers across the Twittersphere are mourning his untimely death and paying their respects to their friend and fellow happy warrior:

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. May he rest in peace.


    Chip you have completed your American calling here on earth, now the heavenly calling begins! Condolences to all your family and extended family! You are now an Angel to those of us still here! Thank You and RIP!

  • Elaine

    Seems a little young to have a heart attack? Sorry for this loss and condolences to his family.

  • ZoriahShepard

    Warm, loving thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

  • nc

    Too many of the good die young.

    Say Hi to Andrew for us.

  • ThomasER916

    Andrew Breitbart dies of a “heart attack”…
    Steve Bridges dies of a “heart attack”…

    They were both hated openly by Obama and his Administration.

    • laura

      Im there,, who is Chip,, hopefully not one of the many killed by the government.there was two gay s killed that went to Obamas church,,the week before the election, 2008.

  • waynesteapartyworld

    The body’s not even cold yet, and the hate-filled Fascist Progs are already scurrying up out of the crevices to spew bile at the guy. Hey THHH, you have an emotional disorder, but the good news is that it’s just a chemical imbalance in your brain, and you can live a normal life with the proper powerful prescription drug regime, along with regular therapy.

  • Red Fred

    You don’t seem very happy, in fact you seem bitter, disconnected, and accusatory. Just sad.

  • ThomasER916

    Yeah, you’re stupid. Thanks for reminding everyone.

  • ForTheRepublic

    From a “fat slob” to an immature prick (who, by the way, needs updated troll lingo. Lulz? So last year, asshat), I’d venture to guess that you only said that to get a rise out of us, right? Well, sadly, it won’t work. See, people like you are a dime a dozen, never deviating from the fail-troll handbook while simultaneously laughing behind a computer screen because you believe you accomplished…something.