Peter King (R-NY) Attacked by CAIR
Long Island’s Peter King is being criticized by liberals in New York for his response to DHS’s recent report on right-wing extremism. His critics want him to offer an apology for remarks viewed as insensitive or even racist: In response to a Department of Homeland Security report about domestic right-wing extremism, King (R-Seaford) told MSNBC Friday that the department “has never put out a report | Read More »
Jindal v Cheney: When reporters repeat what House talking points
Sometimes you have to wonder if reporters just do dictation for Democrat Press Secretaries. Check out this story by Politico’s Andy Barr. He invented a debate between Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal and former Vice President Dick Cheney to make sure that it had the White House’s framing, no matter how far from the truth it was, excluding all sorts of essential facts. You see, | Read More »
Michael Savage suing Janet Napolitano
Radio talk show host Michael Savage has teamed up the the Thomas More Law Center to file a suit against Janet Napolitano, the head of Homeland Security, for targeting supposed right wing Extremists. From WorldNetDaily: “It is a civil rights action brought under the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, challenging the policy, practice, and custom of the United States Government that | Read More »
I Am No “Extremist”
My letter to Secretary Napolitano, dated April 16, 2009: I am writing because of the release of the Department of Homeland Security report entitled “Rightwing Extremism Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” prepared by the DHS Extremism and Radicalization Branch of the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division. The DHS report states that millions of Right-wing American citizens are potential threats | Read More »
Vitter, DeMint, et al: time to go Patrick Henry on Obama’s assault on conservatives
Now, the official Obama administration policy is that being a conservative makes you a threat to the security of America (actual report in pdf form here). Being a military veteran makes you doubly suspect as a dangerous subversive. It is clear from Napolitano’s non-apology when cornered on it, that the directive came from higher up [i.e., Obama himself], and further, that they have no intention | Read More »
I Salute You Rep. Michelle Bachmann!
Thank you Rep. Bachmann for putting Timothy “tax cheat” Geithner in his place and for reminding this country that there is in fact a Constitution that we are answerable to: BACHMANN: What provision in the Constitution could you point to to give authority for the actions that have been taken by the Treasury since March of ’08? GEITHNER: Oh, well, the — the Congress legislated | Read More »
Not Even On The Agenda
Uh-oh: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano avoids mention of terrorism or 9/11 in remarks prepared for her first congressional testimony since taking office, signaling a sharp change in tone from her predecessors. Napolitano is the first homeland security secretary to drop the term “terror” and “vulnerability” from remarks prepared for delivery to the House Homeland Security Committee, according to a copy obtained by The Associated | Read More »
Congress Goes After Joe Arpaio
Chances are you’ll recognize Joe Arpaio by name. And if you don’t, his bio is likely to jog your memory. Known as ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff,’ Arpaio has angered the liberal Democrats in Congress with his tough-on-criminals approach. And now they plan to go after him: House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and three fellow Democrats want the Department of Justice to investigate civil | Read More »
Arizona GOP update
It has been posted previously that Gov. Janet Napolitano will be resigning once she is confirmed as The One’s Secretary of Homeland Security, and that Republican Sec. of State Jan Brewer will take over as Governor. Soon-to-be Gov. Brewer has chosen former State Sen. Ken Bennett of Prescott to succeed her as SoS. Bennett was the former GOP President of the AZ Senate, and was | Read More »
Will This Janet Be Any Better?
The Chandler Raid was a disaster. Maybe not quite a Waco-like disaster. But a disaster. And just as we wouldn’t want to recycle Janet Reno, Clinton’s attorney general, for another important security/law enforcement position, we don’t want to recycle Janet Napolitano for such a position either. Napolitano is currently governor of Arizona. But she was a Clinton U.S. attorney during the infamous Chandler Raid. In | Read More »
Gov. Napolitano Ran From Budget Mess
Espresso Pundit — a great site for keeping track of Arizona politics — points out that outgoing Governor Janet Napolitano is leaving quite a budget hole for her successor to clean up:
Yes, President-Elect Obama. I want someone who does virtually nothing to combat illegal immigration to run Homeland Security!
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano will head the Department of Homeland Security. This is like having the fox guard the hen house. This is quite possibly the worst appointment Barack Obama can make, unless he taps Chuck Hagel to run the DoD. Here we have a governor who does practically nothing to defend the border with Mexico, and our great leader wants her to help come | Read More »
Napolitano for Homeland Security.
Politico has the link. And she probably just guaranteed that John McCain will get reelected to the Senate.