Sharron Angle is jumping into the race for queen of the Tea Party, with her new Patriot Caucus PAC. In a press release on ThePatriotCaucus.org, the Nevada Republican bounces back from her loss in the Senate race with a promise to launch, among other groovy things, "an online action hub" for the 2012 election.
The first go at that action hub may already be in action. ThePatriotCaucus.net leads off with a bunch of pharmaceutical spam and a racist video.
" 'If you see something, say something' -- welcome to Obama's America," says Ron Futrell for the Liberty Alliance. "Big Brother here, or in this case Big Sis, beaming out at all of us through TV screens in Wal-Mart of all places, telling us to spy for them."
He's referring to a new PSA campaign by Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano urging shoppers to "report suspicious activity" to Wal-Mart managers or local law enforcement.
"What if I see someone, can I report that?" Futrell says. "Things don't cause terrorism, people do. What if I see someone, for example, let's just say a male of Middle-Eastern descent acting suspicious while chanting 'Allah akbar,' or something? What if I see that? That's what they saw at Fort Hood, was it not? Ask the 13 families who lost loved ones in that terrorist attack at Fort Hood if they would've liked a warning when they heard Nidal Hasan commit his terrorist act there. But you see, that would be profiling, wouldn't it?"
You might remember that Angle's flagrantly racist campaign ads drove away some voters, and helped her opponent, Sen. Harry Reid, define her as too extreme.
A single Tea Party activist owns all three of the websites Angle appears either to be using or to be prepping. Eric Odom, who claims to have started the first Tea Party group and worked to get Angle elected, bought .org, .net, and .com sites for The Patriot Caucus back in November 2009. Odom's Twitter bio lists Liberty.com as his website -- it's the same one that appears in the video on what looks like Angle's new action hub. Now Odom's the head of 1773 Media, which stands to be the ones and zeroes for the next Tea Party wave.