Tea party activist posting home/cell phone numbers on Facebook is going too far

tea party flagBy Lynn R. Mitchell

How far are tea party activists willing to go against those they oppose? Obviously, from a post Thursday on Facebook, as far as posting a Republican Committee chairwoman’s home and cell phone numbers publicly on Facebook.

Is that going too far?

The post from the well-known Facebook agitator:

HANOVER REPUBLICAN VOTERS:

If you are outraged over XXXXXX and others from Hanover who voted to bankrupt the 7th District bank account last night donating ITS funds to national GOP COMMITTEES so that LOCAL victory call centers for November elections ( SENATE AND CONGRESSIONAL) wouldn’t be funded call her- her cell number is 804 XXX-XXXX AND HER HOME PHONE NUMBER IS 804 XXX-XXXX. DEMAND THAT SHE EXPLAIN HER ACTIONS TO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN HANOVER COUNTY.

CALL HER TODAY AND LEAVE A MESSAGE TO RETURN YOUR CALL. LET HER KNOW YOU WILL NOT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HER AS CHAIR. WE NEED NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE HANOVER REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE.

I removed the name and phone numbers because I don’t agree with this tactic. This woman, even though she’s in leadership, is a regular everyday person like you and me. She has now come under attack because someone disagreed with the way she voted at a meeting.

It’s called bullying.

Enough already. This has really gotten out of hand and, quite frankly, is back-lashing on tea party activists. There is something called civility, and this isn’t it.

UPDATE: Coby Dillard also expressed his disappointment in this tactic on his Facebook page:

Under no circumstances is posting the cell or home phone number of someone on FB acceptable without their permission or unless they’ve made it available. I don’t care what they’ve done that you might disagree with.

Politics ain’t that serious, people….and if it is to you, that says a lot about the type of life you lead.

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