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Rush Limbaugh Is Pretty Sure This Time That Obama's Leading a Coup D'Etat
The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 7, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 06/09/2013 9:34:26 AM PDT by EveningStar

There is a split among conservatives between those who think the NSA's collection of data about every phone call in America is an important counterterrorism tool, and those who think President Obama is, as usual, trampling on the constitution and the flag and the Founding Fathers. But Rush Limbaugh takes it one step further. He says Obama is leading a coup d'etat. And this time it's for real.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlanticbias; benghazi; blamethemessenger; conspiracy; coupdetat; cultureofcorruption; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; limbaugh; nsa; obama; obamascandals; obamunism; orwelliannightmare; rush; rushbashing; rushlimbaugh; stalinisttactics
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1 posted on 06/09/2013 9:34:26 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: null and void

ping


2 posted on 06/09/2013 9:35:25 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

and the above statement is why i can no longer call myself a conservative...

i am a strict constitutionalist...

in other words, not a republican, not a conservative, but i guess i would have to be a small l libertarian...


3 posted on 06/09/2013 9:37:10 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: EveningStar

corporate “conservatives” vs. conservatives

If you haven’t figured it out by now, according to the US government, all of us here at FR are unindicted terrorists.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 06/09/2013 9:40:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: joe fonebone
Small l?

Our Constitution is all about Liberty!

The fuddy duddy loser party has maligned Libertarians as kooks. We are not. We simply know how to READ!

6 posted on 06/09/2013 9:41:40 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: EveningStar

“Elspeth”? At The Atlantic. You couldn’t make this kind of farce up.

The Atlantic - full of sewage, old wrecks and garbage.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 9:41:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: joe fonebone

I too am a strict constitutionalist

someone posted recently(and I kind of took as my own)

” I’m too conservative to be a libertarian and too libertarian to be a conservative”

kind of a definition of small l libertarian, I suppose, anyway it is my current definition of myself.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 9:43:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Apparently Elspeth is at least not unfriendly to paleoconservatism:
http://takimag.com/contributor/ElleReeve/208#axzz2VjpcWyBJ


10 posted on 06/09/2013 9:45:30 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: EveningStar

Obama IS the reason our founders warned about this kind of intrusion. Constitutional or not, we as a pepole know that Obama will use and abuse any program to his political or idealogical purposes. Gov’t can’t be trusted and Obama especially can’t be trusted.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: EveningStar
Limbaugh used to call people who made such claims 'kooks'.

We've come a long way.

12 posted on 06/09/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: EveningStar

“New Republic editor Franklin Foer disclosed that [Scott Thomas] Beauchamp is married to Elspeth Reeve, a former New Republic reporter and fact checker, and that his relationship with Reeve was “part of the reason why we found him to be a credible writer.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Thomas_Beauchamp_controversy


13 posted on 06/09/2013 9:51:22 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: umgud
Gov’t can’t be trusted and Obama especially can’t be trusted.

But now with his database of everything about everyone, he is more powerful than the Constitution.

If anyone makes a move to bring him down, he threatens said party ala John Roberts or Gen. Petraeus until said party backs down.

14 posted on 06/09/2013 9:53:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, get fit...get ready,)
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To: rawcatslyentist
No, fuddy-duddyite Republicans (and I have always been a registered Republican, not a Libertarian) confuse "libertine" and "liberal" with "libertarian" and believe that the ONLY reason anyone is a libertarian is so they can smoke dope without fear of reprisal and get as many abortions as they want without government interference.

It is truly disgusting that so many otherwise smart conservatives and Republicans fail to recognize the truth of what Ronald Reagan said about libertarianism (the declared philosophy of the great Thomas Sowell), that its limited government principle is the foundation of conservatism.

Instead, social conservatives (big government types in their own philosophy of using government to enforce morality) and too many Republicans get on their moral high horses and STUPIDLY insist on the falsehood that desire to legalize dope is the only motivation behind libertarians. *sigh* Such social conservatives out of PRIDE are poised to sacrifice American freedom in the name of moral superiority, as they refuse to accept and understand that ONLY when Republicans and Libertarians unite will we regain our Constitutional American rights and place where we can live morally (government PROHIBITS it now) and pursue life, liberty, and happiness.

15 posted on 06/09/2013 9:55:11 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: EveningStar

16 posted on 06/09/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: EveningStar

Bernie McGuirk, the usually trusty outspoken one, last night, on Red Eye, said that the NSA and the CIA are different from the IRS and the group in question last week, as the NSA and CIA are not after us, they’re after the enemy, so this is a different situation.

