Breaking: So-Called California Tea Party Spokesman/Rapist IS NOT TEA PARTY Member or Spokesman

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From earlier today……….
The liberal media is going wild over the fact that they finally have a violent crime to peg on a former tea party activist.

The man’s name is Michael John Kobulnicky and he is reportedly the former public relations leader of the San Diego Tea Party. This week Kobulnicky was arrested for rape and assault.

East County Magazine reported:

Lemon Grove resident Michael John Kobulnicky, 50, a leader in the San Diego Tea Party and former regional director of the Southern California Conservative Party, is under arrest for allegedly kidnapping and raping a local woman on Fiesta Island.

“He dragged her out of the car and sexually assaulted her pretty brutally,” San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown told ECM news partner 10 News in late February, shortly after the February 25 assault occurred.

On his website, http://www.michaelkobulnickyusa.com, Kobulnicky lists his leadership roles as “currently the co-organizer and public relations representative for the San Diego Tea Party.”

After Kobulnicky’s arrest, the San Diego Tea Party issued a statement indicating that Kobulnicky took leave the group in January for personal reasons and had not been in touch since then, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He has been removed from his position while the legal process runs its course, the statement said, adding that “”Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victim.”

Of course, the difference between Kobulnicky and the many occupy rapists is that Kobulnicky was asked to step down while the many liberal sex offenders are welcomed with open arms to the Obama-endorsed #occupy camps… That, and the fact that Kobulnicky committed his crime on an island and the #occupy rapists commit their crimes in the squatter camp tents.

BIG UPDATE—–

The So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition released this statement, via Lipstick Underground. Kobulnicky is not a member, spokesman or volunteer with the group. The whole story was made up by the media.

Accused Rapist, Michael John Kobulnicky, Not Spokesperson, Member, or Volunteer for Original San Diego Tea Party Organizers, So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition

So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is the original home and organizers of San Diego tea party events and activism, including the first local tea party on February 27th, 2009, annual Tax Day Tea Parties, and over 40 rallies, protests, petition drives, film screenings, and educational seminars.

We are not affiliated with, nor have we worked with the newer organization titled “San Diego Tea Party.” We are not familiar with self-proclaimed “spokesperson” for that organization, Michael John Kobulnicky of Lemon Grove. He has never been an organizer, speaker, or volunteer for our company or events. We do not know what his actual involvement is with the other tea party organization. We are not familiar with the Mission Valley Tea Party that Kobulnicky reported to have founded.

Leslie Eastman, SCTRC Media Director states: What I find fascinating is that the some in the media wish to rush into reporting that a person is a “Tea Party Leader” or otherwise active member without fully vetting the subject whenever there is a potential criminal case. A simple background check would have found that Kobulnicky essentially took a leave from the “San Diego Tea Party” in January and had neither interacted nor worked with them since that time. Furthermore, a fair-minded reporter who was well-informed about “Tea Party” activism would recognize that there are no “Tea Party Leaders”. Some individuals may proclaim this status; however, anyone following today’s citizen activism would be astute enough to view such claims with a healthy degree of skepticism.

The tea party leaders left contact information on their press release.
Hat Tip Mara

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  • Patty

    Rape is a horrible thing and no matter what a persons politics, there should be no other course but do the crime, do the time.

    All I see her is, arrest. Tea Party has minimal arrests. Occupiers supersede or hold the record but though an apology is great Rape is still rape.

  • Patty

    correction:

    here

    not her

  • Patty

    I wonder though how the left will publicize this one. Will they go or and on or keep quite.

    We have rather a large amount of ammunition to shot back with on the Occupiers. So, they best shut up.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Of course, the difference between Kobulnicky and the “many tea party rapists” is…………WTF ooops better fix that one

  • http://www.alottatalk.com GregInSeattle

    You’ll get bad apples in any large group. Millions of us consider ourselves Tea Party members. This is sad, but not unexpected. And, as Jim points out, the organization did the right thing, unlike OWS.

  • OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY… google it!

    http://www.OWSexposed.com – documenting the Occtrocities.

  • Bob

    confused composing / poor comprehension / worse editing /

  • spike

    Try him,If found guilty,hang him.In my opinon rape is not much diffrent than murder.He has destroyed a life!

