Sunday, August 23, 2009

"all it's lacking is a spark"

in a must-read sunday new york times column frank rich calls out, among others, oklahoma senator tom coburn for what basically amounts to tacit support for extremism in the u.s. or as rich calls it, "the simmering undertone of violence in our politics."

what's most disturbing is this frightening nugget:
This month the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same organization that warned of the alarming rise in extremist groups before the Oklahoma City bombing, issued its own report. 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 said.

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