Wednesday, September 30, 2009

When the Election Doesn't Go Your Way, There's Always a Coup

At least one far-right columnist is calling for the military to overthrow President Obama.

Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a "family intervention," with some form of limited, shared responsibility?

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.

Military intervention is what Obama's exponentially accelerating agenda for "fundamental change" toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama's radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don't shrug and say, "We can always worry about that later."

In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.

I love the implicit assumption that the rest of the country would simply roll over for this. I also like the implicit assumption that the military would even touch such an idea with a 100 foot pole. And if they did, then there is assumption that it would be the Republicans, who burned them in Iraq, would be the beneficiaries of the coup. Maybe they would have better luck enlisting Black Water and other condottieri in a coup d'etat.

It's tough being a big a Big White Daddy when the rest of the Mud People just don't see things your way, and presume to want to decide things for themselves.

Elections can be stupid things. Just ask Karzai.


john iliff said...

Hi Doug. Very troubling to see this openly talked about by people who should know better. NOT what we need, a Christianist junta.

For me this is a chilling reminder of the quote I'm sure you are familiar with, by Sinclair Lewis:

'When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag, and carrying a cross'.

Glad you are feeling better. Hope Michael will soon, too.


rick allen said...

Apparently even Newsmax, where this vile little piece first appeared, has taken it down.

Best I can say is that it's good to know that some vestige of shame remains.