Wingnuts: Immigration Order Could Cause Civil War!

The right wing freakout over what is really a very routine executive order on immigration of the type that has been done by every president since Eisenhower knows no boundaries whatsoever. Impeachment! Treason! And of course, Obama’s going to trigger a civil war! Phyllis Schlafly, come on down:

President Obama’s looming executive action on immigration reform represents a Fort Sumter-type moment, according to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

Schlafly at first considered comparing the Obama amnesty to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but decided that Obama’s plan is much more subtle.

“With Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening,” she said.

But Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired, represented the beginning of a ruinous conflict, and Schlafly, like fellow conservative luminary Richard Viguerie, speculates that an executive amnesty might touch off a sort of modern-day conflagration.

William Gheen and James Neighbors, come on down:

Unbeknownst to most Americans, Barack Obama currently plans to issue an edict that defies current US Laws and the US Constitution by establishing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on Mexican Revolution Day 2014, which is traditionally celebrated on November 20 in Mexico and by Mexicans everywhere.

November 20 is Mexican “Revolution Day” or Mexican “Civil War Day” which is the equivalent of America’s 4th of July. Obama’s choice of this date for his departure from his Oath of Office and the US Constitution creates a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico’s violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!

“Obama is making a powerful and dangerous symbolic declaration to large Spanish media audiences today comparing his new immigration orders to the violent Mexican revolution and civil war!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Obama is timing his move to thwart the American public’s voice in Congress to coincide with Mexican Revolution Day and the Ferguson verdict while CBS, ABC, and NBC will keep most US citizens oblivious tonight!”

Gheen even posted a picture of armed Mexicans waiting to invade America with the caption “T-10 hours till Obama strikes at America’s heart.”

Funny how it didn’t trigger a civil war when Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan or both Bushes took virtually identical actions. Must be some weird subatomic wave function in the political space-time continuum that causes it only to happen when black Democratic presidents do it.

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  • dhall

    It sounds more like they’re asking their radicalized, less intelligent followers to pretty please start a civil uprising if that bad, bad Obama doesn’t do what they want. After all, those threatening/warning about it don’t have the nerve to actually follow through with the threat themselves.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    It didn’t raise the specter of civil war when those others were president because they weren’t president while black. Really, I do believe their minds go to civil war because of the association with race.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    If “only the good die young” Phyllis Schlafly will live forever.

  • John Pieret

    Gheen thinks “the violent Mexican revolution and civil war” was bad? Then why did he say:

    [I]f you’re looking for a peaceful, political recourse there really isn’t one that we can think of, and I’m really not sure what to tell people out there than I guess they need to make decisions soon to just accept whatever comes next or some type of extra-political activities that I can’t really talk about because they’re all illegal and violent.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gheen-violence-may-be-needed-stop-obamas-war-white-america#sthash.nDYFvcDy.dpuf

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    Incidentally, the picture he used was a detail from the mural, ‘Revolution Against the Porfirio Dictatorship,’ by David Alfaro Siqueiros, c1952-54. Naturally, he didn’t give an attribution.

  • raven

    Gheen:

    [I]f you’re looking for a peaceful, political recourse there really isn’t one that we can think of,..

    Gheen is pretty stupid. There is a peaceful, political recourse. It’s called voting, that democracy thing. The fact is, the majority of the US population doesn’t share his extremist views.

    Although these days, it seem like that majority is getting smaller and smaller.

  • raven

    Wherever you have hate speech, you will have hate violence.

    There is a steady background of right wingnut violence already in the USA.

    One fundie xian is in prison for attempting to assassinate the President by firing on the White House. Several people have stormed the White House and one even got in. Seven police officers have been killed by Sovereign Citizens. A congresswoman in Arizona was shot in the head. And so on.

    Stay tuned for the next episode of…Right Wingnuts doing something violent and horrible.

  • caseloweraz

    Actually, I think it’s just that the minority is getting louder and louder. I take comfort in that thought.

  • raven

    USAtoday:

    Kapheim approach a Secret Service checkpoint at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and informed agents that the president had called him and told him to drive to the White House, according to charging documents filed with the court.

    After further questioning, the Secret Service asked to search his car and found that Kapheim had a .30 caliber rifle, which was loaded; about 40 rounds of ammunition; and a 6-inch knife in his Volkswagen Passat, which was parked at 16th and Constitution avenues northwest within sight of the White House.

    This just happened a few days ago.

    It’s not entirely clear what was going through this guy’s mind. But it doesn’t look too benign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Seriously, if you want a new civil war, start firing on Fort Sumtner already. I’m sick of these clowns being all talk.

  • raven

    Seriously, if you want a new civil war, start firing on Fort Sumtner already. I’m sick of these clowns being all talk.

    True.

    They don’t want to fight another civil war though. They want you, someone else to. Fighting a civil war means they would have to put down their beer, turn off the TV, and get up off the couch. And besides they could actually be…killed. Civil wars are known to have high casualty rates.

    I’m the same way about impeachment. Obama is a centrist and one of our more successful presidents. He’s spent most of his time cleaning up after the Bush Catastrophe with some success.

    If we start impeaching presidents simply because they have the votes, then the US democracy is over with!!!

    We need to know this so we can plan and move forward. We will probably have a fascist dictatorship of the ultra-rich oligarchies. For a few generations until people realize that widespread poverty can include them and isn’t much fun.

    Or the USA might just fragment. I don’t know why people worry about the South seceding again. It’s more likely the West coast and the Northeast might just get tired of it all and go their own way. We have Hollywood, Silicon Valley, good surf, and oil. Mississippi has…what, that anyone cares about besides leading the USA in social dysfunction metrics.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    raven “”We need to know this so we can plan and move forward. We will probably have a fascist dictatorship of the ultra-rich oligarchies. For a few generations until people realize that widespread poverty can include them and isn’t much fun.”

    Lies! This is America! The [New] Empire would last right up until the first late Social Security check.

  • felidae

    One can only hope that someday Phyllis Schlafly will clutch her pearls so hard she chokes herself out

  • jnorris

    Exactly who will be doing the civil warring against who? I really don’t want to spend my whisky money for an official program, so please help me out. Also, who’s side are the Gay Muslim Mexicaners on?

  • robertfoster

    What would this civil war look like? Would it be gerrymandered, white districts against lower income, non-white districts? Urban toughs against white haired Tea Partiers? If so, I know where I’d put my money.

  • dugglebogey

    Everyone calls that day “the fourth of July.” Even Canadians call it that!

    We call it “Independence day,” you retard.

  • lorn

    Another thing that is not going to happen.

    Right up there on my list of favorites of right wing lies with my favorite from the Libertarians: We will go Galt.

    Please … pretty please … go Galt.