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Now's the perfect time.  Obama should send in the special forces (or I guess the SWAT teams, since this is domestic) at night, disarm the yahoos surrounding Bundy's ranch, and arrest Bundy. What would the right-wingers say? They have been thoroughly discredited, their hero unmasked as an unreconstructed racist. Their complaints would be muted and Obama would appear strong and decisive. The militias (and Fox News) cannot be allowed get away with snubbing their noses at the US government. Letting them continue to use the threat of force is unacceptable and will only embolden them. Obama should emulate Washington during the Whiskey Rebellion, and demonstrate that the federal government should not be trifled with. They don't think the federal government exists? Let them question its existence inside the cell of a federal prison.

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