Perkins Agrees Obama Might Cancel 2016 Election

Just as some liberals claimed during the Bush administration, many wingnuts believe the utterly ludicrous claim that President Obama may seize control and cancel the 2016 election, allowing him to remain in office. On his radio show, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council read a letter from a listener advancing this idea and said, “Well, Todd, good point.”

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I won a couple bets with liberals in 2008 who said the same thing about Bush. It’s no less absurd now.

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  • Larry Kearney

    What’s it matter to them, anyway? They’ll all be in Obama’s FEMA camps by then.

  • John Pieret

    But, but! … Bush engineered the Great Recession to enable him to seize the government and was only stopped when the Illuminatti joined with the Trilateral Commission to buy off Chief Justice Roberts, who otherwise would have gone along with the takeover. You don’t think the the Illuminatti and the Trilateral Commission are going to step in and stop Obamadictatorship, do you?

  • borax

    Well, the Constitution does allow the president to stop any election at any time.

    I’m pretty sure that near the end, George W. just wanted out. He had already gone down in history as one of the worst presidents ever and had left behind what may be the greatest cluster-fuck in American history. There is a reason he just makes shitty paintings instead of investing all that political capital.

  • borax

    Oh shit, I forgot the after the first sentence.

  • borax

    SNARK.

  • alanb

    You don’t think the the Illuminatti and the Trilateral Commission are going to step in and stop Obamadictatorship, do you?

    No, but Operation American Spring will.

  • borax

    Hey, we shouldn’t mess with those three guys in Operation American Spring.

  • lorn

    They are batting a thousand on this sort of prediction. The hair-on-fire talking heads on the right said pretty much the same thing about Clinton at the end of both his first and second terms. Evidently there is along history of Democrats seizing control and cancelling elections.

    Of course, silly me and my defective memory, the only stolen election I can remember was when W stole it from Gore down here in Florida and the state supervisor of election Catherine Harris let them strong-arm the ballot counters in Dade County. Now I know that can’t be right because these defenders of the constitution would say something about that … right?

    Oddly enough there was no similar claim about seizing control and cancelling the election at the end of W’s two terms W. Go figure.

  • dingojack

    Why, Borat, scared a lone pensioner with Alzheimer’s on a mobility scooter (and his one legged dog)* will parade outside some random person’s in Nome clutching a poorly lettered, poorly spelt sign?

    Oooooh scary!

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    Dingo

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    * Or in OAS terms: – ‘ONE GAZILLION, BAZILLION PARTIOTZ !!eleventy-one!!!!!!’

  • dingojack

    (Further to #9, above) Except if there’s mildly damp weather, of course.

    Dingo

  • borax

    Dingojack. Yep, there’s one outside my house. He might be lost OR planning the next revolution. Also, I’m Borax. Like the 20 mule team. I’ve had that nickname for 12 years and change.

  • dingojack

    Apologies –

    Why not invite the revolution in for tea. You never know he/she might turn out to be Benedict Arnold.

    :) Dingo

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    As in borax, right?

  • borax

    Dingo, do you think Earl Gray will do? I’m all out of peppermint green. Thanks for the apology. One weird thing about my nickname is that many people at first hear “Borat”. Then I have to explain that I’m not named after that horrible racist sexist character. I got the name one day when I walked into the tattoo shop. Out of nowhere I was informed that my name was no longer Spawn (a play off of my real name) but the consensus was I should be called Borax. The name stuck and I’ve embraced it.

  • Al Dente

    The wingnuts were making the same “prediction” about Clinton and the 2000 election.

  • dingojack

    Borax – Ah I see the 12 Mule connection (not sold here). Any reason why ‘Borax’?

    Got any Lap Sang Sochong? :)

    Dingo

  • Randomfactor

    Why would he bother? It’s not like there’s a Republican candidate who could win at this point.

  • borax

    Dingo. No real reason. Maybe because back then I tended to be very abrasive. No lap Sang Sochong right now, but I’m getting ready to order a bunch of loose leaf tea. I love hot tea and I’m one of the few people that has access to 30 year old honey. Gonna pick up a jar when I see my Dad on father’s day. Honey that we robbed from his hives when I was a kid.

  • caseloweraz

    All this palaver has me thinkin’ o’ Death Valley Days. Thar’s the 20-mule team, a-comin through the pass, raisin’ a passel o’dust. And I kin hear a voice — seems t’be somebody name o’ Logan? Rogan?

  • Michael Heath

    Borax writes:

    [President George W. Bush] had already gone down in history as one of the worst presidents ever and had left behind what may be the greatest cluster-fuck in American history. There is a reason he just makes shitty paintings . . .

    While I concur on the former, I’m a fan of Mr. Bush’s paintings.

    I spent much of the Bush years reading books regarding his Administration and books that focused on him. A large motivation was to understand him and his motivations given that I found him to be enigmatic. By the Robert Draper book I finally thought I had a handle on him. Then his paintings came out, which did a fine job of illustrating what’s going on between Bush’s ears.

  • dingojack

    MH – So loads of blank canvases then?

    :) Dingo

  • theguy

    Is there anything that Mr. Will-Pay-For-White-Supremacist-Mailing-Lists Perkins won’t lie about?

    I can safely assume not.

  • colnago80

    Re Michael Heath @ #19

    In Dubya’s favor, he has taken a page from the Richard Nixon playbook and kept a fairly low profile since leaving office, unlike his vice-president who has pontificated at great length about the fictitious failings of his successor.

  • anubisprime

    Well if Obama did confirm Perkin’s paranoia then America could do a lot worse!

  • D. C. Sessions

    The difference was that Nixon continued to be active in politics. Not publicly, of course — he was radioactive. However, he was available to the Powers that Be for tactical advice, which was apparently profoundly excellent. He may not have had a good handle on objectives but was brilliantly wise at analysis and pretty much put partisan concerns behind him.

    I’m having a very, very hard time imagining anyone going to W for advice.

  • petemoulton

    “I’m having a very, very hard time imagining anyone going to W for advice.”

    Well, he does know how to maximize vacation time, and I’ve heard he’s a dab hand at clearing brush.

  • Matt G

    I had never heard of the election-canceling by Bush rumor until you mentioned it above.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @26:

    That would be because the “liberals” Ed is talking about have names like, well, ours and similar amounts of power and resources to get the word out. For that reason we weren’t able to rouse the sleeping giant of American Progressivism and we came to this pass.

  • Moggie

    Matt G:

    I had never heard of the election-canceling by Bush rumor until you mentioned it above.

    During the Bush years, I often hung out at democraticunderground.com, and the “OMG Bush will declare Marshall [sic] Law and cancel the election!” thing came up a fair bit from the nuttier denizens. Usually, FEMA camps would feature in the same comment thread. So yes, that happened.