The tea party and eliminationism is basically synonymous. A video has surfaced of an elected official in Michigan brandishing a sign depicting President Obama's head on a stake, as well as then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi riddled with bullets and then-Governor Granholm with a noose around her neck.
After carrying signs suggesting President Barack Obama's decapitation and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's hanging at a Tea Party rally three years ago, Sterling Heights, Mich. Councilman Paul Smith has been asked by his colleagues to resign his post.
A video from a 2009 Tea Party rally in Troy shows Smith holding graphic signs condemning Obama, Granholm and Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi before his 2011 election to Council.
The least offensive text reads, "she turned Michigan into Detroit," referring to the former governor, with other slogans reading “Extreme left b*tch,” on the Pelosi sign, and "He changed America into Uganda” on the sign with Obama.
And the very offensive video:
Disgusting, misguided maniacs. And I'm being charitable today.
Did you notice that this was April of 2009 -- just months after the inauguration and the Republicans were already blaming President Obama for the debt.