during a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.But, the right-wing smear machine is taking it even further. Google: Susan Collins, Fort Hood, Department of Defense, and the first 4 pages will be incestously cross-linked right wing blogs, broadly proclaiming Obama Administration Classifies Fort Hood Massacre to "Workplace Violence".
I would say Breitbart's site is the most egregious offender but it's also the title for the often cited but not read Faux News story.
But, as always when dealing with conservatives, there's a flaw or a calculated lie involved. While all the Right-wingers are busily retyping their Obama Sides with the Terrorists quotes from 2008, 2009, 2010, the memo supposedly comes from the Department of Defense. So, I asked some of the conservatives for evidence of the DoD Memo signed by President Obama or the directive from the White House which authorizes this reclassification. Now, of course, I'm not going to get such a memo because it doesn't exist. But, the Right would never let the lack of evidence get in the way of their propaganda. So, instead, I've been treated to the standard chicken hawk right wing rhetoric; get a job, liberalism = terrorism, liberals are evil terrorist appeasers, Obama's a Muslim blah blah blah.
So this is right wing logic: During President Obama's tenure, when talking about military matters, everything good which happens is solely the result of the specific soldiers' action, everything bad which happens is the fault of Obama. Ah, but when the President was named George W. Bush, everything bad which happened was the fault of the specific soldier and everything good was the result of Bush's inspired leadership. Quod Erat Demonstrandum
This, obviously isn't a new right wing talking point. Conservatives have been claiming for years 'Obama <3 Terrorists'. But, latest this incident coupled with Mitt Romney's recent declaration President Obama has, "pursued a policy of appeasement' clearly indicates a new push that C-in-C BHO BFF=AQ.