Tea Party Miami Compares Politician to Aurora Shooter

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"What Do Gus Barreiro and the Aurora Mass Murderer Have in Common?" reads the latest headline on TeaPartyMiami.org.

Yes, Tea Party Miami chairman Eric Von Tausch is shamelessly using the murder of 12 people to attack a politician he doesn't like.

Former state Rep. Gus Barreiro and former state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla are embroiled in a bitter Republican primary battle in House District 112, and de la Portilla, a member of the Miami Republican political dynasty, has netted Tea Party support.

Given moves like this one, that might not be a blessing.

Barreiro originally retired from the House in 2006 due to term limits and landed a job in the Department of Juvenile Justice. However, he was fired in early 2009 after an audit of his laptop revealed he was regularly viewing porn on the state-owned computer. There was also evidence that he was regularly viewing AdultFriendFinder.com, a casual-sex networking site, using the screen name "CubanCigar107."

The New York Daily News apparently uncovered a profile on AdultFriendFinder.com that allegedly belonged to the Aurora, Colorado, shooter James Holmes.

That one thing is what they have in common.

What's absolutely disgusting, though, is how Tea Partier Von Tausch thinks it's appropriate to capitalize on the cold-blooded murder of 12 innocent people.

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jjjohn2920
jjjohn2920

I applaude Tea Party Miami for being brave enough to call out the people who are taking advantage of of us citizens who are paying taxes to support these unethical politicians.  It appears that the Tea Party statements are correct. This guy Gus should not be running for office if he got fired from a previous job for some kind of addiction to port.  I am glad I know about it I won't be voting for this pervert.

Fernando Buch
Fernando Buch

I'm sorry? When are we allowed to bring the topic of gun control? When there isn't a rampage? Its only political profiteering when you are on the other side of the issue

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Kyle,

 

Come on.  You know very well that Tea party Miami is not a real Tea Party Organization and in fact is claimed by many to be supported and financed by Left Wingers and dupes.

 

Pro Farm Subsidies,  Anti-Development, Anti-personal financial responsibility.  It is a OWS slacker's wet dream.

 

 

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

I think most of us are suffering from Teaparty crazy fatigue.

DaleLoca
DaleLoca

I'm sorry but older Cubans in Miami for the most part are a fucking joke...can't wait till the new generation takes over 

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

Smear tactics tend to say more about the smearer than abut the smeared.

Christian Fabian Robotti
Christian Fabian Robotti

What, NO story on Bloomberg, one of the most evil people in this country when it comes to politically profiting from other people's demise. The victims were still bleeding when he came out ranting about how guns should be abolished, blah, blah, blah. A spoon does not make you fat!

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