  • Mark D’Truth

    The CONServative movement would never survive if they were forced to only print, speak and represent the truth. The truth is that rape is a violent crime against women that is a disease infecting our society. Rather than facing this fact the right wing has tried to portray the Occupy Movement as one that welcomes violence against women. While anyone with 1/2 a brain knows this is as far from the truth as anything could be the right wing can only use lies to further their narrative. No one in the Occupy movement welcomes rapists with open arms. This is a horrible lie. The person arrested in New Haven was a sex offender who was looking for an easy target and knew an Occupy encampment would be such a place. Rather than printing the truth, that this rapist had no relationship with the Occupy Movement, this blog and the rest of the right wing cretins tried to make him out to be part of the Occupy Movement. Now that one of the right wing’s own has been arrested for a brutal rape and kidnapping this blog and the rest of the lying CONServatives try to disavow any association. LIARS and COWARDS. That’s all the right wing is populated with, LIARS and COWARDS.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    So?

  • valerie

    Temple of Mut (San Diego Blogger and TEA Partier) says this guy is NOT a TEA Party organizer nor a member of SO Cal Tax Revolt Coalition!

    http://templeofmut.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/accused-rapist-kobulnicky-not-associated-with-san-diego-tea-party-organizers-so-cal-tax-revolt-coalition/

  • @Faith4Mishel

    The LIBRATS better not say a damn thing, after ALL of the violence on their end!!!!!!!!

  • valerie

    #9 March 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Mark D’Truth commented:

    cite? Your prejudices, and regurgitation of half-digested half-truths is unimportant.

    Poke around a little. Read up on the origin of OWS, and what they do to inflate the size of their demonstrations. There’s a reason why these encampments have fleas, rats, drugs, and crime, as well as a reason why the TEA Party demonstrations do not have those features.

    One of the things that pleased me greatly about the San Diego version of OWS is that there was an identifiable segment of it that was well-behaived, and that the local TEA Party made contact with it.

  • Patty

    OT

    PICKET: (video) Anita Dunn avoids questions on Fluke controversy

    Ms. Dunn also did not want to say if she thought HBO’s Bill Maher was out of line when he called former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a particular slur.

    Dunn kept referring to how “legitimate news” organizations operate. Dunn has used this line before and more than likely encourages her associates,allies, and former White House colleagues to use it as well as part of a political campaign against news outlets, personalities, and coverage liberals dislike. Media Matters discusses in their own documentation how to use this line of attack. In October of 2009, The New York Times reported:

    Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.

    “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” said Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, in a telephone interview on Sunday. “As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/mar/18/picket-video-former-wh-comm-director-avoids-questi/

  • whosebone

    beck and oreilly refuse to report that trained, professional law enforcement personnel have investigated obamas birth certificate and selective service records and found both to be fraudulent documents……its almost as if they are protecting obama…….weird huh?

  • Patty

    OT

    Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.

    This in itself is one of the most disgusting things Obama has done. After the only network that reports ‘THE TRUTH’

    And then their is Holder trying to brainwash the American People on Guns and recently No ID’s for Texas. Wow, they all need to be shown the door. They will, come November and more voters start researching and Fox keeps up the great work.

  • http://. WillofLa

    And again we see the left taking one occurance from the right as evidence the whole right-wing is corrupt and perverted. When all along we know for a fact that the left has anything that can be found on the right beat hands down. But will they admit it? No, and not only that they go to extreme to cover it up. As in the case of the Washinton Madame a Democrat Senator proclaims that “There is not ONE Democrats name on this list!” Really??? I’ll bet there is more than one name of a Democrat on her list of clients, more than the one, Sen. Vitter from Louisiana, more than that one man would be two and that, to use the kind of fuzzy math the left uses, would be “twice as many” as those on the right!

    So, yes, this guy was the head of a Tea Party group out in San Diego, okay let’s prosecute the man and put him in jail. Now, if we can look at this Negro who was just arrested for rape at the New Haven Occupy encampment had a record of rape and molestation against women. Do we look at that and deduct that more people on the left are easy on criminals and let rapist like this Black guy wander around preying on women, where the one single guy on our side of the issues has this ONE offense, though very bad, both should be delt with according to the law that I have always put right up front as one of the main tenents of conservatism and that is we are lawful people, where as those on the left are not.

