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Problem is, the knuckle-draggers are fundamentally (and I'm using that word deliberately) hostile to democracy - or at least, to any democracy that isn't run by and for gun-toting trigger-happy angry white fascist menopausal males.

So a coup isn't out of the question. Especially if there's a seismic financial event.

It's impossible to exaggerate how much Obama enrages and terrifies the knuckle-dragger populist right - which unfortunately, after Bush, includes significant players in both senior and junior levels of the federal bureaucracy, the security services, and the armed forces.

Obama is playing a dangerously Weimar-ish game if he expects the knuckle-draggers to back down for rational or political reasons.

Neutering the GOP crazies would be a fantastic achievement. But it's not going to happen easily. And it could be a very, very close thing.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 13th, 2013 at 08:13:06 PM EST
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