Militant Pakistani, not a White Male Tea Partier, and in fact, voted for Obama
Oh how things have changed so dramatically in this 24 hour news cycle of ours. Yesterday, the Right was on the defensive, fearing that indeed the Terrorist in New York would turn out to be some crazed Militia type, or Tea Party supporter. NPR led off their news report, "Top suspect a White Male..."
As Sister Toldjah describes below, some of the usual leftwing suspects, chimed in with the same talking points:
This is great news, and I hope the Feds have indeed got “their guy,” and I also hope that he leads them to other Islamofascist terrorists who were involved in this plot and perhaps who have been in the proceess of planning future terror attacks on Americans and other innocents both on our soil and abroad.Watch the story now die a slow death on the back pages of the NY Times, WaPo, and relegated to the sidebar at CNN.com.
That said, I won’t hold my breath waiting for apologies from Democrat strategist Bob Beckel and Democrat Congressman Jerrold Nadler, both of whom yesterday suggested the Times Square bomber might well have been part of some “right wing” plot. Liberal NYC Mayor Bloomberg speculated it might be someone who “didn’t like the healthcare bill.” Beneath contempt all.
HuffPo (h/t Memeo) is already spinning, saying that the bigger story of the day is the court ruling in Detroit on the alleged Militia members, the Hutaree. A liberal judge released them on bail saying the Feds had not made a strong enough case. Wrote HuffPo writer Louis Klavas, an NYU prof. "Do the Hutaree Militia Members Pose a Terrorist Threat?":
On Monday, while Americans were fixated on the hunt for and subsequent arrest of Faisal Shahzad for his alleged role in the Times Square bomb plot, an equally important terrorism-related story that was breaking in Detroit went relatively unnoticed.It's also going to be interesting to watch the "head-in-the-sand" on Islamo-Fascism leftside of the libertarian movement. Leftwing libertarians, with the notable exception of Nick Gillespie of Reason, always seek to downplay the importance and the threat of Radical Islam. It doesn't fit their template. After all, if they acknowledge the threat, than they also have to offer a solution. And that solution more than not, involves their dreaded foreign intervention with US Troops.
We on the rightside of the libertarian movement acknowledge the threat we face, recognize it, and wish to fight back on all fronts. The bombing two days ago in Times Square just highlights how much we've been right all along, and all our opponents, liberals, pacifists, paleo-libertarians, paleo-conservatives, socialists, and most especially Obama Democrats have been dead wrong.
Eri Dondero is the former senior aid to Ron Paul.
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