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Michele Bachmann took to the floor of the House of Representatives this week to display her special brand of righteous INDIGNATION over a report released from the Department of Homeland Security highlighting the threat of right wing extremism. While the document does not contain either the word 'conservative' or the word 'republican', Bachmann and other conservatives have taken this as an all out assault on their ideology. Let us forget for a moment that this report was commissioned by the Bush Administration and that a similar report on left wing extremism was released in January of this year. Apparently, for the right, the difference between extremists on the right and the mainstream is so negligible that they could just as well be one and the same.

Several pieces of this speech have been picked up throughout the blogosphere but it was one short piece at the beginning which caught my ears. In this segment, Bachmann speculates about the meaning of right wing extremists:



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Michele, are you really admitting to us that Osama bin Laden, Mexican gangs, and Gitmo detainees represent your ideological brethren and that this report could describe either one of you interchangeably? If you look at a report and can read in both yourself AND the likes of Osama bin Laden, then YES you ARE a right wing extremist...
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