>>>> First, this DHS assessment was begun more than a year ago, before Barack Obama was even nominated. It has absolutely nothing to do with tea parties, <<<<<<
This is not an “assessment”. It’s a very unprofessional rewrite of Southern Poverty Law Center hysteria.
It contains no citations of any kind whatsoever, even to raw quotes from Southern Poverty Law Center materials.
If it took one year to prepare this “report” then someone had it very back on the back burner. Or perhaps it was rejected back in the Bush Admin, then slightly buffed-up and released now in a more favorable bureaucratic DHS environment.
I don’t really care about the particulars of what is said in this document (which I’ve read), because it clearly is a rehash of the junk that SPLC has been saying forever (in order to fill it coffers).
What is disturbing is that someone at DHS authorized the release of this sophomoric crapola under the belief that the time was ripe to do so.
This is not an assessment. Its a very unprofessional rewrite of Southern Poverty Law Center hysteria
Thank you. This makes sense. The “assessment” reads as if written by a 12-year old - very unsophisticated for an official document and no references, as you pointed out. Interesting connection to SPLC.