The death threat arrived via voicemail yesterday. It was 8 seconds long, and you can listen to it below. While the caller doesn’t identify himself, he used his home phone number. The guy threatening to find me and kill me (according to the voicemail) was Laurian Weisser, the elected Democrat Party Precinct Committee Officer of Precinct #223 (Olympia).
Mr. Weisser is a good friend of Thurston County Commissioner candidate and current Olympia City Councilman Jim Cooper and is helping that campaign. He has not enjoyed hearing the truth about Jim Cooper’s past mistreatment of women or employees who worked for Mr. Cooper. That being the case, it appears to be second nature for Mr. Weisser to threaten to kill those who expose the truth. You can listen to the message he received that enraged him to launch this death threat here.
While death threats may be acceptable and regular behavior for officials in the Democratic Party, it seemed prudent to notify the police about this matter (Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Case #16-5708) and obtain a temporary restraining order (UHS 16-243) against Mr. Weisser. Unfortunately, Mr. Weisser has been a recipient of other restraining orders in the past (Case #03-2-30083-4 – Thurston Superior Court) , when a former girlfriend/roommate of his obtained a restraining order (extended once) against him in 2003.
Mr. Weisser may be the only elected Democrat in Thurston County making official death threats via voicemail right now, however, other types of threats seem to be a common staple in the local Democratic Party. Candidate Jim Cooper has been threatening any local politicians who endorse his political opponents, and his threats appear to carry weight. They were weighty enough in the past that he could force a collective “gag order” on the employees at Together, a small local nonprofit, when they threatened to collectively quit if he wasn’t fired. The Board of Directors unanimously voted to fire him, but Jim Cooper’s political threats were convincing enough that the gag order remains in effect. As the Olympian’s reporter discovered, nobody there wants to talk about Jim Cooper’s firing. Yet, despite his inability to run a small local nonprofit, somehow he has become the best Democrat option to run Thurston County?
None of this is new. We wrote all about it back in June. Until the recent robocalls forced the Olympian to look closer, this well-known history of Jim Cooper remained buried behind these political threats.
This all raises some real questions for the Democratic Party:
- Will the party renounce violence and death threats by one of their own?
- Does the Democratic Party support the threats of violence if it is done on behalf of other Democratic candidates?
- Does Jim Cooper’s campaign encourage death threats by their supporters as part of their campaign strategy?
Until the Democratic Party can convincingly renounce threats of violence as part of their campaign strategy, they have no moral standing to question anything I am doing to expose the truth about their candidates.
Our Constitution begins with the phrase “we the people.” It was the founder’s intent that government be created by the people, to serve the people. It wasn’t their intention for the people to serve the government. It was always intended that government which failed to serve the people should be “altered or abolished.” Until we return to the founder’s intent, we remain We the Governed…
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