Skip to comments.Michelle Malkin: Revisiting the DHS Smear of the Tea Party Movement
Posted on 08/13/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by marktwain
In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Homeland Security Department report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent right-wing extremism.
I dont apologize. I call foul.
The media low-lifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment-exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. Progressives have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more.
Wade Michael Page was a chronically unemployed Army washout with a drinking problem; a body covered in abhorrent white supremacist tattoos; Neo-Nazi band membership; a recent breakup with his white supremacist girlfriend; and a military discharge under other than honorable conditions that suggests to several psychological experts he may have had a disqualifying mental illness. He was, in short, an unrepentant racist and sicko for whom no decent Americans have sympathy or tolerance.
Before he turned the gun on himself, Page slaughtered six innocent human beings. But instead of mourning their deaths and decrying evil in all its forms, some vultures chose to indict the entire right. Instead of waiting for all the facts to come out about Pages life and mental history, political opportunists rifled through their drawer of partisan grievances to score points.
They are using the Sikh temple massacre to try to delegitimize perfectly legitimate criticism of the Obama administrations 2009 Homeland Security Department report lumping in homicidal extremists like Page with ordinary activists who embrace the very principles of limited government espoused by our Founding Fathers.
On Thursday, Los Angeles Times reporter James Rainey promoted a smug article titled, Sorry, Mr. Limbaugh, but Obama agency did not target tea party. Rainey, who describes himself as having spent many of his 30 years in journalism cogitating on politics, blamed Limbaugh, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and yours truly for prevent(ing) tracking of homegrown crackpots.
The DHS assessments, Rainey claimed, were carefully couched as trends to beware of, directed not at everyday political activists but at those who planned to use violence to carry out their beliefs.
Sorry, Los Angeles Times. But your cogitating reporter misreported what was in those assessments and why conservatives successfully protested them. The politically timed documents were released just as thousands of peaceful, law-abiding Tea Party members were preparing the nationwide April 15 Tax Day Tea Party protests. DHS overbroad report didnt just target those prone to violence with carefully couched language.
No, Los Angeles Times. The feds engaged in scare-mongering about unnamed groups and individuals antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. Code words for the stimulus-opposing, bailout-protesting Tea Party movement. Duh. For good measure, the report tossed in vague references to pro-lifers, Second Amendment activists and border security advocates, too.
As I noted at the time, past FBI reports on domestic terrorism have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes and targets i.e., the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and enviro-wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs and university researchers.
By contrast, the 2009 report was a sweeping indictment of conservatives. The report warned that unspecified right-wing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy. Conservative blogosphere? Guilty! And the entire report asserted with no evidence that an unquantified resurgence in right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization activity was due to home foreclosures, job losses and the historical presidential election. To the extent that the DHS assessments mentioned military service members, they focused on Army veterans returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rainey and his ilk blithely glide over the fact that Page was an Army dropout who never saw combat.
No matter. Liberal commentators have convicted Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the entire conservative talk-radio world for Pages murderous rampage. On the dregs of cable TV news, MSNBCs Ed Schultz invoked our criticism of the 2009 report to try to shame and blame Righty.
Meanwhile, these ghouls remain radio-silent about actual domestic terror plots tied directly to the Democratic Party-embraced Occupy movement.
Take the ring of self-identified Occupy leaders, members and anarchist organizers in Cleveland charged with plotting to bomb bridges in Ohio and kill potentially hundreds in order to sabotage local business and commerce. One pleaded guilty last month and will testify against the other four who attempted to detonate what they thought was an improvised explosive device intended to blow up a local bridge and take the lives of untold commuters across the Cuyahoga River. Media apologists have gone out of their way to minimize the severity of the plot and to enable Occupy organizers to distance themselves from their violent anarchist members.
In the warped world of Rainey, MSNBC Neanderthals and George Soros operatives, every conservative is a right-wing terrorist. But there are no left-wing terrorists only misguided kids whose social justice agenda simply went awry. The bias reeks like an Occupy camp in the dog days of August.
Michelle Malkin is author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies. Click here for more information. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @michellemalkin.
National Socialists do not want less government or limited government, or constitutional government. They are just another brand of "progressive" statist.
The act of a single, suicidal madman does not constitute a threat from conservatives (right wingers to libs). It’s the Demonrats who consider anyone to the right of a Communist, as many of them are, as right wing.
The United States Department of Homeland Security is nothing more than today’s equivalent of the Hitler Regime’s Gestapo.
Conceived during a period of virtual hysteria regarding foreign-based terrorism by a woefully uninsightful G.W. Bush regarding the danger of such an organization, later taken over by a pervert nominated by Obama, it has become the antithesis of “Security.” NOTHING good can come from it.
Black helicopters, black armored SUVs, millions of rounds of ammo purchased and God knows what else, coupled with ominous decrees of the ‘native’ freedom-loving threat, and you have a force not seen since Hitler’s Germany.
If Obama is elected and his Gestapo ever moves against the Tea Party and conservatives, on what side will the the US Military come down?
Ya' mean now that the homosexuals can run rampant in the military, they can parade in front of the pentagon, they can admit that they've lied for years to the military, they can boast about their homosexuals "wives" and "husbands", they can have submarines without urinals, they can paint their subs pink, etc.?
I think that mainstream Americans are in a whole pile of $hit if this illegal alien wins.
Already, a local recruiter has told me that he's going to have a lot of trouble getting normal Americans to sign up since they now have to contend with homosexual playgrounds in the barracks, training fields, and in military ships.
We're in a whole $hitload of trouble if this muzzie gets re-elected.
Meanwhile, our military is resigned to dealing with the implications of 'gay' life and impossible rules of engagement in combat situations while he is content on genuflecting subservience to virtually any Islamic official in the mideast. He is equally content on ordering our military to provide combative support for his "lead from behind" policy of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
If he isn't the devils ideal example of evil incarnate, I don't know what is.
We have a choice this November - him or someone else. One will have to stop this, the other will continue as is.
Communists are bad evil people who must be thwarted at every turn from executing their satanic hatred of humanity on us.
Thanks to the saul alinsky wordsmiths in America’s communist party (dems) those who believe in the brilliance of the founders and all the success their plan generated will constantly be demonized by the KGB aka DHS.
Other than the name there is no distinction between the KGB and the DHS. Both are vile criminal organizations bent on destroying the American the Founders gave us.
Turning this around will be no easy or short task but I ask anyone reading this if they have considered taking the first step and try to send their children or grandchildren to private schools and out of the communist union infested public school system.
The start of the next school year is near, in the North (Southern states may already be underway) and I would ask everyone, who might be in a position to keep a child out of the brainwash mill called public schools, give serious thoughts to what you can do.
I’ve always said, “If you can’t make it in the Service, you can’t make it anywhere.” This case bolsters my thesis.
“right wingers to libs”
Wrongly labeled right wing, conservatives have nothing to do with the “wing” politics of European Socialism, left or right. Unlike Democrats, Occupy terrorists and Obama styled sovietizers, our ideas and political philosophy owe nothing to right wing Socialism. Their politics come from Stalin and Hitler, not ours. The soviets on the left (Democrats) would like us to be their socialist, right counterparts. It’s all they understand.
>>If Obama is elected and his Gestapo ever moves against the Tea Party and conservatives, on what side will the the US Military come down?<<
There is more of us veterans than there is active duty troops, so don’t sweat the military or the cops. WE OUTNUMBER THEM by more than a hundred to one.
Sure us vets are older but we are also wiser and fools don’t win wars.
Meanwhile, the DHS and other non-military, non-police federal agencies are going on an arms, ammunition and explosives buying binge:
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