The report specifically warns against “rightwing extremist activity,” which, it explains, may include “groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
Napolitano, head of the DHS, had planned for the report to include other dangerous “rightwing” activity, such as shooting a gun and going to church, but she didn’t have the time to include everything as she was already late for an Arab American Heritage Month cocktail reception.
Let’s face it. A whole lot of people from the right and the left thought the federal government had turned into a Big Brother during the Bush years. The wiretapping, the unlawful combatant detentions, etc.
But already, just months into the Obama presidency, there’s a report from the Department whose job it is to protect every American explicitly stating that a large majority of those who voted against Obama in the last election–that includes yours truly–are a genuine threat to national security.
The Bush administration targeted suspected terrorists, for better or worse. The Obama administration, on the other hand, is targeting political opponents.
I’ve always enjoyed my status as a member of the vast rightwing conspiracy. Now I love it.