Warblogger finally figures out what the DHS report on extremism was about
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When the DHS talked about right-wingers, I think this is what they had in mind.
Of course that's what the DHS report was about. How did I, and every other rational person, know that's what the report was about when it was released? Because that's what the DHS warning reported. Meaning, that's what the words on the page meant.
But for some strange reason the GOP Noise Machine, led by Michelle Malkin and Rush Limbaugh and the entire Fox News crew, decided that even though the DHS never once used the word "conservative," and even though the DHS report was quite clearly about "domestic rightwing terrorist and extremist groups," "terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks," and "white supremacists," despite all that, the Noise Machine went bonkers claiming the DHS report was about them. (Which begged the rather uncomfortable question of why conservative bloggers and pundits immediately saw themselves in a report about skinheads and right-wing terrorists. Yikes.)
But now, after a deadly lone wolf attack at the Holocaust Museum by an alleged white supremacist, the Jawa Report figures out that, oh yeah, that's what the DHS was talking about.
Meanwhile, Malkin maintains her silence regarding the "piece of crap" attack she launched against the now-prescient DHS report.
BTW, the DHS report also warned about anti-Semitic acts of violence. Any comment Michelle?