The Right Battles the Southern Poverty Law Center
WorldNetDaily’s Bob Unruh has a lot of fun with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s report on new right-wing extremist groups, calling up some of the leaders named and shamed and finding — surprise — a lot of mockery and skepticism.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, told WND such accusers try to link activists with terrorists such as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, because their arguments have no substance… “We want our government to return to the constitutional republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted,” he said.
And a less controversial group jumps in:
Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America … told WND the SPLC report was little more than “fundraising, trying to scare a bunch of little old ladies to cough up money.”
“It’s a typical argument that the left resorts to,” he said, “since they really have trouble with the fact that, until Obama was elected, they had been pretty successful at concealing that liberalism really is socialism.”
Like I said in a short post about the release of the report, this stuff doesn’t really bother the right — calling out their fringe as a possible threat to national security is laughed off as hyperbole.