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Secession and Other Fantasies

jabowery Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:56 PM
The secessionist movement is less about Obama winning than it is about the Republican leadership's reaction to it: Amnesty. Since Reagan's 1986 amnesty resulted in an _immediate_ loss of Hispanic votes to Republicans, it can't be because they honestly think that the way to reach Hispanics is amnesty even if they _are_ "the stupid party". I mean that is just _too_ stupid. (We can ignore the fact that 2 decades later California will never again vote Republican since, of course, "the stupid party" can't think that far ahead.) We can see that whatever is going on is a catastrophic and irreversible destruction of the United States by "electing a new people". We don't want to be replaced. We want out -- with some territory.

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...