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Secession and Other Fantasies

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:53 AM
I agree on all points. I honestly believe that no Goldwater or Reagan (or Ron Paul, for that matter) can be chosen as the GOP candidate, nor can he be chosen for president. And I say "chosen" for a reason. I refuse to believe we actually elect our president any more.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...