Those Dangerous Right-Wing Terrorists

by Sal on April 14, 2009

in Politics

The Department of Homeland Security recently released a report, pictured above, entitled “Rightwing Extremism:  Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Readicalization and Recruitment”  (PDF here).  Unlike previous reports on left-wing terrorism, which focused on very specific ultra left-wing groups that practiced acts of terrorism (such as ALF and ELF), this report is generic in its attack on those people who believe in the second amendment, don’t like taxes, opposes abortion, and opposes illegal immigration as “hate-filled” and capable of extreme acts of violence, despite presenting no evidence to back up the claim.  Michelle Malkin highlights sections of the report that try to link Conservatives with extremism.

Now, I have no doubt that there are a few wackos on our side (there are a few in any movement), but they are hardly prevalent.  To date, can anyone recount one instance of Conservative violence that has taken place since the election?  The Tea Parties have been nothing but peaceful.  The vast majority of conservatives would rather fight with ideas, not with violence.  It is dangerous when the federal government tries to take anyone with opposing viewpoints and label them as terrorists or extremists.  If there are specific right wing extremist groups out there that the report refers to, they should call them out by name and cite specific evidence rather than lump all people who hold particular views with the radical few who would carry out violence.  There is no vast right-wing conspiracy, and the Obama administration should be ashamed of themselves for creating this report.

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Joe Heathen April 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Well, during the Bush era and the warrantless wiretapping and violations of Constitutional protection against warrantless searches, the neo-coonservatives were fond of proclaiming “if you’ve done nothing wrong, then you’ve nothing to worry about”.
Shouldn’t that same mindset hold true today? Or has the morbidity of hypocrisy come home to the practitioners of that black craft?
So, what’s the problem? Take it like real men and quit whining.


Ryan April 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm

If you remember, Joe, those we were wiretapping happened to be in contact with known or suspected foreign terrorists. All the wiretaps were approved eventually, but time-sensitive leads needed to be handled quickly. It was a foreign threat ruminating inside this nation, not the targeting of domestic political opponents. Totally different animal.

Obama’s in charge now and the DHS (admittedly without any hard evidence) is making accusations and innuendos putting the Leftist’s true view of conservatives on paper. In fact, this report is tougher than anything Obama’s Administration has said about foreign terrorists. I think that’s totally different than what Bush & crew did. This document is specific, insulting, degrading, and even demonstrates either extreme DHS ignorance of the Right or a brazen attempt to ridicule the loyal opposition.

Maybe grabbing your ankles is your idea of taking it like a man, but passively accepting this kind of government equivocating of political enemies as terrorists is not my perception of testicular fortitude.


Todd April 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Ummmm – this report was prepared by the BUSH administration. It wasn’t released until April, though. Is the problem that the Obama administration released it, or did you not realize that it was prepared last year?


Tammy April 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

They want to freely wiretap and monitor the activites of people like me. You know…pro-lifer, anti-illegal immigration, and all that extremist stuff. I fit all of the criteria. They will have fun watching me…..single Mom of four…..driving kiddie car pools….trips to the park….or the local dinner buffet. It is people like me they are worried about.

It is called loss of freedom folks. We disagree with IslamObamaNomics…..therefore they have to monitor us.

Live FREE or let me die.


Ron Russell April 16, 2009 at 6:18 am

The memo coming out of DHS is troubling to say the least. Under Bush the department operated efficently and non-partisian, but it seems now the the folks at DHS are getting into politics and this is dangerous. They will not call terrorist who are killing our troops terrorist, but imply those who support right wing positions in this country could be just that, Terrorist. Something is terribly wrong with this picture. I just came up with a new seal for DHS, I’ll leave you the link should you decide to check it out. DHS


Joe Heathen April 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

Hey, if you haven’t done anything wrong, then you don’t have anything to worry about. Right?
That’s what all the neo-coonservatives said about the Patriot Act and then invited anyone to monitor their telephone calls and Internet activity. Now, their “rights” are being trampled upon?
Jesus, do those dolts know what hypocrisy is? Can’t they just eat the big serving of crow they cooked for themselves? Whatta bunch of whiners. They sure didn’t seem to care about anyone’s rights five and six years ago.


Tammy April 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

It was different. It only gave them the right to tap those SUSPECTED of terror activity. You might want to google Obama and the Black Widow. This gives them the right to spy on your phone calls…and internet activity. EVERYONE at any time…without justification.

Go ahead…google it.


Tammy April 16, 2009 at 10:45 am

Oh…and now if you are against abortion… are suspected of being a domestic terrorist. They are making it political and it is very, very dangerous.


Steve J. June 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Dr Tiller is dead.
anyone care to explain how Bill O’Reilly’s constant over-exaggerations ARENT to blame for the fueling of this HATE towards FREEDOM OF CHOICE?

“Tiller the baby Killer”????
WTF is that about?!?!
…Yeah, O’Reilly said that.
what a cruel game to play. and the people that follow O’Reilly are just plain hateful.


Sal June 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

How can you blame one idiot’s violent actions on another man’s FREEDOM OF SPEECH. So what if O’Reilly thinks that Tiller was a baby killer, it is his right to think so and say so. One man’s words CANNOT cause another man to commit acts of violence, it is solely the responsibility of the man who committed the atrocious murder of Dr. Tiller for that crime. To place the blame on pro-lifers everywhere for one man’s crime is sophistry at best (as is calling abortion “Freedom of Choice”. Do I have the “Freedom of Choice” to go punch you in the face? I don’t think so. There are limits on Choice, as it is not an absolute freedom).

I find Steve J’s comment extremely hateful and bigoted for linking Pro-lifers with the monstrous murder of Dr. Tiller.


Mike June 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm

This is exactly what I predicted in my recent Tiller post. Here we have a liberal who cannot defend the indefensible (abortion). Instead, he labels someone else’s description of what an abortion actually is as the cause Dr. Tiller’s murder, thereby attempting to prevent a pro-life argument from even being made.

Granted, this lib wasn’t smart enough to make the argument himself and had to parrot Keith Olbermann, but the goal is the same. He wanted to blur the issue and avoid talking about what abortion actually is. Well, it isn’t going to work.

We pro-lifers will continue to condemn both the murder of Dr. Tiller AND the legalized murder of the countless unborn.


Joe Heathen June 2, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Roeder is obviously a Christian Taliban terrorist and should be sent to Guantanamo immediately for enhanced interrogation to determine who he knows, who might have assisted him in the alleged murder, and of any other organizations that may be planning similar terrorist actions.
He falls nicely into the DHS description of a homegrown terrorist and to that end, has foresaken any rights he thought he had. And once he spills his guts, literally if not figuratively, and his fellow travelers are rounded up and also sent to Guantanamo for interrogation purposes and further terrorist cells are broken up, perhaps domestic gun and ammunition sales will show a marked decrease.
Of course, if he’s done nothing wrong, he has nothing to worry about. Right?


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