Everett Wilkinson, director of the South Florida Tea Party, is turning up the heat on that "other" TEA Party.
"Doug Guetzloe and Fred O'Neal have NEVER had anything to do with the tea party movement. I am one of the original founders going back to February '09 and the chairman of both the South Florida Tea Party, Florida Tea Party and state coordinator for Tea Party Patriots," said Wilkinson, who is based in Palm Beach Gardens.
"This fight is not over a name, but rather the hijacking of our movement. It is similar to when the Nazis disguised as Americans tried to break our lines in World War II. They formed the fake political tea party without our consent or input. Not one of the over-85 tea party groups in Florida is or has ever been associated with them."
Further blurring the nomenclature of the rival "tea" groups, Wilkinson added, "The official state Web site for the tea party movement is FloridaTeaParty.com."