Oct 1 2009
02:04 pm

The conservative hive-mind is buzzing with ideas about how to acquit this country of its democratically elected leadership (the portion that the hive-mind doesn't approve, that is).


Newsmax, the Yankee online presence consistently failing to meet the accuracy standard of a broken clock, recently pulled a column that suggested that the military overthrow of the Obama administration would be a bracing notion:

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.


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.


And via Jay Bookman at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, we learn from Thomas Sowell's historical brief that...

(1) Obama is an apparently intelligent and charismatic leader.
(2) Hitler was an apparently intelligent leader (to use Sowell's term, "[he] was brilliant[!])" And Juan Domingo Perón was charismatic!

He leaves it to the reader to draw the conclusion in the unwritten (3), but asks if we really want to become "the world's largest banana republic." Yet, Hitler killed himself as the Allied military circled his bunker. Perón was overthrown by the military. Hm. What point would you be trying to make, Mr. Sowell? That Obama should eat a bullet or step down before the Joint Chiefs junta comes calling? What is your point, other than the notion that you believe* that "intelligence is overrated" in our political leadership?

* By that standard, Bush II was the greatest leader this country may ever see, as he was as sharp as a sack of wet mice. And it goes a long way to explaining the keening resentment of intellect among the pro-authoritarian chattering class. Sowell's sort of careless and irresponsible punditry is exactly the thing that leads me to lend credence to the sentiment that Americans "don't have any thoughts, they have emotional responses.")

Andy Axel's picture

or Weimar Germany, for that

or Weimar Germany, for that matter.


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Joe Webb's picture

So help me God ...

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

This is the oath that American soldiers take. The oath for officers is similar. Read it and then imagine asking people so sworn to consider a coup. That should shock and disappoint even Limbaugh larvae.

While I suppose I should take some partisan delight in Newsmax publishing this seditious nonsense (which they took down like good little cowards as soon as someone noticed), I find that I have only sadness that we have arrived at this dangerous place.

The fevered swamp that is the political right - for better or worse, my countrymen - are willing to publicly discuss shredding our Constitution in order to achieve what they were unable to achieve at the polls.

I'm waiting for the mainstream media to ask the republicans to publicly repudiate this like they asked Democratic leaders to repudiate over the "General Betrayus" campaign. MoveOn's zeal was just stupid, misguided and counterproductive. This is all that PLUS dangerous and probably criminal. I won't hold my breath while that "liberally-biased" media gets to work.

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Andy Axel's picture

Joe: The weasel-prick


The weasel-prick columnist at Newsmax already covered your point, albeit in a manner befitting such a weasel-prick (op. cit):

America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:

* Officers swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”

Not sworn to obey the orders of the president? Well, how about their commander in chief? Just who is that, according to the Constitution?

Anyway, that's the logic, as tortured as it may be.


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Joe Webb's picture

Yeah ...

I know. I thought as I read his article that he was relying on a distinction without a difference. You are also spot-on about Newsmax. They publish this psychotic asshat's crap for 10 years, then disown him when drools a little wingnuttieness on their shoes.

Swine ...

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

R. Neal's picture

Oathers. Check it out.

Oathers. Check it out.

Andy Axel's picture

Oh, for real, though.

Oh, for real, though. Forgot about those empty cockbags.

Delving into the world of the schizoid right is like kicking over a rotting stump. There are hundreds of species all crawling around, feasting on dead matter, trying to avoid the daylight, and you only know a few of them by name without a field reference.


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Andy Axel's picture

Notice that the Feds have

Notice that the Feds have declined to say who they posed as for the buy.

...probably means that the sting operation is still ongoing. Comforting.


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Andy Axel's picture

Wonder how many feds can

Wonder how many feds can pull off "Islamist." I figure if they can, their talents are being wasted stateside.


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Tess's picture


FDR's picture

stump kicking

Andy A, your stump/crawling species picture would so make a beautiful poster. Also the term cockbag is vivid and
neck snapping! Schizoid should so be on a T shirt and sold at the lower end of the French Quarter!
Your adjectives light up the page and your point is so well made. I would offer one small suggestion...that you include the "moderate Middle" under your verbiage filled umbrella. Most who hide in the middle ground are closet republicans who just don't want to be outed at upper 5th
cocktail parties.
Nice word work Andrew!

Mary's picture

our eminent 'military coup'...

This whole ball of wax is connected to the bizzare abuse of our Second these lunatics really think THEY are the "well regulated militia" in the content and intent of:

"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

This just may be the reason for their insistance about carrying loaded guns every place where innocent people without guns are present...or the hoarding of guns and ammo even before the election. These bozos are so brainwashed by the scare tactics of the hate pundits that all their online threats,permoted ad nauseum, will most likely be embarassing when they shoot themselves in the collective foot and get arrested for threatening the life of the President and our elected officials.

KC's picture

"A well-regulated militia

"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

I've never been sure quite how to take this.

On the one hand, arrying a gun or rifle was pretty common back in the Republic's early days. People on the frontier, which often times was just outside the city, had to deal with Indian raids, criminals, and had to hunt and gather in order to survive. Small villages themselves were under the threat of raiders a good bit of the time.

Did the Founding Fathers put in "A well-regulated militia...." to put clear restrictions on gun use? When looked at in the context of the times, that doesn't seem reasonable.

Maybe the phrase was placed in there to send a message to potential enemies. As in "Count on us always being armed and ready, because a good many of us are armed anyway and their barrels can be pointed in your direction if need be."

On the ohter hand, I don't agree that the 2nd amendment bestows upon gun carriers the status of a self-deputized law enforcer.

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present.
President Abraham Lincoln 1862

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