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Death threats mark a new low in local politics, Part III

By Scott Tibbs, November 03, 2008

As expected, Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) is still angry that I exposed the fact that he has been posting death threats directed at Republicans on a local message board. He's even taken to repeating the fabrication that I "admitted" my posts on the matter were not true because I said "I would rather use it to embarrass your wife the next time she runs for office." Travis claims that since I haven't turned his posts in to the county prosecutor, I lack credibility.

See Part I and Part II of this series.

First, it would be silly to go to the Prosecutor with internet postings. Do I think Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) actually poses a danger, and may actually carry out his threats? No. The threats are bluff and bluster, but they are threats. Whether I report those threats to any law enforcement agency will not and cannot change what Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) wrote. Two especially egregious examples include:

  • We will make sure that the Republican tyrants own their failure, and that the tree of liberty is refreshed with their blood. -- Greg Travis, Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:06 pm.

  • Mimicus means we'll find you. Look for the entry titled "Day of Reckoning" and mark it. -- Greg Travis, Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:38 pm

When a very high profile political activist says outrageously stupid things, including threats of violence, that activist can expect those statements to come back to haunt him politically. And if that activist is the spouse of an elected official, you can expect those outrageously stupid things to hurt his spouse, as well. Furthermore, there are no "accusations", just facts. Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) posted death threats directed at Republicans and I called him on it. He can screech and squeal all he want, but he cannot change history. Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) cannot hide from the truth, nor can he spin his way out of it.

These posts should give pause to the Democratic Party and make them reconsider the role that Greg Travis plays in the party. After all, one candidate for Judge, Valeri Haughton, has Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) on her campaign committee, listed on the front page of her campaign website. While I voted for her opponent, I recognize that Haughton is a well-respected, reasonable candidate who is qualified to be judge. If elected, she will serve well. However, I do have to question her judgment in putting Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) on her campaign committee. His loopy statements were well known long before he ever wrote "We will make sure that the Republican tyrants own their failure, and that the tree of liberty is refreshed with their blood."

Of course, Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) has a history of openly fantasizing about killing political opponents. Those posts, along with screenshots, are below.

Is this what the Monroe County Democratic Party represents?



Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:57 pm
Any takers for a list on who else should be summarily executed to make the world a better place?

I can start:

Kim Jong-il
Hu Jintao
Fidel Castro
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Soe Win




After a post commenting on an editorial identifying "unity as Obama's prime political value", Greg Travis (husband of failed County Commissioner candidate Sophia Travis) wrote:
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:56 am
What if we don't want unity? What if we want to identify those responsible for the horrifc mess we're in, and shoot them?




Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:24 am
mimicus wrote:
What if we don't want unity? What if we want to identify those responsible for the horrific mess we're in, and shoot them?
Who does the identifying?




Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:28 am
I've done a pretty good job, so far. My list starts with Hannity, and ends with the Churl.

So far...