The opening salvo in the Obama administration’s war against conservatives and conservative issues, which played prominently in the mainstream media, was officially declared with the publication in April of the Department of Homeland Security Report, “”Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”
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The report cautioned that right wing groups might use issues such as illegal immigration, gun rights, the deteriorating economic situation and abortion as recruiting tools. It warned of undue reactions to the election of a black president and the potential for fulminate hatred directed toward specific racial, ethnic and religious groups. It singled out returning, “disgruntled military veterans” as vulnerable for recruitment and artfully referenced Timothy McVeigh, the convicted Oklahoma City bomber, whose accomplices Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, had previously investigated as a US Attorney in Arizona.
The report’s focus on rhetoric or ideological issues over criminal activity and the seemingly sweeping indictment of conservatives caused alarm. Previously, government reports identified domestic threats from specific groups, such as the Black Panthers or the Weathermen. Instead, as radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh wryly pointed out, “you have a report from Janet Napolitano and Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security portraying standard, ordinary, everyday conservatives as posing a bigger threat to this country than Al Qaeda terrorists or genuine enemies of this country like Kim Jong-Il.”
Read More: By Janet Levy, American thinker