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SHUTDOWN: Obama haters launch Civil War II

Letter by Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:31 am | No Comments »
October 11, 2013 11:31 am

What do you call it when rebels, representing mostly states of the old South, take Congress hostage and sabotage our national economy? I call it the second Civil War.

Let’s stop beating around the bush. They got elected to Congress in 2010 with the sole intention of destroying our federal government. They failed by legislation, at the ballot box, and in the courts, so now they attempt a coup. This is not about health care or the budget. It’s about their fear of federal government, their disdain for the rest of the nation and their hatred for our president, whom they despise more deeply than they love America. Their minds are permanently fixated in 1860.

President Obama should not give in to their backward, provincial, unconstitutional mentality, just as Lincoln did not capitulate. The only solution is to defeat them in state legislatures, defeat them in the courts and defeat them at the polls in the next election. We only pray they don’t turn America into a “failed state” before then.

But there’s an upside to this national embarrassment. The arrogance of “American exceptionalism” is over. Tea party rebels have proven to the world that the U.S. is no different than any other banana republic. Here, too, a posse of vicious rebels can stage a coup and overturn the democratic will of the people. But then again, we can’t grow bananas.

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