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The headlines are all warning about right wing violence that hasn’t actually happened but journalists seem to feel is imminent. Here’s a few of today’s headlines:
Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence
Coffin placed on Carnahan’s lawn
Spitting and Slurs Directed at Lawmakers?
Markey Received Threats Over Health Care Vote
If you listened to the media as much of our country still sadly does, it would be clear that right wing violence is a burgeoning crisis. And as we know, this White House doesn’t like to see a good crisis go to waste.
So I’m thinking hey, wouldn’t this be the perfect time for some kind of…I don’t know…national civilian security force that…you know…answers to the President…for our own protection of course…or something.
It’s not like Obama’s not thinking about it. Remember. He actually said, “America must balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We can not continue to push the burden onto our military alone, or leave dormant any aspect of the arsenal of American capability. That’s why my administration is committed to renewing diplomacy as a tool of American power and developing our civilian national security capabilities.”
And he spelled it out a little clearer by saying: “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
I wonder how many more stories the media will have to write about right wing violence (that hasn’t actually happened yet) before Obama starts chatting up the security force idea again. You know, for our own protection.