The White House responds to DHS reportby Stephen Gordon
Every since we provided a .pdf document of a Department of Homeland Security report (subsequently verified by Michelle Malkin) which paints pretty much anyone opposed to big government as a potential terrorist threat, our server has been hiccupping a bit. Not as bad as the the Washington Times site, though. After twenty or so tries, I was finally able to obtain the White House response to allegations that the DHS report is politically motivated:
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.”
If the president isn’t focused on politics, would he please be so kind as to cease taking from my children and grandchildren money they haven’t yet earned.
One left-wing response which links to this site is entitled “Because Payback Is A Bitch.” The writer ranted:
Cry me a fucking river you bunch of hypocrites. This is America – love it or leave it. Our side of the debate was told that repeatedly for the past eight years and now that the tide has turned, the right has got their panties in a bunch.
First of all, this is a libertarian site and not a Bush-loving Republican one. If the writer will recall, libertarians were screaming about the Patriot Act while a good chunk of Democrats were voting for it. We also protested Bush, albeit with a different flair than the left: Considering the First Amendment our permit, we didn’t obtain permission from the government to stage our “unauthorized” event.
The right of political dissent trancends party lines or any artificial left-right ideological continuum.