Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Unhinged Right Watch

This column imagining a military coup to prevent Obama's "Marxist takeover" of the U.S. is quite a hoot - an entertaining mix of febrile right-wing fantasies and Tom Clancy-inspired thriller clich├ęs. If there's one thing I'd forgotten during the years of the Bush Presidency, it's just how loony the extreme right can be.

Unfortunately, the possibility that another Timothy McVeigh or Eric Rudolph may be out there, nursing similar delusions and plotting his or her own response to the "Obama problem", makes it hard to laugh without simultaneously grimacing.

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