It appears that only Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs finds nothing wrong the DHS report on conservative terrorist threats. The report speculated that everyone from committed second amendment proponents to returning veterans were potential domestic terror threats. The report was very long on speculation and very short on any data or facts that make these threats any more serious than any threat dreamed up by anyone anywhere in any situation.
For instance, of committed pro life folks are potential domestic terror threats, maybe we should also look at anyone that spends far too much time in traffic. Who hasn't thought about blowing things up in the middle of a serious traffic jam? We should also consider all those that are unemployed domestic terror threats. After all, who knows what the impact of a few months without a paycheck might be on someone's psyche? Let's not forget anyone who has recently had their heart broken. I know of at least two females that have put me on the edge of becoming a terrorist.
The problem with the report is two fold. First, it is blatantly biased. It singles out conservative thought as those with the potential of terrorism. Second, there is absolutely no data, no evidence, and no facts to back up these theories. It's all entire speculation much like my speculation of traffic rage.
Here's the real problem. You already know this. Everyone knows this. The real problem is that not only is this report blatantly biased and blatantly incompetent, but it's blatantly obvious to everyone that its both. Almost no one, short of Charles Johnson, is defending this. Now, Republicans are making hay of the issue. Secretary Napolitano has already apologized, and this issue still has some teeth.
So, the Obama administration looks like they are politicizing terrorism and they look like amateurs. Worse yet, it's obvious to everyone. Furthermore, this sort of nonsense is really adding up in a startling way. There are five nominees with tax problems. Obama just nominated the far left hater, Rosa Brooks, to the Defense Department. Multiple gifts have been fumbled. He bowed to the King of Saud.
If the economy picks up none of this will matter. That said, the administration has made unexcusable mistakes the norm, and it really looks as though they simply don't know what they are doing on a lot of very basic things. The DHS report is the latest in a long line.
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