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Secession and Other Fantasies

renny4 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:12 PM
Not much has changed by 2016? You already know you will have higher taxes on everyone, the entire med. industry will be coming unglued, Medicare and Soc. Sec. will much closer to complete bankruptcy, and terrorsm will be raging everywhere. You don't think that will happen? Just look at the first term.
bmoney Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:37 PM
I believe that was jar's point. The reactions are warrented because the results will be disasterous. On the other hand, if, like medved says, people are overreacting, then that must mean medved is not concerned about liberal policy and believes the status quo will remain viable for the next four years. I personally don't think the entire country is going to collapse, but I think we will see a substancial decrease in the standard of living for most americans.

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...