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  •  The confederacy lives (13+ / 0-)

    I'd always figured if this ever happened, it would involve something like a militia figuring out how to build a basic nuke and using it for blackmail.  (I also figured this was a very low probability event.)

    I never figured that racist shit like McConnell and Lindsay Graham would be able to organize this sort of economic extortion.  But these people really are radical right terrorists.

    One interesting point.  If Obama lets the so-called "fiscal cliff" expire, he has even more leverage.  A disproportionate amount of defense money is spent in red states, and defense industry executives are generally very conservative Republicans.  In the mean time, since the deficit is reduced, it takes much longer to hit the debt ceiling.  He gets to take the defense budget hostage.

    My advice to Obama: if these thugs want to keep "heightening the contradictions", call them on it.  It will be the end of movement conservatism in the United States.

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