Why, one wonders, would Michelle Malkin read a DHS report on fringe, far-right extremism that could lead to violence or Oklahoma-style domestic terrorism and think … they’re talking about her?
Rightwing nut-jobs have been the number one purveyor of domestic terrorism in this country. Rather it be the abortion clinic bombers or Timothy McVeigh, there is no arguing that the right will take to violence much quicker than the left.
The actions of the right is also messing with operations in our capital:
Local reports indicate that the practice of mailing actual tea bags to legislators has repeatedly raised security concerns, and sometimes forced the evacuation of congressional offices in anthrax-like scares.
Brian Sperry, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, told the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune that tea bags in the mail “cause us some concern. … They could pose a problem if the tea bag is mailed in a regular envelope instead of a padded bag.”
These tea bags are coming from the same party that spawned Chad Castagana, the right wing follower of people like Malkin and Coulter who resorted to sending fake anthrax letters to notable liberals. Of course their only mention of him was to deny any involvement.
But this brings us back to the same thing we have heard these past 9 years – treating the world in a post 9/11 mentality. We have right wingers out there pushing for action that can easily be confused as terrorism. Even though the intent is innocent, it is wasting resources that should be used to keep our nation safe.
They are protesting government waste by wasting government resources.
Common sense is a rare item when talking about the right. Stories like this are proof of that, and the hypocrisy they show when it comes to waste and nation security must be shown.