"Hate groups exist across the political spectrum, and have for a long time. But they have nothing to do with the frustration over deficits, taxes and Obamacare that we have heard at tea party gatherings. That frustration, felt by Republicans, independents and even some Democrats, is a mainstream reaction to the activist course the president and Congress have taken.
"It's important to distinguish between a political threat and a physical one."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100429/OPINION01/4290336/1008/What-s-behind-the-anti-tea-party-hate-stories#ixzz0mWbZNHgY