The Democrats, whose presidential administration previously condemned as “potential terrorists” those who oppose same-sex marriage and are offended by restrictions on firearms, all based on Internet chatter, has suggested blasting those who oppose their health care plan as “right-wing domestic terrorists” on 9/11 of this year.
According to an “Organizing for America” campaign document unveiled by the Heritage Foundation, the plan involves having activists telephone their state’s senators” on Sept. 11 to demand a “public option” which essentially would involve a government-funded and government-run monopoly on health care.
Bobby Eberle, posting on a Republican Party site called The Loft, said Obama “and his team have no limits on what they will do or say in order to inject socialist views into the minds of Americans.
“They also have absolutely no respect or appreciation for the American way and the sacrifices Americans have made in order to stay free and to promote the American way of life across the globe. Just take the latest effort being pitched at BarackObama.com. Rather than remembering the Americans who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Obama’s political team wants you to make phone calls on 9/11 to fight back against ‘Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists,’” Eberle documented.
The Heritage Foundation reported on the plan, which later was taken down from the Internet, and preserved the image of the proposal on its website.
A portion is seen here:
Obama plan for 9/11
The OFA page discussed plans to have activists make telephone calls on Friday, Sept. 11.
“All 50 states are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly reseizing power for their treacherous leaders,” it said.
At the Heritage Foundation site, this was the comment:
“Many Americans took off work and sacrificed family time this past August to attend congressional town halls, where they voiced opposition to a government-run overhaul of their personal health care choices. They hand painted signs, grabbed their children and drove to their local church or school gymnasium for valuable lessons in community organizing and democracy. While they lived the Rockwellian version of American discourse, they were called names, labeled as ‘too organized’ or ‘un-American,’ and likened to mobs, Nazis and Fascists. And now President Obama’s team has designated September 11 as the day to liken conservatives to al-Qaida terrorists.
“Typically when this type of outrageousness is unleashed on the American public,” the foundation said, “the appropriate response is to recall the webpage and explain the gray area, with phrases such as ‘that was taken out of context’ or ‘we didn’t mean that conservatives were actually terrorists’ or ‘that was written by a junior staffer who has been admonished.” But that should not be sufficient this time.
“This type of irresponsible rhetoric can make dissent against the president seem dangerous. Down the road, the president could paint his detractors as nothing more than right-wing zealots bent on destroying his vision for the nation. Remember, these ‘zealots’ are not smuggling weapons, they’re smuggling poster board and markers. They’re not flying planes into buildings; they’re flying to see their parents for Thanksgiving,” the foundation continued.
“September 11 should be a day to grieve and remember, not a day to lobby for government-run health care. It certainly should not be a day to demonize fellow Americans. America’s enemies are violent extremists, bent on bring this nation to its knees, not soccer moms, dads and senior citizens who may disagree with one’s political or policy views.”
Continued Eberle, “This is absolutely outrageous, and this is exactly what was written on BarackObama.com. Obama and his team are using all means to get out their message on health care … even resorting to spamming e-mail messages. Yet, when the opposition tries to get its message out, that is labeled as ‘subverting the American democratic process.’ This is crazy!”
But he said the bigger trouble was comparing conservatives opposed to Obama’s health takeover to members of al-Qaida who flew planes into buildings and killed thousands.
“Do Obama and his ‘friends’ have no shame?” he asked.
On a forum page for the GOP site, one participate said, “When you HATE America, this stuff just comes naturally. I said before the election to my family that I would vote for the man who does NOT hate America. That is why I voted for McCain. And that’s probably the ONLY reason to vote for that stiff. These Marxists running the country show their disdain for this nation with every word and deed. Obama said he wanted to ‘remake’ America. What did people think he meant by that? At least he was up front about his intentions.”
WND reported earlier when the Obama administration warned that potential terrorists included returning veterans and others, such as those who:
- Oppose abortion
- Oppose same-sex marriage
- Oppose restrictions on firearms
- Oppose lax immigration laws
- Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
- Oppose continuation of free trade agreements
- Are suspect of foreign regimes
- Fear Communist regimes
- Oppose a “one world” government
- Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world
- Are upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India, and more
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano later apologized to veterans for including them in the list but not to other groups of people. And WND also reported later when the “extremism” report was confirmed to have been based on Internet chatter.
When that was revealed, at least two groups demanded Napolitano quit.
The DHS report was “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” WND has posted the report online.
Shortly after the “extremism” report was released, WND reported that the Department of Defense was describing protesters as “low-level terrorists.”
The Thomas More Law Center earlier filed a lawsuit against Napolitano and the DHS on behalf of nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage, Gregg Cunningham of the pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform Inc. and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray.
The lawsuit alleges the federal agency violated the First and Fifth Amendment constitutional rights of the three plaintiffs by targeting them for disfavored treatment and chilling their free speech, expressive association and equal protection rights. The lawsuit further claims DHS encouraged law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs.