Just got back from attending a tea party. The energy was *great*! I'm guessing turnout was close to 2,000? I'll find out. These people were determined and they were ticked off. I'll blog about the tea party tomorrow. In the meantime...
The Dept. of Homeland Security, under the lead of Janet Napolitano has just issued a report titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
Incredibly, while the administration has decided not to use the terms 'war on terror' -- substituting it with 'overseas contingency plans' and events like Sept. 11 are no longer 'terrorist attacks' but 'man-made' or 'man-caused disasters' -- they did not hold back from implying that conservative Americans are the enemies. They even go as far as to say that returning war vets are at risk for right-wing indoctrination, recruitment and radicalization. Right wing extremists are said to be using the economic downturn and the recent election of a black president (who happens to have half white) to recruit members. People who are pro-life, anti-illegal immigration, anti-big government, believe in the 2nd Amendment and etc, could be considered a right-wing extremist and a radical. In addition to classifying that granny standing outside Planned Parenthood with a pro-life sign an extremist, DHS and its state and local partners will be making an ongoing effort to keep tabs on YOU, the conservative. Because according to the report, conservative = hater.
By the way, where's that DHS report on ACORN?