    And the truth of the matter is crime exists….period, and maybe moreso in America than in other countries somewhere, but it exists. And we are to try to catch criminals and if the public can help the police do their job then we should. But my point is you don’t see the right setting up places around the country that end up being magnets for criminals because we put out in the open that we are peaceful and don’t believe in violence and won’t hurt anyone. On the contrary, everyone knows that conservatives will defend themselves and are more likely to be concealing a gun on them than not, and if you try to hurt our women you probably will get the hell stomped out of you. You don’t see that on the left……they’re all about peacefulness, and harmony. Yeah, but niether do they believe in defending themselves against criminals prowling around. They ignore it. That’s why this Negro was allowed into the camp.

  • OBAMA FAILED E-VERIFY… google it!

    @#15 whosebone
    Yes, anyone who thinks FNC is not an official member of THE RULING CLASS, in that they lie by omission in not reporting the multiple Obama Crimes, simply is not paying attention. And sometimes O’Reilly has just lied flat-out. Saying about a year ago that the reason Obama has a CT. SSN (042-68-4425) is because his Father lived in CT. for several years. He NEVER lived in Ct. Because of the firestorm that this LIE caused within minutes on many blogs, the whole viewer question and answer clip from “The Factor” was scrubbed from the podcast.

    Behold the latest LIE from the Harvard Trained Police Detective Bill O’Reilly –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOPW7eCwBM0

  • maraz

    Thanks to #11 Valerie for the link… when I do research on the guy… I’m seeing the same information. I’m wondering if after he was arrested… if Facebook is helping out Obama and the Leftist by updating his Facebook page with information to connect him to the Tea Party. The claims sound like the Left’s version. What Tea Party member posts that they are a “Leader when all Tea Partiers understand that there is no leaders in the Tea Party meme.

    Also… make this video below viral… it shows the hypocrisy of our own conservative media too… they need to be called out on their silence on the topic. We expect this hypocrisy from the Liberal media… but don’t tolerate this from our conservative media. We need to pressure them and demand better…

    VIDEO: Breitbart Editor Ben Shapiro: We’re going to vet Obama except his forged Selective Service Card
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaE2pUcpwnQ

    Watch the press conference and decide for yourself…

    Cold Case Posse Press Conference
    http://teapartypowerhour.com/videos

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  • http://crimewatch.us Crimewatch

    For all you so called peaceful Occupiers: The Truth about Occupy Sacramento and Occupy Oakland FACTS NOT FICTION! Tell your 2% Commie Comrades BEHIND Occupy Wall Street that even with George Soros funding, Ben&Jerry’s millions in “grants” to occupied cities, YOU WILL FAIL! We’re PROUD to be an Oath Keeper and cited by DSH as a threat to “Change you can’t believe in!” by you know who!

    For “Mark D’Truth”… how do you keep a moron in suspense?

  • wanumba

    Well, when the media drops the use of the law requirement to state, ‘alleged” and the police department is quoted as saying the person did it without any investigation or charges or trial .. then SLOPPY is the BEST one can say about these reports.

    The LEFT is inspired by the father of lies, Satan. Alinsky said so. Take his dead word for it. Lying, faking, manufacturing, twisting. Evil.

  • Swifty

    The left wing is populated with, LIARS and COWARDS. Right, Mark D’Truth?

  • wanumba

    #9 March 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm
    Mark D’Truth commented:
    . While anyone with 1/2 a brain knows this is as far from the truth as anything could be the right wing can only use lies to further their narrative. No one in the Occupy movement welcomes rapists with open arms. This is a horrible lie. The person arrested in New Haven was a sex offender who was looking for an easy target and knew an Occupy encampment would be such a place.

    :::::::::::::::::::::

    So, Mark, you acknowledge the truth that any Occupy encampment is KNOWN amongst sex offenders for easy targets to rape. Why is that? Mark?

    Do #OWS for example allow the #OWS women to open carry, as Conservatives allow women to protect themselves?

    No? Gee, why not? How is a 120 lb women supposed to beat off a 200 lb sex offender thug? With kick boxing? Karate? We all know it works on TV and in the movies, but not in real life.

    You know the old saying, “An armed society is a polite society.”

  • After Seven

    Democrat Senators Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy unavailable for comment.

  • chris

    The media no longer have any credibility. They are disingenuous scumbags mostly known as water carriers for the tyrant in chief and his disgusting sycophants. If the news has any political discourse then I disregard it as so much propaganda.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    now he is eligible to join the OWS movement. as for the media they stop being journalists decades ago to become the publicity dept. of the democratic party.

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  • Ted Kennedy’s SEARCH+RESCUE

    @ #25 After Seven
    Ted Kennedy’s comment can be found at http://www.fatboy.cc

  • FurryGuy

    It won’t matter one whit all the press releases that Kolbulnicky is not affiliated with the TEA Party in any manner, the media has their story and damn the facts.

  • MilitantCatholic

    The TEA Party in a nutshell – God, guns, American oil, strong defense, spending control, no illegal immigration, less government, less taxes, less abortion. We are also tired of the fact that a lot of policies from Washington are designed to modify behavior, and in the last couple of years they have become even more draconian and unyielding. Results of the TEA Party: The 2010 elections.
    OWS in a nutshell: State is God. No oil. No military. Even more government spending. Illegal immigration encouraged. More government. More taxes. More abortion. Calls for violence against Jews, bankers, business owners and Republicans. Delighted with the fact that policies from Washington are designed to modify behavior and disappointed that in the last couple of years these policies have not been more forceful. Results as of this moment: Confusion, arrests, a shocked and disgusted public which sees them defecating on police cars, possessing child pornography, complaints of public masturbation, shooting gay porn videos, smoking dope, selling drugs, lice outbreaks, instructions on how to kill police officers, sexual assault, throwing old women down the stairs, using children as human shields, attempts to assassinate the President, fighting with the police, fighting with themselves, shooting at the White House, disease outbreaks, scabies outbreaks, arson, threats to assassinate Governor Nikki Haley, drug overdoses, trashing everything they touch, walking around naked, having sex publicly, parents abandoning their children to join the protest, pimping/prostitution of underage kids, investing their donations in a bank, repeating en masse what they are told in strange organized rituals, spitting on military members, desecrating the American flag, getting support of Iran, North Korea, David Duke and the Nazi and Communist parties, not working, lying, cheating, stealing, and generally damaging all the businesses around them.

  • jimg

    @ Mark D’Truth

    There have been multiple rapes at Occupy encampments. There have been countless assaults and thousands of arrests.

    You’ve cost taxpayers millions of dollars. You’ve cost private property owners millions of dollars.

    You’re nothing more than fifth-column scum, and you should be treated as such.

  • http://ace.mu.nu Truman North

    MilitantCatholic, that is perfect. I’m getting a civics boner.

  • Conservative to the Core

    Kidnapping is a very serious charge.

  • http://ace.mu.nu Truman North

    It turns out that East County Magazine is actually a blog run by a militant leftist who was retired from print journalism in 2010. She has attempted to smear tea partiers at least one time before by fabricating a fist-fight, spitting and racial slur incident between a tea party group and a group of Democrat supporters. Read more:

    http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/07/18665941.php

  • joyo

    I don’t see how the Tea Party can avoid having a couple bad apples. I would not be surprised to discover that the Left has formed phony tea party groups across our country (with George Siros’ funding, of course). After all, the left/Democrats did run multiple phoney tea party candidates during the 2010 elections. And remember they follow Saul Alinski’s rules which require the “demonization or belittlement” of their “enemy” as Step 1.

  • http://locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com locomotivebreath1901

    “…the difference between Kobulnicky and the many tea party rapists is that ….”

    The many tea party rapists?

    You might want to fix that, Jim.

  • Marty

    RE Carbon Pootprint’s comment in #4:

    FIX IT; YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT UNTIL YOU DO. Unless, of course, you know of “many tea party rapists” that you aren’t telling us about.

  • Michel

    Other than that – the story was completely accurate….. Geez!

  • Cherry Walker

    Of course, the difference between Kobulnicky and the many tea party rapists is that Kobulnicky was asked to step down while the many liberal sex offenders are welcomed with open arms to the Obama-endorsed #occupy camps…

    How many other tea party rapists have there been?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “What I find fascinating is that the some in the media wish to rush into reporting that a person is a ‘Tea Party Leader’ or otherwise active member without fully vetting the subject whenever there is a potential criminal case.”

    There’s nothing particularly fascinating about it, because that kind of behavior is what is to be expected from the majority of the media.

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  • Alvin

    Patty, you misspelled a word. None.

    He stepped down in January.

  • Thucydides

    Hit the media back even harder.

    Cancel subscriptions to newspapers and cable. Boycott their advertisers. Post Samizdat everywhere they can’t counter (“Thanks Barrack” stickers on gas pumps and grocery store shelves, or wear “Be Breitbart” T shirts and let people wonder what that means. Counter their lies over the water cooler (“Wow, 11% unemployment. Things are really bad” “But it said 8% on TV” “Yeah, thats because they don’t count everyone who isn’t working”).

