Saturday, March 17, 2012

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

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March 17, 2012


So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is the original home and organizers of 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.

This is a blatant example of the blatant double standard taken by some journalists. There have been dozens of brutal rape cases associated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Specifically, those crimes have occurred in camps during their designated protest activities. Yet, many press reports have minimized brutality associated with the dozens of reports that are known. And the news reports don’t try to paint the suspects as “Occupy Wall Street Leaders.”

So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition is an organization founded and run by women, and we consider rape and all forms of sexual assault to be violent, unacceptable crimes. We expect anyone found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of serious, violent crimes to be sentenced accordingly. We trust that the San Diego Police Department will follow the case fully and professionally, and that all due process will be observed and justice will prevail.

The co-founders of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalitions:
Sarah Bond
Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Wildman

Leslie Eastman
Media Director

DISCLAIMER: Please The Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, LLC is not associated with the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, or any other political party or entity.


drozz said...

keep fighting.

link forthcoming.

Derrick Osborne said...

His own page states, "Spokesperson".

SarahB said...

Derrick, he may very well have been a spokesperson for the other, newer tea party group that has sprung up in San Diego. However, he has never been involved with organizing for our orginal, established group. When issues come up, it is SoCalTRC that the media contacts. As much as all of us try to vet the people we are working with, one allegedly flawed person does not define or poison the principles we hold dear. Kony 2012 is a perfect example of that situation as well.

Kirby said...

Nice blog. I found you a few days ago by a link from Gateway Pundit.

I will be back.

SarahB said...

Thanks, Kirby!