GOP chair/teabagger arrested for pulling gun on homeowner behind on mortgage

The batshit craziness of the dog days of summer:

The Republican Party chairman of Boise County in Idaho was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on a man whose house he was photographing.

Charles McAffee, 33, was among Idaho’s anti-tax tea-party activists, and is a member of the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee. He was arrested after pulling a handgun on a homeowner whose mortgage his employer sought to photograph for being delinquent. His employer is a contractor for Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo condemned the guy’s “behaviour” (no shit!?), but this is still seriously bad craziness.  This McAffee guy isn’t just some street thug, or even just an anonymous teabagger — he’s chairman of the local GOP, and he works for a bank (kicking people out of their houses, by the sound of it, nice), not the mafia.

Not that the state Republican Party director gives a flying shit:

The Idaho Republican Party said the arrest of one of its southwestern Idaho leaders was a “personal matter.”

“It’s not a party matter,” said Jonathan Parker, state GOP director in Boise.

Must be another one of those “New Normal” things.

14 Responses to “GOP chair/teabagger arrested for pulling gun on homeowner behind on mortgage”


  1. 2 Cornelius T.Zen Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Good morrow, all!

    With absolutely no apologies to Monty Python:

    I’m Republican and I’m okay
    My brain just up and ran away
    I wreck town halls, I throw tea bags
    Don’t mess with Medicare
    Obama is a Nazi
    Olbermann is a queer

    Hmmm…needs work – CTZen

  2. 3 JJ Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    AudreyII – Great minds! 8)

  3. 4 JJ Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    CTZen – :lol: That could be the Teabaggers March!

  4. 5 Bina Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “…he’s chairman of the local GOP, and he works for a bank (kicking people out of their houses, by the sound of it, nice), not the mafia.”

    I respectfully disagree. If he is chairman of the local GOP and works for a bank kicking people out of their houses, he is, by definition, from the mafia!

  5. 6 JJ Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Bina – True enough. I can’t think of anything closer to organized crime than the banks and the GOP — except maybe the health insurance industry ;)

  6. 7 Cornelius T.Zen Monday, August 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Good morrow, all!
    Add that your list of oxymorons (my favorite kind of moron):
    Health Insurance.
    If you’re healthy, you don’t need it, you pay for it anyway, and they make money off you. If you get sick, they break out the fine print, cut you off, deny you coverage, you continue paying for it anyway, and they make money off you.
    Look closely at the bricks in the building where any “Health Insurance” company has its offices. That’s not mortar holding those bricks together — that’s dried human blood.
    Prove me wrong – CTZen

  7. 8 Cornelius T.Zen Monday, August 24, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Good morrow, all!
    What applies to “Health Insurance” companies also applies to banks.
    When will we ever learn? – CTZen

  8. 9 JJ Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 8:29 am

    CTZen

    Look closely at the bricks in the building where any “Health Insurance” company has its offices. That’s not mortar holding those bricks together — that’s dried human blood.

    Not a bad analogy.

    It’s funny, in all this discussion about public health care, the stories are all about having the “choice” between public and private — which, under Obama’s plan, they still would!!

    People are fighting this thing for one reason — so private insurers can maintain their obscene profits. They may *think* it’s about choice, or quality, or wait times, or death panels, or “socialism”, but it’s not — all those arguments are very easily dispatched when one points out the realities.

    The “death panel” thing in particular is ridiculous: private insurers act as de facto “death panels” when they decide to drop someone’s policy because of their health issues. Or refuse to pay because of a “pre-existing condition”.

    The Dems need to make more of this.

  9. 10 J. A. Baker Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I’ve always said that a good counter to this “a gov’t bureaucrat will come between you and your doctor” nonsense is “and having a CIGNA accountant come between you and your doctor is better how, exactly?”

  10. 11 JJ Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 9:16 am

    JAB – The word “government” seems to be key.

    Our system in Canada is much closer to ‘nationalized’ healthcare than what Obama is proposing for you guys, which is basically just a failsafe for people who can’t afford private insurance, and yet, no gov’t bureaucrat has ever gotten between me & my doctor. Or anyone else I know and their doctor. Unlike the horror stories I’ve heard out of the US, esp regarding pre-existing conditions, where insurance company bureaucrats make life and death decisions for people all the time.

  11. 12 J. A. Baker Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Our system in Canada is much closer to ‘nationalized’ healthcare than what Obama is proposing for you guys, which is basically just a failsafe for people who can’t afford private insurance, and yet, no gov’t bureaucrat has ever gotten between me & my doctor.

    Yeah, that’s the thing. You could point that out to them, and they won’t believe you. Just look at the own goal IBD scored on itself when it tried to make Dr. Hawking the poster child of the “failure” of “socialized” medicine.

    But then, what do you expect from dining room tables?

  12. 13 Amya Watkins Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    . All over this great land, clubs, Boy Scout troops, churches, businesses and every imaginable kind of organization go into the community to do service projects to make their communities a better place to live.


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