Tea Party Think Tank Headed By Clarence Thomas' Wife Makes Common Cause With Militia Guru Larry Pratt
Listed among the "friends" of Virginia Thomas' new Tea Party think tank is Gun Owners of America, headed by white-supremacist-friendly, militia guru Larry Pratt.
So AlterNet took a spin through Thomas' Web site, to see if we could get a sense of who might be showing her some love. What we found was a cadre of groups listed as "friends" -- ranging from the typical Tea Party Inc. types, such as FreedomWorks, to the downright radical, like Gun Owners of America, led by Executive Director Larry Pratt.
In our ongoing chronicle of right-wing events, we last left Larry Pratt at the 2nd Amendment March on Washington, where he appeared to be calling for war against the U.S. government. The 2nd Amendment March wasn't really a march at all, but a rally on the grounds of the Washington monument of some 2,000 gun owners that took place April 19th -- the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by self-styled militiaman Timothy McVeigh. The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal office building took the lives of 168 innocents, including 19 children under the age of six.
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