You say you want a revolution

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Can it really be that 44 percent of Republicans, in a recent poll, think that an armed rebellion will soon be needed in this country? That’s the craziest thing I have heard in a long time. We have elections in this country, and the majority rules. If many Republicans can’t accept that, they don’t have to live here. There are many other nations on earth, and one or more of them will be just right for every self-styled “patriot.”

So here’s my advice for that 44 percent of Republicans, and everyone else who doesn’t like the way the elections turned out in 2012: Run better candidates than Mitt Romney. Get with the times on immigration, marriage rights, and renewable energy. Accept that it’s not 1950 anymore. Those things won’t fix all of your problems, but they’re more sensible than endlessly trying to repeal Obamacare.

And about that armed rebellion? It’s been tried once before, and it didn’t end well for anyone. Give that some thought before you answer any survey questions in the future.

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