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Secession and Other Fantasies

Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 1:55 AM
It is wrong to think everyone that isn't working and collects unemployment wouldn't choose a gov't that created a good business environment so that good jobs would be available for them. This 47% idea is terrible and misleading as there are many more Americans that want to work but don't have jobs now.

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...