Monday, April 27, 2009


In watching reaction to that DHS report about right-wing extremists from a couple of weeks ago, I have noticed that the farther out on the fringe I go, the larger the fraction of the population I see claimed to be targeted. I thought the absolute limit, even for the crazies, had been reached at "all conservatives." However …

... I forgot to keep an eye on Michele Bachmann.

It is intriguing to me, we have a report now that says — as Mr. Brady said and as Judge Carter said — 80 percent of the American people would be classified as “right-wing extremists” under this report.

Eighty percent. Seriously. She said that on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, shortly before applauding "law-abiding citizens" for stocking up on guns and ammunition and reminding them, "We need to be outraged." And then she called for Janet Napolitano to resign.

There's an upside to this, though: Given that Obama's approval ratings are now close to 70%, we are forced to conclude that more than half of all right-wing extremists love our president.

(h/t: The Minnesota Independent, via ShortsandPants)

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