We don’t need to worry about this.

My amazement is inconsolable.

Are people so full of crap that they read and watch that they cannot consider situations and characters wisely?


17 posted on 06/09/2013 9:57:19 AM PDT by stanne
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To: EveningStar
There is a split among conservatives between those who think the NSA's collection of data about every phone call in America is an important counterterrorism tool,

I don't know anyone who subscribes to this talking point. Especially among CONSERVATIVES.

This administration has already surrendered the war on terror. This administration knew and did nothing about the Ft. Hood jihadist's communications with Al Qaeda. This administration knew and did nothing about the Boston Marathon bomber's training overseas for terrorism and did nothing. This administration knew about the Benghazi terrorist plot and did nothing.

What makes anyone think that such massive data mining was strictly to "connect the dots of potential terrorists"?

Especially considering this administration flags every terrorist attack as a "protest gone wrong", a "lone wolf action", "workplace violence", etc?

Maxine Waters told us that Obama was working on a data archive on voters that few could possibly fathom.There is a split among conservatives between those who think the NSA

18 posted on 06/09/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EveningStar

The Technique of a Coup D’etat - “Revolutions”:
http://mediachecker.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/the-technique-of-a-coup-detat/


19 posted on 06/09/2013 10:03:37 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: rawcatslyentist
The fuddy duddy loser party has maligned Libertarians as kooks.

Sadly those pure libertarians are because they do not understand what the founders understood. You need a moral people who are capable of putting stops on their own behavior to have freedoms.

The one and only reason democrats have tried to destroy Christianity in this country. They understand like out founders did that once there are no believers left in the Christian and still practicing Jewish communities there will be no freedoms left because a powerful government will be needed to keep the people "safe".

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded ... on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

—Patrick Henry

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God?”

—Thomas Jefferson

“We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us ... to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

—James Madison

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

—Benjamin Franklin

20 posted on 06/09/2013 10:04:32 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: EveningStar

I’m surprised that I seem to be the only one who remembers at the beginning of obama’s first term - they OFFICIALLY re-defined “potential terrorists” as CONSERVATIVE, CHURCH-GOING, GUN OWNING AMERICANS who listen to talk radio, believe in GOD and moral absolutes...

WE are the ‘enemy’ that they’re justifying this crap over!

US.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: blueunicorn6; Vaquero; oblomov; All
Do you think she's making this up?

Did Rush say it, or didn't he?

If he did say it, is he being taken out of context, or not?


What Rush said: America in the Midst of a Coup d'Etat

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22 posted on 06/09/2013 10:20:12 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

The obscured paper-trail makes it easier to think we have a Manchurian Candidate.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 10:25:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar

Rush is right. We are frogs in the pot of water.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 10:27:32 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: oblomov

If we are all “unindicted terrorists”, perhaps we should strive to be hung for being a wolf rather than being a sheep.

It is a strange, strange land where the founding documents are blithely ignored, except when convenient to call upon some clause that may be used to beat the strict constitutionalists over the head, and a whole legal structure is set up to basically countermand virtually every precedent the territory known as “the United States of America” has used in its moral justification for some 200 years previously.

There is a regime now entrenched in Washington, DC, that is dedicated to applying an ideology loosely based on egalitarianism and “common good”.

Only, all things are seldom “equal”, and the “common good” shifts in meaning when the terms “common” and “good” are constantly being redefined.


25 posted on 06/09/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: a fool in paradise

And their definition of “potential terrorist” has changed. It now means anyone that talks about the constitution or smaller gov’t.


26 posted on 06/09/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: skeeter
Limbaugh used to call people who made such claims 'kooks'.

I never heard him say anything like that, not even close.

He's been saying all along this is a deliberate effort to destroy this country.

Remember the "I hope he fails comment"?

27 posted on 06/09/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: stanne

I too saw that last night, and yes I am just amazed as you are.

Still shaking head....


28 posted on 06/09/2013 10:43:36 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: EveningStar

Here’s the Herb Meyer article he refers to. It’s worth a thread all by itself:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/06/the_smoking_gun_in_plain_sight.html


29 posted on 06/09/2013 10:46:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Charles Grassley, Republican senetaor on intelligence committee was just on FOX saying exactly that . Sorry.


