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American Recessional

Edward463 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 9:45 AM
I have a sneaking suspicion that Obama hopes that Iran will detonate a nuclear device somewhere in America – very likely one of the major cities – or even in Israel, so that he would have an excuse to impose martial law and remain in office indefinitely. It would explain why he ignores Iran's nuclear program. Look at the character of the man; he goes to Las Vegas in the midst of an attack on an American consulate, and prefers golf to dealing with crises. I don’t think that's puerile negligence, but rather calculated behavior. As a dedicated Marxist, he treats the presidency as an imperial one, assuming he can do whatever he wishes without consequence or recrimination. And the MSM is his de facto Ministry of Truth.
Dante9 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 2:50 PM
There are usually two real benefits from a VDH editorial, the first being that he is so often correct and especially so given the historic context to which he writes.

Thje second it that, given the kind of reader that parades shamefully around this website, VDH's often ignite the paranoid fuses in complete imbeciles and nutjobs like Edward463 here who really shouldn't go off the medicine they're taking lest they go off the reservation and actully believe the caca they wrie and decide that "going Postal" is the only way to stop a true dictator like obama.

If it wasn't for the reality of Newtown massacres, we could all just laugh this kind of rhetoric away. Sadly, we can't.

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