He says that like it was a bad thing.
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UC Berkeley Prof. Says Tea Party Wants to Destroy US Government
This is of course Professor Robert “Fourth” Reich.

Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public’s business, and to sow distrust among the population.

Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government.

Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it.

I thought he was talking about the Tea Party. This sounds more like the Obama (mis)Administration and the Soros owned Democrats.

BTW despite what Bobby says the correct pronunciation of Reich. There is no “sh” sound in it.

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He says that like it was a bad thing. — 4 Comments

  1. …imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it.

    Oh, be still, my yearning heart!!…

    Would that the Tea Party was a) capable and b) poised to do this very thing.

    Ol’ Will (once again) said it best: ” ‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wish’t…”

    (And yes, despite what Short Bob would dearly like folks to believe, “Reich” being Germanic in origin, the correct pronunciation is with a distinctly “ch” sound – no “sh” involved. See any decent German grammar text.)

    • “Reich” being Germanic in origin, the correct pronunciation is with a distinctly “ch” sound – no “sh” involved. See any decent German grammar text.

      To be way too charitable to ‘Bob’, it might be a dialect thing. In my 4 years of High School German, we had a female student who was already fluent (it was a push-over class for her). Instead of the standard Northern German pronunciation of ‘ich’ as ‘Eck’, she pronounced it as ‘Esh’. We had a native German exchange teacher the third year, who never, ever attempted to correct her, from which I concluded that this was an accepted ‘dialect’ difference, perhaps Southern German.

      • Personally I think Bobby comes from a family of cowards that changed the pronunciation during WW2. It fits with his statist philosophy. My family never changed our name, we’re VulgerVolga German and proud of it. We took the barren, half-frozen steppes along the Volga river and turned them into the most productive farmland in all the Russias. Then the Bolsheviks came along and ruined it in 5 years.

  2. Same here, jd. I took intensive German with a northern German accented instructor in the morning and a southern German accented instructor in the afternoon. The most distinctive pronunciation difference was that sound.

    I got the general idea that the best way to do it for a general, educated German accent was to pretend you have a piece of popcorn husk on the back of the throat and you’re trying to blow it off.