Here’s part of an email I received today from the Tea Party Leadership Fund:
Your signature on our petition will mean more than just a name on the internet. Every single petition signature to get Allen West back in Congress will be hand delivered to him, so that he knows just how loud the call is by We the People to have his voice back in our service.
In the last election, Allen got knocked down by a smear-campaign of lies and untruths coupled with sketchy happenings at the ballot box. But, as an American hero, we know he has the capacity to get back up, and we want him to know that we’ll be behind him when he does.
The author was Todd Cefaratti, who signed off as a “Freedom Organizer.” The email ended with a link to a list of the Tea Party’s hand-picked candidates, including Allen West.
Why would someone claiming to be a “Freedom Oraganizer” urge voters to donate money to Allen West? West is a staunch supporter of the national security state. West not only supported W the Conqueror’s stupid wars, but voted for the USA Patriot Act, which crippled the protections of the 4th and 5th Amendments. West justified his vote for the Patriot Act with what he called “the threat of radical Islamic terrorists.” West is so pro-Pentagon that after his tour of duty in Afghanistan, he went to work for Military Professional Resources Inc., a “defense” contractor.
Oh, and did I mention that one of the people West cites as shaping his worldview is none other thatn Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman? Need I say more?