Washington Times Says White House Backs Away From DHS Warning on Conservatives

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.

Related:
Legion to DHS: Standing against “un-American, a menace to our liberties, and destructive to our fundamental law”

The White House has distanced itself from the analysis. When asked for comment on its contents, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, “The President is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins. He also believes those who serve represent the best of this country, and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and benefits they have earned.”

The nine-page document was sent to police and ….

Read the rest:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/new
s/2009/apr/14/federal-agency-warn
s-of-radicals-on-right/

Michelle Malkin:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04
/14/confirme-the-obama-dhs-hit-job
-on-conservatives-is-real/

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2 Responses to “Washington Times Says White House Backs Away From DHS Warning on Conservatives”

  1. Joe Heathen Says:

    Well, during the Bush era and the warrantless wiretapping and violations of Constitutional protection against warrantless searches, the neo-coonservatives were fond of proclaiming “if you’ve done nothing wrong, then you’ve nothing to worry about”.

    Shouldn’t that same mindset hold true today? Or has the morbidity of hypocrisy come home to the practitioners of that black craft?

    So, what’s the problem? Take it like real men and quit whining.

  2. DaveP Says:

    Hey not so fast…perhaps the neocons had that attitude, but us Libertarians have been going nuts about this stuff since the Patriot Act in 2001, and now we’re lumped in with the neocons who had no problem with these tactics when it was a nice Republican in power.

    My $.02: take the power from both sides and give it back to the people.
    =DaveP

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