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Secession and Other Fantasies

Kizarvexious Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:03 PM
GOP=party of chicken littles. "The sky is falling" is the new motto for all these tougher-than -nails conservatives.
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 5:09 PM
No,"the sky is falling" is the motto of the Al Gore global warming brigade.

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...