A couple of months ago, the Department of Homeland Security issued a detailed report, in the works for months, warning that right-wing hate groups might find a fertile environment these days. The country's first black president had taken office, amidst an economic downturn, which some white supremacists have blamed on a Jewish banking cabal.You can read the full article here.
At the time, conservatives practically climbed over each other in their rush to denounce it as alarmist and unfair. “There is not one instance they can cite as evidence where any of these right-wing groups have done anything,” Rush Limbaugh raged on his radio show on April 14, when news of the report came out a week after it was written.
That was then, before a violent, anti-Semitic white supremacist assaulted the Holocaust Museum with a shotgun, killing a security guard. Which, of course, happened less than two weeks after a radical anti-choice zealot murdered abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in his Kansas church. Suddenly, that DHS report doesn't look so alarmist, after all.
READ MORE: “‘More and More Frightening,’” by Steve Benen (The Washington Monthly).