Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.It didn't matter that the DHS report on rightwing extremism was ordered while George W. Bush was still in office. Conservatives like Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, and others went nuts over the suggestion that rightwing nutcases could pose a domestic public security threat.
Well, the murders of Dr. Tiller and Stephen Tyrone Johns at the Holocaust Museum today seem to suggest that the DHS report was on to something. Some might even suggest that the rightwing crazies have become energized by the likes of FOX News and Rush Limbaugh calling for people to resist what President Obama represents in America.
UPDATE: Speaking of rightwing extremists ... Leonel Martinez, a former columnist for the Bakersfield Californian, has an excellent post that discusses the lunacy (and ignorance) behind those who oppose Sonia Sotomayer's nomination to the Supreme Court. In his post you will get the clearest explanation of what civil rights organization La Raza stands for that I've seen. Click here, or click on the link to his blog, which I have listed under "Blogs I Read" on the left.
UPDATE II: This needs no commentary ...