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Secession and Other Fantasies

SMyles Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:55 AM
Medved pretty much epitomizes much that is wrong with the GOP. For someone that gets so many things wrong, his smug arrogance is as appalling as it gets for me. Film critic turned political pundit. A democrat that decided he would call himself a republican, now belittles everyone that doesn't think like him, a democrat.

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...