Quote# 86840

Curious.... If Obama declared himself dictator tomorrow, what would our military do? I have to believe there would be defections. Most likely west and east coasts allied with Obama, and flyover country comprising of the Republic Rebels (my term). In that situation, Obama has all but won without a single shot fired. He who controls our nation's seaports and major tributaries already have a massive leg up.

Not sure about the east coast, but the line on the west coast would start in Canada and follow the Cascade Mountain Range through Washington, Oregon (effectively splitting those two states) and most of northern California, perhaps only as far as Redding. Obama would control the west side of the Cascades and all of central/southern Cali. Everyone east of the Cascades, save for the sin cities of Reno and Vegas would be anti-Obama, stretching all the way from Idaho/Utah/Montana to Ohio/Kentucky/Tennessee and possibly Georgia and the Carolinas. Northern states such as Illinois, Pennsylvania and the entire northeastern cooridor would be firm Obama country. Colorado could be a toss up, but the rebels would have Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, Ohlahoma and Texas to keep them in line,

In such a situation, it really comes down to one thing: Omama has the majority of people and large cities, but the rebels would occupy most of the land.

I wonder if something like that will start to take place soon after the Rapture, at least until the AC comes on the scene to put a stop to it (for the sake of "peace"). Just thinking out loud, as it were.

waiting1, Rapture Ready 29 Comments [4/11/2012 3:05:25 AM]
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You're a looney. Just thinking out loud.

4/11/2012 4:49:52 AM

Part-time armchair general

This If is utterly unrealistic. But if we'll take it at face value...

"Republic rebels" are royally screwed. They have no manpower and no industry to fight this war, no access to international trade (I seriously doubt mexicans or canadians will be happy to trade with them) and no international support (seriously. Who will want them to win?). And the theatre of war is mostly very open and with good road network, which will make this easy for side with air and tank superiority - which is never rebels, by the way. The best thing they can hope is some low intensity partisan warfare after quick and sure defeat.And may be some mountain strongholds which will survive for a few months. And may be Alaska - if it's part of rebellion - it will have rough terrain, many forests, bad road network and general logistic problems with going there. Also too much will depend from Canada's views on military marching through them.

4/11/2012 5:22:28 AM

Leighton Buzzard

He isn't gonna, but if he did his own bodyguard would arrest him, stat.

4/11/2012 5:23:56 AM

Dan I

If Obama declared himself dictator the military would be obligated by their oath to take him down.

The military swears to defend the United States and the Constitution NOT the President or any individual.

4/11/2012 7:07:42 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

C'mon, you masturbated the whole time you typed that horseshit out, didn't you.

4/11/2012 7:12:40 AM

Greater Good

If Obama (or anyone) tried to declare themselves dictator, the vast majority of the military would be against him. I'd like to think most of the citizens would be as well, but that depends on how popular he or she is.

4/11/2012 7:23:17 AM


Wow, you've put a lot of thought into this. Next exercise: what if unicorns invaded Georgia (the country, not the state) tomorrow?

4/11/2012 7:37:40 AM

Brendan Rizzo

You're insane. INSANE. Even at the height of his Consitutional violations, no one assumed that Bush would declare himself a dictator. You just can't handle the fact that your political opponent is in office. Grow the fuck up! Just because your idol Santorum is no longer in the running does not let you claim that the current president is a dictator!

4/11/2012 8:32:41 AM

Jeff Weskamp

If I declared myself Dictator and Archduke of Colorado-Nebraska tomorrow, what would our military do?

Nothing. The police would call for psychiatric support, and I would be sent to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

4/11/2012 10:37:28 AM

I would rather hope that the American military and police, to a man, upheld that Constitution thing, and arrested him.

In that extremely extremely unlikely scenario. Is it even remotely possible to just... declare yourself dictator of a democratic country?

4/11/2012 11:27:59 AM


So... Someone who studied Constitutional Law is going to declarr himself dictator and expect the military (who swore to uphold the Constitution and defend the country from all threats foreign AND DOMESTIC) to just go along with it?

4/11/2012 11:39:00 AM


I like how this moron assumes that an individual person's geographic location dictates their ideological leanings.

4/11/2012 4:11:15 PM


If Obama declared himself dictator tomorrow, what would (y)our military do?

Probably bust a gut laughing, and then say "Good one, Mr. President."

4/11/2012 8:18:15 PM


+lol for mad jester's comment

4/12/2012 1:05:14 AM

Doubting Thomas

I'm quite sure that any president, especially a black one, declaring himself dictator would be quickly tossed out on his ear and likely charged with treason.

4/12/2012 7:41:37 AM

JB Mason

Just because you're mentally incapable of thinking in terms besides black/white, us/them, good/bad, doesn't mean the world works that way.


Reality of political affiliation is much more complicated than your 5 second look at an electoral college map would indicate.

4/12/2012 10:15:28 AM


I remember hearing this bullshit about 5-10 years ago. Except the president was Bush and the fearmongers were hippies.

4/12/2012 10:25:00 AM


(sigh) Here we go again: more DARVO

4/12/2012 10:56:36 AM


Uh...did this somehow sound more intelligent in your head?

4/12/2012 11:52:39 PM


Any of that shit would be ridiculously unlikely. He's a centrist to the nearly non-existent spine he has.

4/13/2012 3:58:40 AM


Wow, is it that easy to become a dictator? Alright, then I'm the dictator of the world. All of it. Put your damn guns down and obey.

4/13/2012 5:46:00 AM


Another RR wet dream.

4/13/2012 9:58:41 AM

J. James

I'm dumbfounded. Why would where I live (Redding, CA) be a fault line in an imaginary war?! We barely even make it on to maps!

4/14/2012 1:28:14 PM


Y'know, I've written a homebrew RPG that has a similar story to this. The difference is that mine is presented as FICTION.

4/14/2012 3:04:27 PM


I prefer the scenario of Weird Al declaring himself the ruler of all chocolate, with a wand that turns things into chocolate.

There are worse ways to die.

4/14/2012 6:56:20 PM

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