Turns out the president of the Houston-area Greater Fort Bend County Tea Party was "director of propaganda" for the American Fascist Party.
“From my point of view, it was all pro-Constitution, pro-America,” Ives said of the group, which appears to be defunct.
“I never did anything,” he added. “There really weren’t enough people involved to be a gathering, let alone a rally. It was basically a scattering of people across the continent just complaining.” He said he believed he’d uncovered an underground cabal — and decided to stick around to do research for a “political novel of intrigue.”“I thought, ‘I can blow the lid off of this. … I can go inside and find out what’s going on,’” Ives said.Ives never wrote a novel. He did write a range of posts on the party’s Yahoo message board, communicating with his fellow “blackshirts” and the party’s chief organizer, a man who identified himself as the “Glorious Leader.In one post, he channeled Benito Mussolini, the World War II-era Italian dictator and founder of that country’s National Fascist Party, saying building up the fascist movement in America was “our spirit, our calling.”“It will be our greatest challenge, and our sweetest victory, to finally surpass this dark menace, this numbing threat from the shadows, and replace it with the pure sunbeam that is our Fascist Faith, our Fascist Truth,” he wrote.In another post, he blasts a fellow commenter’s racist remarks, saying such members of the party make “the return of Fascist Faith to the pantheon of accepted beliefs that much more difficult.”“Tell me what I can do in Texas for you and I will try my utmost to comply,” Ives added, signing off, “your honor-bound comrade.”As director of propaganda, Ives produced this swell video:
"From my point of view, it was all pro-Constitution, pro-America."
Yeah, this guy's tailor-made for the Tea Party.