From reading the news and listening to the talking heads, one might get the impression that the Tea Party movement consists of government-slashing radicals who are equally fed up with both the big-government Democrats and the slightly-smaller-government Republicans. A recent McClatchy-Marist poll, however, suggests that Tea Party members and sympathizers are far less Ron Paul and far more Mitt Romney.
If you believe the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. border with Mexico is a sleepy place where nothing much ever happens. The headline over its article of April 21 explained the border thusly: "Plunge in border crossings leaves agents fighting boredom."
In 2008, the New Black Panthers' blatant practice of voter intimidation made headlines in a case that was ultimately dismissed by the U.S. Justice Department. The case prompted an investigation by the DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility into what appeared to be racial politics at the Justice Department; all parties were eventually exonerated. Now the New Black Panthers are back in the news, this time for seeking to usurp the Holocaust from the Jews as well as antagonizing the Tea Party movement.
Hateful leftists accidentally targeted the wrong Koch brothers with protests, angry phone calls, and even a death threat, directing their fury at a small family-owned business in Iowa called Koch Brothers instead of the billionaire industrialists known for financing conservative and libertarian causes whom the activists were actually upset with.
In Part 1 of this series, the symbiotic relationship between the federal government and leftist environmental groups was examined to provide a partial explanation for our leaders’ lack of commitment to credible security.