Lubbock County Judge: Complete Economic Collapse, Probably Not Civil War, if Obama Wins

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Lubbock County Judge Tom Head raised some eyebrows yesterday after he told a local TV station that the tax hike he was pushing for? Oh, it's just so the county can be prepared for when Obama, upon reelection,

orders UN tanks into town and sparks a second civil war


In a rambling interview with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Head sort of stepped back from his remarks. Except not really at all.

As emergency management director I have to think of the worse case scenario, and I used that as an example yesterday, okay. In my opinion the worst case scenario politically financially right now is if Obama and the Senate Democrats stay in power, okay. Because I have some opinions of what they're doing and what they're trying to do if they stay in power, and I have to prepare for that. Does that mean I think the UNs going to come rolling into lubbock? No that's probably not going to happen. An F5 tornado is probably not going to come into Lubbock. I gotta prepare for it, though.

He goes on:

I pray for the president I come in here to this office between 6:30 and 7 every day monday through friday and I pray for him and I pray for our leaders we're instructed in the word ofgod to pray for our leaders. God put Barack Obama in office. I don't know why he did. I wouldn't have put him in office, but I'm not God. God has his hand on human history and he's going to raise up leaders and pull them down as he sees fit according to His Will and his purposes, So am I going to go shoot the president? No. I don't even know that he can be considered a threat, I'm just saying -- and I'm surprised that some militia group say in the north central part of the United States or whatever. I'm surprised they haven't been more vocal against not only Barack Obama but any government official but they've been kind of quiet lately I don't know why.

And on:

If Obama's reelected...I think I think probably a financial collapse is imminent if he gets back in. What are we going to do with the financial collapse? I'm not gonna have any money, you're not going to have any money. People aren't going to have any money for food or medicine or whatever. How do you deal with that? So, you know, it's something we're just going to have to work through. I suspect if something like that happens and there is an economic collapse and whatever I suspect especially in West Texas there seems to be a sort of cooperative spirit in West Texas to help your neighborhs more, and that would be good. That would be a good thing.

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