Steve Chapman on Conservatives Unhinged by Obama

On Wednesday morning, sober conservatives pondered an election defeat, swallowed their disappointment, and turned their attention to things that truly affect their lives, such as work and family. But there are other conservatives, writes Steve Chapman, who were profoundly affected by their collision with reality. Indeed, despite the fact that Obama has turned out to be not so different from George W. Bush, these alarmists believe that a second term for the president will usher us into a totalitarian hell.


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