30 posted on 06/09/2013 10:47:04 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: EveningStar

To Rush: Welcome to the party, pal!!


31 posted on 06/09/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: carriage_hill
Thanks. I also see that there was a thread posted.
32 posted on 06/09/2013 10:52:27 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

When the conservative commentators side with the coup it is not good.


33 posted on 06/09/2013 10:55:15 AM PDT by stanne
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To: EveningStar
Reading the comments attached to the article at the Atlantic Wire, this one cracked me up:

"Limbaugh is not known for being factual. His audience are basic morans"


34 posted on 06/09/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: EveningStar

2014 might be the key ,if everything goes to the Dems Obama is never leaving the White House


35 posted on 06/09/2013 11:08:06 AM PDT by molson209
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To: lonevoice

I was in the service with a guy named Moran. Ate Pills like I did sausages. He really was a Moran..


36 posted on 06/09/2013 11:08:29 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: stanne
As we can see with the Tsarnaev brothers, the official policy of the Zero administration is "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil" when it comes to Islamism.

Whereas with the IRS , Fast & Furious, "gun control," the Hutaree "militia" and many other examples, the government is bringing the full weight of the despotic, administrative state to bear against its political enemies, real or imagined, while large segments of the press and the Left (but I repeat myself) cheer them on.

The notion that a normal election process is going to correct this when the media act as the semi-official propaganda arm of the Democratic Party is quaintly naive.

The most effective action would be to organize at the state level and get the states to assert their sovereignty by nullifying federal acts, tossing out federal bureaucrats, and telling federal judges to go eff themselves. But that would take courage and the ability to articulately defend the notion of Liberty against the unholy alliance of corporate welfare queens (banksters, contracters, cheap immigrant labor) and the Left.

37 posted on 06/09/2013 11:14:01 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: stanne

Well, I’m not sure how much a “Conservative” McGuirk is, I don’t follow him closely, but I never considered him a mental heavyweight.

Just my $.02


38 posted on 06/09/2013 11:15:47 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RoosterRedux

The Constitution has become the enemy of the government, therefore anyone who tries to uphold it must be destroyed at all costs...even if it means over half the population. WE are now the ‘conspirators’. And with the stacking of the courts that has been a work in progress for decades, our chances of winning back our freedom by having our grievances heard is nil.
The Eagle is wounded, maybe unto death.


39 posted on 06/09/2013 11:15:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: EveningStar

He is already in charge. Is he planning to over throw himself?


40 posted on 06/09/2013 11:16:43 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: All
I do believe that there is an ongoing program by the Left to turn the USA into what they believe will be a "benevolent dictatorship." The Left conceitedly believes that it's possible to have a benevolent dictatorship, provided that they run it.

It began at least as far back as FDR and the New Deal. The Obama administration is simply a very enthusiastic continuation of that program.

41 posted on 06/09/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Lady Heron

I agree. Sadly, the rot and destruction has been from within.


42 posted on 06/09/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: lonevoice

Did you see this from the same comment?:

edited to add

OK, some checking and yes, Limbaugh does promote an accuracy rating of 99.6%. The problem? It is an accuracy of OPINION. An opinion is simply an opinion, there is no right or wrong in an opinion. Facts, however, are what may be true or not. Limbaugh’s rating didn’t include any facts.

There is no right or wrong in an opinion??

Yeah, this poster is a mental giant alright....oy


43 posted on 06/09/2013 11:22:31 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Biggirl

I see that you have a Rush Limbaugh ping list. :)


44 posted on 06/09/2013 11:23:51 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No, I think you are right. I think he’s very intelligent, witty and with it.

Not a heavyweight.

But, geeze, I expect someone like him to add two plus two and for everyone else on the panes to jump on the point. But they’re in company with Andrew McCarthy and the people Rush is talking about. It defies logic they don’t realize what’s going on


45 posted on 06/09/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by stanne
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To: skeeter
Limbaugh used to call people who made such claims 'kooks'. We've come a long way.

Correct. Some of his listeners could follow the dots much sooner than RUSHBO.

46 posted on 06/09/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT by Digger
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To: stanne

Yep, I think you summed it up nicely.


47 posted on 06/09/2013 11:29:00 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medecine is the keystone in the arch of socialism - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: EveningStar

48 posted on 06/09/2013 11:30:06 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Dang, that’s going for as much as $72 on Amazon.


49 posted on 06/09/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: EveningStar

Excellent! Thanks for finding that one.


50 posted on 06/09/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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