A little over 2 years ago, Napolitano with the full force of the Department of Homeland Security issued a report
warning of "Right Wing Extremism":
Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specificWell Janet, what did your intelligence tell you about the Left Wing Extremism we see on display right now with the Occupy Wallstreet movement? This group is actually harboring rapists, using drugs, destroying public property, inciting and committing violence, and displaying all characteristics of a mob. So I have one simple question for you: Where's the report???
information that domestic rightwing* terrorists are currently planning acts of violence,
but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about
several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first
African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and
— (U//LES) Threats from white supremacist and violent antigovernment groups
during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry
out violent acts. Nevertheless, the consequences of a prolonged economic
downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability
to obtain credit—could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing
extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and
government authorities similar to those in the past.