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Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?
Powerline ^ | 8/3/2014 | John Hinderaker

Posted on 08/04/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT by markomalley

That seems like an awfully strong word, but it is the term that distinguished law professor Glenn Reynolds, no hysteric, uses to describe the Obama administration’s oft-reported plan to issue executive amnesty to five or six million illegal immigrants in violation of federal law. Glenn’s characterization is a fair one. When a tyrant asserts the right to rule by decree in a state that has formerly been subject to the rule of law, he is commonly described as carrying out a coup d’etat.

That is just what the Obama administration has done, and reportedly will continue to do. When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decree–to name just one example, substituting “2014″ for “2013″ in a critical provision of the statute–he acted as a tyrant. In his refusal to enforce the immigration laws, contrary to the Constitution which requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” he has acted like a tinpot dictator, asserting the right to change or ignore the law by fiat. If he now directly nullifies Section 274(a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act by legalizing, and issuing work permits to, five or six million illegal immigrants, thereby repealing federal law by decree, how else can we describe his action but as a coup? The Obama administration openly takes the position that the rule of law no longer applies.

Can you imagine the furor that would have resulted if President Nixon, in the midst of the Watergate crisis, had asserted the right to repeal or amend federal statutes by decree? No, actually, you can’t. Forget impeachment; he would have been escorted out of the Oval Office by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. What, then, makes Barack Obama special? How can he claim the right to rule by decree without suffering the same condemnation? Well, the answer is obvious: he is a Democrat. But is that really enough? No president, Democrat or Republican, has ever dreamed of asserting such unconstitutional authority.

I am one of many who have ridiculed the Democrats’ seemingly weird obsession with impeachment. But perhaps there is method to the Democrats’ apparent madness. If they know that President Obama is about to do something that obviously warrants impeachment–asserting the right to rule by executive decree, and repealing the nation’s immigration laws by fiat–perhaps it is shrewd on their part to preemptively attack the idea of impeachment and commit Republicans to the fact that they have no thought of any such thing. Then, when Obama makes his move, it will be harder for Republicans to switch gears and start talking about removing him from office. That strikes me as the most logical explanation for the Democrats’ well-coordinated, but seemingly pointless, anti-impeachment campaign.

Today, the White House started backing off on plans to issue an executive amnesty. Maybe, as Glenn Reynolds says, this is a sign that someone in the White House is in touch with reality. Perhaps a coup has been averted, on this subject at least. But eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, so let’s not let down our guard.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; cfr; coup; eu; executiveamnesty; imf; nwo; obama; obamacoup
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1 posted on 08/04/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I expect that “backing off” may just be trying to throw the opposition off his trail so he can do it with an element of sort-of surprise.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 4:20:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: markomalley

I think it is more probable that he will ask Congress to pass, in effect, an enabling act and that Congress will do it.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 4:20:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: All

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


4 posted on 08/04/2014 4:21:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: markomalley

Incurable diseases are being sent to all of the Tyrant’s
owned 57 states which he controls by whim.

America is a land without borders, without Law,
without justice, without accountability, and soon
without a military that supports the People of their
Moslem Tyrant-by-Fraud.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 4:21:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: markomalley
I don't know that a coup d'etat is something that the (twice!) elected president of a country can be accused of. But it is that serious. Surely a better word can be found. Hubris. Tyranny. I'm open to suggestions.

Impeach now. All the arguments against this ignore that a would-be tyrant on the defensive is not as 'flexible'.

6 posted on 08/04/2014 4:23:17 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: markomalley

I believe a coup is the only way to save this country. A coup AGAINST Obama. Of course, that won’t happen since he’s purged the military and put his lackeys in charge.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: markomalley

I’ve been saying he is capable of it since Valerie Jarrett said he was “...ready to RULE from day one”. He fired all the general officers that disagreed with him in any way. He legislates unilaterally(and illegaly) by executive fiat. If any of our last century of executives is capable of a coup, it is he.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 4:24:42 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: markomalley

Obama’s just the front man.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing." Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley

The coup is fait accomplis.

All that’s left is the handwringing.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 4:32:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley

comrade obamatollah is a communist who hates America and has stated he rejects the Constitution because it limits the power of Fedzilla.

He promised to “fundamentally change” America.

He implemented “Communist Care” to best control the masses.

He has followed Alinsky and Cloward–Piven to “overload the system with multiple crisis to collapse America and make it easier to impose communism.

Of course he has been planning a coup to overthrow America.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 4:33:17 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: markomalley
Obama has been in a slow motion coup since he took office.

Overall, the fact that talk of his impeachment has become mainstream is devastating to him and polls show that 35-40 percent of the American population already supports impeachment and removal from office.

Obama and the Democrats are trying to set up for impeachment inoculation against the next big impeachable offense Obama stages on immigration but that misses point that the only ting hold ing back impeachment is enough strong public support and Obama’s next stunt should help solve that problem

If the Democrats get steamrolled in the Senate in the next elections, Obama is going to have some problems.

