Whenever right wingers discuss the Civil War, one of the first points made is that the war wasn’t over slavery, but states’ rights. And whenever conservatives discuss their party’s resistance to the Civil Rights Act, they say that although they believed in the bill in principle, it was unconstitutional. There’s always an excuse for being on the wrong side of history.
Truth be told, a person can convince him or herself of anything. President Obama is a moderate politician, but if you need a reason to hate him, just apply labels that don’t fit, like socialist and radical. That’s what people are doing now, and that’s the rationale they’re giving themselves for recoiling against Obama and his policies. One Texas judge has even gone so far as to say that a civil war is possible if Obama is reelected.
CBS reporting: Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is convinced that Mr. Obamawinning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people and he’s is pushing a tax increase for the district attorney’s office and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. He says the money is needed to “beef up” it’s resources in case President Obama wins the November election.
But why would the American people revolt against a man that they’ve just elected to become president? What Judge Head really means to say is that folks like him will be pissed if they lose to Democrats, and they’re not planning to take it like adults, and respect the will of the people. It seems that conservatives only accept the will of the people when it reflects their values, otherwise they’re more than happy to just tear the country apart.
Judge Head is right about the need for more security if Obama wins though. The President, if reelected, will surely need a few more Secret Service agents to protect himself from this sort of lunacy.