Here we are, a mere eight months into the Obama presidency and the right has raised the specter of a military overthrow of the elected leadership of the United States government. While this may be the newest low it is part of an unmistakable trend in right-wing rhetoric. Everyday we are seeing new levels of insanity and all suggesting extreme actions and violence against the rightly elected President. It's sick and depraved and very, very dangerous and it's a sign of conservative contingents gone stark raving mad.
This latest is from Newsmax columnist John L. Perry who encourages his right-wing readers not to "dismiss" the notion of an American military coup as "unrealistic."
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 [sic]. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it....
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.
I, for one, am truly afraid of another Oklahoma City or something even worse. We already have the murder of the census worker which is looking more and more as if it was related to his duties as a Federal worker. What's next? It is also sickly telling that we have had no comment from the worst of the worst (Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin, Bachmann, etc.) denouncing this insane talk for what it really is...treason. I expected the right to get a little crazy when the majority elected a black man President but I, once again, underestimated how deranged they could become. How far are the Republicans and the deranged right willing to go to regain their power?