14 posted on 08/04/2014 4:33:44 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: markomalley

There is another coup...... a coup de main

He should worry


15 posted on 08/04/2014 4:33:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: markomalley
Perhaps a coup has been averted...

No. The coup has already occurred. Obama is an illegal alien Usurper. He continues to demonstrate that he is an enemy of the United States by his every action under color of the Presidency. Many more instances will occur.

It's that simple.

16 posted on 08/04/2014 4:35:44 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: markomalley

17 posted on 08/04/2014 4:38:33 AM PDT by McGruff (Seems like some are more interested in protecting Ukraine's border than ours)
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To: markomalley

Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?

No, but Hillary Clinton is and Obama is her puppet.


18 posted on 08/04/2014 4:41:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: F15Eagle

Joe Biden. A laughable chief executive. Anything he tries will be laughed at and ignored by congress.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 4:41:25 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: 2ndDivisionVet

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

Kill their soldiers?
If not we would not have made cheap disposable ones and dropped them to civilians in Europe during WW2


20 posted on 08/04/2014 4:41:30 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

not their soldiers, your Rat neighbors.

Consider that which is possible not inaccessible dreams


21 posted on 08/04/2014 4:43:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Vaquero

I would rather deal with Joe. As much as we don’t like it he is one of us.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 4:45:25 AM PDT by magua
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To: Westbrook
All that’s left is the handwringing.

There's the Senate race and then (for instance) impeachment.

In the meantime please bring your A-game to these threads. Defeatism is the kiss of death, FRiend.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 4:46:44 AM PDT by agere_contra (Hamas has dug miles of tunnels - but no bomb-shelters.)
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To: markomalley

Obama is LAW-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!!


24 posted on 08/04/2014 4:47:01 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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DEMOCRATS WISHING ON A STAR FOR IMPEACHMENT Senior Obama Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a CSM breakfast that it's possible that Obama could be impeached by the Republican-controlled House....b/c Boehner's lawsuit "opened the door" to impeachment. Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest was coached to say "prominent voices in the Republican party" have called for impeachment.

"I hereby impeach you."

ROTFLOL---Desperate Dummycrats are resurrecting the impeachment bugaboo to raise shady money.....actually raising monies for impeachment from diehard Obama suckups.

The impeachment gambit----and Obama's obsessive non-stop fund raising----is beginning to look sinister. The world smolders but the Dumbcrat ding-a-lings are wishing on a star for impeachment.

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REALITY CHECK Could this be a WH/Democrat Ponzi scheme in progress?

While they bash Wall Street publicly, leaders of the Democrats' mega-funder "The Democracy Alliance" have quietly recruited venture capitalists, bankers and hedge fund moguls -- along with union bosses and red-diaper trust fund babies -- to fund their takeover goals. ....$230,000 public school union dues go to the Democrats' "Democracy Alliance."

"The Democracy Alliance" does not itself raise and spend a great deal of money. Rather, being a partner in the Alliance requires one to contribute large amounts to other left-wing groups. The Alliance evaluates left-wing organizations on various criteria, and makes recommendations to its members as to where they should put their money. Currently, the Alliance lists 21 groups in its “Aligned Network”:

<><> America Votes, American Constitution Society, Black Civic Engagement Fund, Brennan Center, Catalyst, Center for American Progress, Center for Community Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Common Purpose Project, Fund for the Republic, Latino Engagement Fund, Media Matters for America, New Media Ventures, New Organizing Institute, Organizing For Action, Progressive Majority, Progress Now, State Engagement Initiative, State Voices, Women’s Equality Center and Youth Engagement Fund.<><>

The most interesting of the D/A documents that have come to light is the one that contains D/A’s “investment recommendations” for 2014. Not only does it list the recommended organizations, but it rates each organization in several categories, sets out the group’s budget for 2014, and shows how much of that budget should be contributed by the 100 members of the "Democracy Alliance." One category in which DA rates the organizations is “Collaboration,” as DA believes that all left-wing groups should coordinate their activities for maximum political impact.

Opportunistic pols like Harry Reid have denounced Charles and David Koch, and others, who contribute to conservative causes as “shadowy,” “secretive” people who dare infest politics with “dark money.”

In that context, it is worth noting that most of the groups to which the Alliance and its elite liberal members contribute are 501(c)(4)s that do not disclose their donors.

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ANALYSIS Buncha sap-happy Dummy/dopes are feeding the Democrats' Democracy Alliance lotsa money---thinking its safe.....going to a "good thing."

That's exactly how Madoff operated. Money-laundering, tax evasion was part of the Madoff mix---helping investors, foundations, and tax-exempts break the law in a seemingly legal way.

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Madoff helped himself to the untraceable money in the process.....and got himself in trouble. When he went to jail for 125 years, investigators found Ponzi King Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities.

COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACIES GALORE Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances.

But the purpose of this complex financial architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.

Dummycrats apparently took notes.

25 posted on 08/04/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Ann Archy

If there is no law, then there is no law


26 posted on 08/04/2014 4:52:27 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: markomalley
No president, Democrat or Republican, has ever dreamed of asserting such unconstitutional authority.

