Patrick Kennedy: ‘Dangerous Tea Party Extremists Will Go On A Rampage’ If SCOTUS Upholds ACA

In a Democratic fundraising email ahead of an expected Supreme Court ruling, Patrick Kennedy warns that tea partiers will go wild if the health care reform law is upheld.

“If the Court upholds the law, dangerous Tea Party extremists will go on a rampage,” writes Kennedy, a former Rhode Island congressman and son of the late Ted Kennedy, in a DCCC email Wednesday.

“Backed by Super PAC’s and shadowy front groups like Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, they’ll do everything in their power to defeat President Obama, demonize Democrats who fought for health care reform and, if they win the election, dismantle the law piece-by-piece.”

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