    We can prevail, if we but try.

  • Wingnut

    The difference between liberals and conservatives is not that “our people are better than theirs” but rather our side says there is a standard of behavior and no, it is not determined by the individual. (I feel like robbing a bank and I think, in my heart, it is OK. No, it is not OK.) Herman Cain is run out for apparently untrue allegations of female harassment. Bill Clinton, warrior against women, committed many undisputed examples of it and still is a celebrated Democratic leader.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #9…how do you explain the media and the democratic politicans almost constant attacks on violence by the tea party in the almost complete absence of such acts. while the media and democratic politicans are completely silent in the face of constant acts of violence by the OWS. if you are unaware of violence committed by the OWS then you must only read or listen to american tass.

    my congressional representative, bill pascral, holds his town hall meetings over the phone because he claims he is afraid of tea party violence, even though there has never been any tea party violence at a town hall meeting. my senator frank lautenberg(aka the cadaver)constantly accused the tea party of being violent and a threat to the freedom of the american people. neither one has ever uttered a word about continued and repeated acts of violence by OWS members. what do you think of that hypocrisy?

    to my knowledge has ever been raped at tea party rally, the same cannot be said of the OWS people. you can be sure if there ever was a rape at a tea party rally american tass would have never stopped doing reports on it. to my congressmen, the only threat to freedom that the tea party represents is a threat to your continued tyranny of your constitutents.

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  • Ernie G

    I am afraid that now that this canard has gotten out, however much it is refuted, like the Plastic Turkey, it will live forever.

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  • doc

    Today’s journalist “astute”….oh, my gosh, that is asking for too much! These twits couldn’t find their ass in a phone booth.

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  • hutch1200

    The Right disavows/shuns/throws out any person w/even a whiff of sexual scandal about them. Ala Herman Cain. The OWS prefers to keep things “withing their security group” (up twinkles), and try to persuade victims to NOT go to the police. So it is likely that the OWS rapes are under reported and their numbers are highly skewed downward.

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  • richard40

    It looks like the media story might have been accurate if they had said FORMER Tea Party leader, but that would not have been anywhere near as good of a story. I agree the double standard is pretty stunning here. A single, former, Tea Party member/leader commits rape, and is prosecuted for it, and that is news, while OWS sites have rapes occuring almost every week, done by current, not former members, with the rapes being covered up and not prosecuted, and that is not news.

    In a way this story actually makes the Tea Party look good, once the facts are reported accurately. After all, they had the sense to throw this guy out, BEFORE he did his crime. It indicates what we already knew, that the Tea Party, and the right generally, is capable of policing and expelling their own bad apples, while OWS, and the left generally, is not.

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  • Roger Ogden

    The press release by SoCal Tax Revolt was very misleading. The San Diego Tea Party was always a Meetup group, started back in 2009. The old admin (Jeff) of the group stepped down about a year ago and the current admin (Rich) took over the old group. With well over 1,000 members it is the largest Tea Party group in San Diego. The group has become more organized and active since Rich took over and it is a continuation of the same old San Diego Tea Party with largely the same members. Michael Kobulnicky was the PR person for the group. He was just released for jail today and the charges dropped. Much of the media in San Diego is antagonistic to the Tea Party and Mike was convicted prematurely by the media, police, certain elements of the Tea Party and blogs such as this, I would say. It is a real shame. Not only was he facing life imprison for false charges, but he was stabbed in the back by a lot of Tea Partiers and conservative bloggers in their rush to judgement and to distance themselves to protest their precious images. Rich and some of the other members of San Diego Tea Party deserve a lot of credit for not losing faith and standing by Mike Kobulnicky in this great time of need. That is a sign of real integrity as opposed to the superficiality of those who rushed to abandon him to his fate and scrambled to protect their own images.

  • John M

    NBC San Diego reported today that the police and DA dropped all charges against Michael Kobulnicky. The courageous victim vehemently and publicly declared the police had arrested and incarcerated the wrong man.

    Now will all of you who have reveled in this mans’ misery please correct this blog and the other estimated 100 media and blog sites across the WORLD that have destroyed an innocent mans’ reputation?

    In the future let’s remember that in our country one is innocent until proven guilty.

    Mr. Kobulnicky was on his way to life in prison had the victim not protested. He has lost his job, his wedding is postponed, has spent an undeserved week in jail and lost his reputation.

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