Not true. The father of the modern rat party, FDR, invented this crap. He basically used the constitution for toilet paper. The current bowel movement is just following his example.

28 posted on 08/04/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Diogenesis

Psalm 80 is about God removing our ‘hedges’ and allowing the intruders to eat our fruit when we turn from Him.

Exactly what’s going on in America. We’ve turned from Him.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 4:59:10 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: markomalley

“Can you imagine the furor that would have resulted if President Nixon, in the midst of the Watergate crisis, had asserted the right to repeal or amend federal statutes by decree? No, actually, you can’t. Forget impeachment; he would have been escorted out of the Oval Office by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. What, then, makes Barack Obama special?”

The race card, affirmation action, public schools failure to teach history, the media,...


30 posted on 08/04/2014 5:02:00 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: markomalley
I just wish some people would shut up! Let him do it! Come on Barack, don't be afraid of some little, 'ol law perfesser saying you can't issue executive amnesty. Do it.
31 posted on 08/04/2014 5:04:45 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: markomalley

What, then, makes Barack Obama special?...He is a mullato.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 5:05:00 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: spacejunkie2001

I realized in October 2008 that a coup was being put in place. I still do not think we have seen the end-game for this regime.


33 posted on 08/04/2014 5:05:16 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: markomalley

Of course, he would pronounce it “cowp”


34 posted on 08/04/2014 5:06:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Diogenesis
America is a land without borders, without Law

Not true. In fact there are two sets of laws. One for us peasants and another for the government thugs who keep us in line. For example, Police can shoot anyone's dog they want to, but you go to jail for looking funny at a police dog (sorry "canine officer")

35 posted on 08/04/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: bert

Obama has worked very hard to remake the military and replace much of the leadership. He has half of the population enthralled with him and will never back his forceful removal. The only possibility as you indicate would be a fast counter coup and then the need to arrest the Obamabots in government and suppress the leftist terrorists in the general population. It will be bloody, but what is now happening is the death of the country. There is no good outcome left for the country.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 5:10:29 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: markomalley

V.I. Lenin once said, “one man, one vote, one time.”


37 posted on 08/04/2014 5:13:24 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: markomalley

Americans (Liberals and half-as&^ed Conservatives) it seems, are not at the gag point yet with all “O’s” usurpation and abuse of power.

They are waiting to have it shoved a little further up their hoo ha, because they’re actually liking it!!!

The rest of us can’t wait for this jerk to get out of office.


38 posted on 08/04/2014 5:23:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: agere_contra

> In the meantime please bring your A-game to these threads.
> Defeatism is the kiss of death, FRiend.

Good advice, but sometimes I feel like we’re defending the Alamo.


39 posted on 08/04/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley

“...a sign that someone in the White House is in touch with reality.”

Could it be that psychotic adolescents would accept reality?

Just asking.

IMHO


40 posted on 08/04/2014 5:23:56 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Vaquero

my fears too.


41 posted on 08/04/2014 5:25:35 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Safetgiver

Also a Kenyan Sunni Muslim .


42 posted on 08/04/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: IMR 4350

Can you elaborate?


43 posted on 08/04/2014 5:28:08 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yes but the soldiers do the fighting!!


44 posted on 08/04/2014 5:28:11 AM PDT by GregB (Holding my breath till Quinn and Rose come back!!!)
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To: magua
I would rather deal with Joe...

A 'Rat who at least does not appear to be totally enthralled with Alinsky tactics as 0' and H! in fact worship.

[although, his white-teeth smiling is the Alinsky ridicule-them tactic]

45 posted on 08/04/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Beagle8U

“...he would have been escorted out of the Oval Office by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.”

Who is the Chairman now? Is this something that can really be done?


46 posted on 08/04/2014 5:31:56 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: IMR 4350
No, but Hillary Clinton is and Obama is her puppet."

Her highness was in town recently. Local radio interviewed a young woman waiting on line and her response has haunted me..."HRC can clean up the mess from Obama".

47 posted on 08/04/2014 5:32:00 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: markomalley; 2ndDivisionVet; Mr. K; Ann Archy; F15Eagle; Impy; GraceG
Despite the Movie JFK being made by Oliver Stone, and his freaking insanity, it does have a great scene with Donald Sutherland and an Excellent quote applicable to Ubama (ironic seeing as Oliver Stone is a Communist and wants this)

No Matter how many die, No Matter how much it costs, the perpetrators must be on the winning side, and never subject to prosecution FOR anything, BY anyone, That is a Coup d'État

http://youtu.be/xuUtu2xRGgY?t=3m23s

So if a few Hondurans Die in the Texas Desert? Or an Ambassador is left to die because they were running guns to ISIS?

What Difference Does it Make?

48 posted on 08/04/2014 5:32:16 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: markomalley

He IS the coup.


49 posted on 08/04/2014 5:32:47 AM PDT by ripley
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To: markomalley
I don't think a "President Biden" will be as bad as some people think:

Ok, maybe I'm wrong...

50 posted on 08/04/2014 5:41:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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