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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano MUST BE FIRED!

posted at 8:10 am on April 22, 2009 by

     And just so it’s perfectly clear, we aren’t talking about her resigning (either gracefully or in disgrace). And it’s way too late for backhanded apologies, like the ‘slap-in-the-face’ she already gave the brave men and women who have wore a uniform and proudly served this country.

     Janet Napolitano must be FIRED… and it should have been done yesterday!

     You see, the problem is not just that Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put together a so-called anti-terrorism security assessment that targets mainstream Americans as dangerous extremists.

     We’re talking about millions of people who believe that our government is too large and taxes us too much, like those who participated in the TEA Parties on tax day. We are talking about everyday Americans who believe that the 2nd Amendment actually gives people the right to bear arms; people who are pro-life; the millions of people who believe that our nation’s immigration laws should be strictly enforced.

     And the problem is not simply that this so-called security assessment targets patriotic Americans – and they are talking about YOU – as “right wing extremists,” or, as Peter Kirsanow with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights put it:

“That DHS report warning about all manner of ‘right-wing extremists’ could be considerably shortened if it simply alerted law-enforcement officials to be on the lookout for people from ‘small towns (who are) bitter (and) cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment.’”

     The problem is that this is the same Janet Napolitano who just recently told us that horrendous, unspeakable acts committed by actual terrorists, dead set on destroying our country and killing Americans, should be called “man-caused disasters.”

     Specifically she told Der Spiegel:

“In my speech, although I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

     So… when it comes to actual acts or threats of terrorism against mainstream Americans, we should move beyond the “politics of fear.”

     But patriotic Americans like YOU – who exercise your Constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights – pose a threat to the government.

     Is it actually possible that Napolitano and Barack Obama and even some within the Obama Administration are so twisted as to believe that Islamic Terrorists are the good guys and that you are the bad guys?

     Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin in Thursday’s Washington Times wrote:

“What and who exactly are President Obama’s homeland security officials afraid of these days? If you are a member of an active conservative group that opposes abortion, favors strict immigration enforcement, lobbies to protect Second Amendment rights, protests big government, advocates federalism, or represents veterans who believe in any of the above, the answer is: You.”

     If what is contained in this leaked DHS security assessment does not bring you to the realization that it is time for all patriotic Americans who love freedom to stand up and shout that we’re not going to take it anymore… it is quite possible that nothing will.

The DHS Report Targets All Of You Bitter People Out There Who Cling To Guns And Religion.

     Malkin is not alone. Syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Reagan went so far as to ask the following:

“Have we really come to this? Has Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels been reborn and recruited by the Obama administration to scare the heck out of the American people with absurdities such as this whacked-out document?”

     Lance Fairchok writing for AmericanThinker.com hits the nail squarely on the head.

     Calling this so-called security assessment “a shot across the bow” he plainly states that DHS is NOT simply referring to individuals living on society’s fringe.

     The assessment is, in fact, referring to YOU and patriotic Americans like you.

     Moreover, Fairchok believes this assessment was hastily and sloppily written in order to fit a sick and disgusting preconceived notion:

“This ‘assessment’ is not an analysis of a national trend or an examination of existing evidence or even recent radical literature; it is targeting those whose politics fall within the broad insinuations contained within its pages, namely mainstream conservatives.”

     Judge Andrew Napolitano with FOX News essentially says the same thing:

“The summary contains few proper names, has no footnotes of any significance, lists very few sources, and is drafted with a prejudice against anyone who criticizes the role of the federal government in our lives today. It lumps together in its definition of ‘rightwing extremism’ hate groups, anti-government groups, and single issue groups ‘such as opposition to abortion or immigration.’”

     Let’s state it more plainly. As far as Janet Napolitano’s DHS is concerned, if you are pro-life or believe in strict enforcement of our immigration laws, or if you attended one of those TEA parties, you’re the same as a neo-Nazi, or a member of the KKK. You are dangerous and pose no less a threat than the real terrorists trying to destroy our great country. Is it possible that when Barack Obama spoke of bitter people from small towns who cling to God and their guns that he was not just simply being derisive?

     Is it possible that pointing out that Barack Obama sat in a Church for years listening to a lunatic pontificate, “Not God Bless America… God D___ America” WAS relevant after all?

    What purpose can be served by a document that classifies mainstream Americans as “extremists” who pose a clear and present danger to our nation’s security?

