Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Right-Wing Nutcases Upset That Cops Hate Right-Wing Nutcases [updts]

This is just too funny. The Department of Homeland Security (if I could tell you how much I hate that name) has released a report stating that right-wing extremism is rising in recent months. Big surprise, huh?

Malkin and other likeminded nutcases are Free King Out. It really is too funny. Look at the Malkin:

By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives.

Um, Malkin, the report is about violent extremists. Are you identifying with violent extremists? Sure seems like it.

And this really takes the cake. Read this:

DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat.

You know what that is in Malkin and right-wing nutcase land? That's anti-military. Because saying that "right wing extremists will" do yada yada is anti-yada yada. Perfectly logical.

Hey, assholes: The cop killer in Pittsburgh fed off the kind of hate you've been preaching on a daily basis for years. So did the guy trying to build a dirty bomb in Vermont. So did the church shooter in Tennessee. Hell, the worst domestic terrorist in the country's history, Timothy McVeigh, fed on the same stuff. Get used to it being noticed and scrutinized under an administration that doesn't actually pander to that kind of thing.

Update: Even Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs calls the wingers crazy on this one. And notes that the assessment began more than a year ago, so it's hardly an Obama administration effort.

And oh, look: a DHS report on left-wing extremism. Go figure.

Update II: The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars defends the report:

Glen M. Gardner Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, disputed claims that Homeland Security analysts were describing veterans as terror threats.

"The report should have been worded differently, but it made no blanket accusation that every soldier was capable of being a traitor like Benedict Arnold, or every veteran could be a lone wolf, homegrown terrorist like Timothy McVeigh," said Gardner, a Marine veteran from Round Rock, Texas. " It was just an assessment about possibilities that could take place."

Note: This post was up before this very good one.


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