If Michael Stefano's rhetoric sounds an echo, there's good reason. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has deployed similar scare tactics against the Obama administration.
Cheney recently took to the air on CNN's "State of the Union" to claim that Obama's policies have made Americans less safe:
President Obama campaigned against [Bush security policies] all across the country. And now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people.Admittedly the circumstances are different, but the tactics the same. The politics of fear can be an effective tool if not called out for what they really are.