This may or may not save any lives, but it has definitely achieved this:
Already the talk radio guys are over the top (Mark Levin: "UnAmerican," "fascistic"; Rush Limbaugh: "With Kids as Human Shields, Obama Will Unveil Left's Long-Held Plan to Grab Guns"). It's nothing new -- they've been calling Obama Hitler for years. But the current controversy is built, one might say, to exacerbate the tendency. Guys like Limbaugh and Levin used to set their own level of crazy -- now they're basically trying to outdo Alex Jones, and Jones isn't making it easy for them. It won't be long before they're all singing La Marseillaise and declaring each other freedom fighters.
When the dust settles and very little is accomplished, people will remember that Obama tried to Do Something, and his loyal opposition was a bunch of nuts yelling about the Third Reich.
I do get tired of nothing ever getting much better, but at least it's fun to watch Obama troll.
UPDATE. In comments, Michael points us to this week's, and possibly this year's, golden nutcake award winner: Bob Owens, formerly known as Confederate Yankee, bragging about how easy it would be for him and his buddies to take out a power station:
Were an angry group of disenfranchised citizens to target in a strategic manner the substations leading to a city or geographic area—say, Albany, for example—they could put the area in the dark for as long as it took to bring the substations back online. Were they committed enough, and spread their attacks out over a wide enough area, perhaps mixing in a few tens of dozens of the residential transformers found every few hundred yards along city streets, they could overwhelm the utility companies ability to repair the damage being caused or law enforcement’s ability to stop them...
How many days with partial power or no power, how many nights in the dark, would it take before the local economy collapsed in the targeted area? Insurgents could cripple a city, region, or state, without ever firing a bullet at another human being.
Progressives seeking to undermine the Constitution seem to think they hold all the cards. I would warn them that they are not remotely prepared for what will happen if they attempt to cross Constitutional boundaries and natural rights.
It could be a cold, dark winter.
Tread carefully.Owens recently appeared in a PJTV video with Ole Perfesser Glenn Reynolds ("Are lawful Americans preparing for civil war? Bob Owens of Bob-Owens.com thinks so. Hear why as Glenn Reynolds discusses the Second Amendment on this InstaVision"). Reynolds either hasn't noticed what a crackpot the guy is or has been watching too many episodes of Doomsday Preppers and come to believe all the white people who failed to materialize for Romney are out there waiting for him and Owens to sound the final trump. Shine on, you crazy conservative comeback!