Well well well, look who has resurfaced after a long four year hiatus?
Pacific Green Party candidate Jason Levin crashed a debate between his Democratic and Republican rivals earlier today by simply walking into the room and grabbing a seat next to the two men. The debate was taking place at the offices of the Pamplin Media Group and in front of the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and the EO Media Group.
Whaaat? Who is this mysterious stranger?
Longtime readers of this blog may remember “Tea Party Crasher” Jason Levin, the middle school teacher from Oregon who made quite a splash in 2010 with his “Crash the Tea Party” campaign to discredit conservatives.
At the height of his “influence”, he told the AP that he “had over 65 leaders in major cities across the country trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15.”
The mission of crashtheteaparty.org is simple. “Infiltrate and dismantle” the movement from the inside out. The group’s strategy is to impersonate tea party supporters and portray them as right-wing extremists in front of the news cameras in order to discredit the cause.
Levin went on to say “Every time we have someone on camera saying that Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, we want someone sitting next to him saying, ‘That’s right, he’s an alien from outer space!’” Levin also did not shy away his prior accusations that most tea party supporters are “racists, morons, and homophobes.”
I covered his bizarre antics rather extensively throughout the Spring and Summer of 2010.
The fun came to an abrupt end in August 2010 when he was forced to resign his teaching job.
Fox News reported:
“He resigned earlier this week, on Monday,” Maureen Wheeler of the Beaverton School District said. “He resigned in lieu of termination.”
Wheeler said Levin learned the results of the district’s investigation and resigned. She would not comment on those investigative results.
Conestoga Middle School media lab teacher Jason Levin became national news back in April when he announced his intention to bring down the Tea Party on his “Crash the Tea Party” website and in media interviews.
The now-ex Conestoga Middle School media lab teacher said in April that he would seek to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets and acting as offensively as possible — anything short of throwing punches.
In a post on his now defunct website, Levin once called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers—among other personal identifying information—about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at rallies taking place across the country on Tax Day.
“Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!” he wrote.
Yeahhhh. That’s the guy who’s running for governor in Oregon on the Green ticket.
Levin enters the room at approximately the 8:40 mark. He showed up wearing a suit and gained access to the room by simply telling the receptionist that he was there for the debate, without any additional explanation.