One of the attendees, who claimed he could trace his ancestors back to the
Mayflower, declared to Herger, "I am a proud right-wing terrorist."
The Republican congressman said with a broad smile, "Amen, God bless you.
There is a great American."
Remember when the Right was livid back in April because the Department of Homeland Security released a report on the rising threat of violent right-wing extremism? Remember Michael Steele calling it "the height of insult?"
It is exactly comments like this from Rep. Herger that has created the environment reflected by the Southern Poverty Law Center's latest report. What have they found? Conditions described as such:
A federal law enforcement agent told the center that he hadn't seen growth this
steep among such groups in 10 to 12 years. "All it's lacking is a spark," he
It's time for the grown ups to act grown up.