     Fairchok again:

“It is a manipulative information tool intended to paint the loyal opposition as reactionary kooks who are prone to violence and a danger to the country. … This is part of a more widespread ongoing information campaign to plant and reinforce critical themes into the American official, and broader public psyche, a continuation of the ‘clinging to guns and religion’ message so frequently found in the rhetoric of President Obama and his acolytes.”

     And Fairchok concludes by issuing a very somber warning.

“And we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

     But what is even more disturbing is that DHS NEVER intended the public to see this so-called security assessment. It was a secret.

     Reagan again:

“Obviously recognizing that public knowledge of the nonsense alleged in this document is very undesirable, the weirdoes who prepared it did not want you to see it. … They warn: ‘No portion of the LES (Law Enforcement Sensitive) information should be released to the media, the general public, or over non-secure Internet servers.’”

     Judge Napolitano again:

“The document itself cautions the reader that the document is ‘not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel who do not have a valid need-to-know without prior approval’ of the DHS. The document refers to itself as one of a series of intelligence assessments intended to ‘deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to terrorist attacks against the United States.’”

     But there’s even more.

     Are you ready for this?

     The portion of this so-called security assessment that was leaked is only a SUMMARY.

     The bulk of it remains CLASSIFIED. We have no idea what’s in it.

     Judge Napolitano continues:

“The summary (unclassified) document is terrifying. One can only imagine what is contained in the classified version. This document runs directly counter to numerous U.S. Supreme decisions prohibiting the government from engaging in any activities that could serve to chill the exercise of expressive liberties. Liberties are chilled, in constitutional parlance, when people are afraid to express themselves for fear of government omnipresence, monitoring, or reprisals. The document also informs the reader that Big Brother is watching both public and private behavior.”

     But whatever else is in there… it cannot be pretty.

     Judge Napolitano yet again:

“My guess is that the sentiments revealed in the report I read are the tip of an iceberg that the DHS would prefer to keep submerged until it needs to reveal it. This iceberg is the heavy-hand of government; a government with large and awful eyes, in whose heart there is no love for freedom, and on whose face there is no smile.”   (source:  newsmax.com)

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my Congresscritters are tired of hearing from me. and they certainly pay me no mind. HOwever, i will write Sen. Jim Webb today about this woman. Sen. webb’s son is in the military & served in Iraq.

though this witch should be fired, just having her remain there keeps the right energized. or as old janet would say “terrorized”.

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM

Michelle Malkin has some great information on this topic also at her site; michellemalkin.com

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM

And she’s also “ticking off” allies and major trade partners too. Blasted Snow Mexicans.

andycanuck on April 22, 2009 at 8:39 AM

[P.S. There are two links above... the obvious first one and another one linked under "Blasted..."]

andycanuck on April 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM

janet napolitano was approved for Secy of DNS by voice vote. so we can hold any of the assholes in the Senate accountable.

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 9:05 AM

oh sorry, used the word a**holes. and we can’t hold any members of the esteemed US Senate accountable because beautiful Janet Napolitano was approved by voice vote.

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 9:07 AM

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 9:07 AM

No worries kelley, that particular word might classify you as a terrorist in the eyes of this administration, but not in my eyes.

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 9:09 AM

andycanuck on April 22, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Good stuff Andy… Thanks for the links.

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Keemo….why do you insist on self-identifying with sociopathic proto-assassins and bombers?
Are you and Malkin unrevealed fringe violent extremists?
Are you saying there is no data to support the report?
Here is a right-to-life murderer that killed a doctor.
Here is a gun-nut white supremecist and Alex Jones fan that killed three police men.
Here is an anti-government survivalist and veteran that built bombs to kill people.

Which is it Keemo? Those people did not exist? Or are you and Michelle secret whackjobs that want to kill abortion providers, policemen, and federal employees?
Your argument is like me declaring solidarity with psychotic animal rights activists. Sure, those people self-identify as leftwing….but I am not one of them.
The report recommends survelliance for potentially violent fringe rightwing fanatics….is that really you, Michelle and the teaparty crowd?

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Keemo….why do you insist on self-identifying with sociopathic proto-assassins and bombers?
Are you and Malkin unrevealed fringe violent extremists?
Are you saying there is no data to support the report?
Here is a right-to-life murderer that killed a doctor.
Here is a gun-nut white supremecist and Alex Jones fan that killed three police men.
Here is an anti-government survivalist and veteran that built bombs to kill people.

Which is it Keemo? Those people did not exist? Or are you and Michelle secret whackjobs that want to kill abortion providers, policemen, and federal employees?
Your argument is like me declaring solidarity with psychotic animal rights activists. Sure, those people self-identify as leftwing….but I am not one of them.
The report recommends survelliance for potentially violent fringe rightwing fanatics….is that really you, Michelle and the teaparty crowd?

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM

Are you saying that the few examples of complete nutter whack jobs you have referenced justify the actions that Napolitano is directing at the whole?

Geez strangelet; I thought you were all for protecting the rights of the innocent. Remember, contempt prior to investigation is wrong…

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Geez strangelet; I thought you were all for protecting the rights of the innocent. Remember, contempt prior to investigation is wrong…

Why is it contempt?
Wasn’t Dr. Britton an innocent? How about his driver? He didnt even perform abortions.
Weren’t the children in the daycare in the Federal Building innocent?
I think their right to live trumps your right not have hurt feelings.
Do you remember the islamic fundie terrorists that were caught planning to assassinate military personnel, American soldiers at Camp Lejuene?
Do you think we should avoid surrveilling amerimuslims that might be violent because IT WOULD HURT THEIR FEELINGS?

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Are you saying that the few examples of complete nutter whack jobs you have referenced justify the actions that Napolitano is directing at the whole?

And Napolitano is not “directing actions at the whole”….You are saying that she is. You and Michelle are declaring solidarity with Rev. Paul Hill and Timothy McVeigh and Richard Poplawski.

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

con·tempt (kn-tmpt)
n.
1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
2. The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM

This is way bigger than Michelle and I… More on that later.

Keemo on April 22, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Well the discriminant is POTENTIAL VIOLENCE.
Unless you and Michelle are potentially violent I fail to see how the DHS report applies to you.
The teaparties were wholly nonviolent weren’t they?
I never heard of so much as a parking ticket.
So the report cannot apply to the teaparties.

1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
2. The state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace.

Where is that in the DHS report?

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM

It seems to me that you are INSISTING that the DHS report is describing ALL conservatives when it is obviously just targetting potentially violent rightwing extremists.
Why would you want to do that?

strangelet on April 22, 2009 at 10:42 AM

strangelet, this woman hasn’t been particularly articulate or specific about any of her comments. it is better that she say virtually nothing than piss off veterans, the Canadians, gun owners, anti-abortion people, federalists, etc.

she is doing a tremendous disservice (sp) to the administration.

however, she is galvanizing the right. and she is making many people wonder “gosh, the obama administration really thinks veterans want to hang out with extremists?” so strangelet, obamba should fire her.

kelley in virginia on April 22, 2009 at 2:58 PM

I think they should release the memo on the left wing extremists??? What, you say, no memo on that??? How can that be?

momof2 on April 22, 2009 at 7:11 PM

momof2 on April 22, 2009 at 7:11 PM

They already did, it was a previous DHS report on leftwing extremists.

strangelet on April 23, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Hey Keemo, do me a favor and read this.
And then tell me Beck has no moral responsibility for the Poplawskis of the world.

As Max Blumenthal notes:
Hysterical warnings of government gun grabs and a socialist takeover of the U.S. are no longer the sole proprietary interest of fringe players like [Alex] Jones. In the Obama era, Jones’ conspiracy theories have graduated to prime-time on Fox News. And radicals like Poplawski are tuning in. Indeed, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the alleged killer posted a YouTube clip to Stormfront of top-rated Fox News host Glenn Beck contemplating the existence of FEMA-managed concentration camps. (“He backed out,” Poplawski wrote cryptically beside the video.) Three weeks later, Poplawski posted another YouTube clip to Stormfront, this time of a video blogger advocating “Tea Parties,” or grassroots conservative protests organized by Beck and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich (see here and here) against President Barack Obama’s bailout plan.

For someone like Alex Jones, Poplawski killing those cops pays dividends. It’s a warped sort of publicity, but warped is what Alex Jones does. Does the same apply to Glenn beck? I think the difference between Beck and Jones is that Beck is just a guy with a mainstream tv talk show who has found a routine that works – an act, in other words, that allows him to channel all the crazy, right-wing paranoia he wants while not really buying into all of it himself.

It would be nice if Michelle read it too.
Do you still think the DHS report is expressing contempt for conservatives?
Have you considered….that perhaps it is deserved?

strangelet on April 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM

I guess you are just going to ignore this.
Poplawski posted youtubes of Beck and the Teaparties on Stormfront.
And then he killed 3 cops.
Because someone told him Obama was going to take his guns away.
Cool.

strangelet on April 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Still think the DHS report is out of line?

strangelet on April 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM