I'd have an easier time believing the tea party didn't support the use of violence to achieve its political aims if it didn't keep threatening anyone who disagrees with it. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) has been receiving violent threats from teahadists after she proposed cutting all federal dollars from going to NASCAR.
How odd that a movement that claims its aims are to cut government spending and waste would be so angry when a proposal is made to stop the Pentagon from wasting money sponsoring NASCAR.
The very offensive threats (delivered via fax) can be seen here. At the top of the threat, the note says, "Fighting The Marxist Nigger Thugs Hussein Obama and Eric Holder" (no racism there). It then went on to call the Congresswoman a "slut" and told her to "shut her phucking pie hole" (spelling not corrected by me). McCollum's Chief of Staff, Bill Harper, has said they have received numerous angry and threatening calls in addition to this fax.
"We've heard innumerable times that the Republicans were elected to send a message from the people that we should stop spending money," he said. "And yet the people who sent that message want us to spend $7 million for a sticker on a NASCAR."
Funny how that teabagger logic works, eh?