Watering the Tree of Liberty, Hyperbole and Groundless Sexual Rumors

Abby Zimet

Armed with $700,000, 70,000 members and a state-of-the-art TV studio for starters, Tea Party operative and profiteer Eric Odom has launched Liberty.com, a new conservative financial and political power that aims to rival what it calls "the loony libs" of MoveOn.org.

Claiming to be "organizing for a free America," they offer infuriating, terrifying rants about "illegals," "flat out treason," "Whorehouse Harry" – Reid, naturally – who "launched his Senate campaign on the backs of Nevada prostitutes" (unfortunate puns, alas, unintended) and charges of GOP challengers rumored to be having extramarital gay affairs. No evidence, but "we thought we'd throw it out there," notes a spokesman himself accused of rape and sexual misconduct.

These are slimy guys. Also, take note, well-funded. Brought to you by Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to corporate election funding.


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