Skip to comments.Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?
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 administrations oft-reported plan to issue executive amnesty to five or six million illegal immigrants in violation of federal law. Glenns 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 detat.
That is just what the Obama administration has done, and reportedly will continue to do. When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decreeto name just one example, substituting 2014″ for 2013″ in a critical provision of the statutehe 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 cant. 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 impeachmentasserting the right to rule by executive decree, and repealing the nations immigration laws by fiatperhaps 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 lets not let down our guard.
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.
I think it is more probable that he will ask Congress to pass, in effect, an enabling act and that Congress will do it.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
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
Impeach now. All the arguments against this ignore that a would-be tyrant on the defensive is not as 'flexible'.
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.
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.
Obama’s just the front man.
The coup is fait accomplis.
All that’s left is the handwringing.
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 ClowardPiven 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.
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.
There is another coup...... a coup de main
He should worry
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.
Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?
No, but Hillary Clinton is and Obama is her puppet.
Joe Biden. A laughable chief executive. Anything he tries will be laughed at and ignored by congress.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Kill their soldiers?
If not we would not have made cheap disposable ones and dropped them to civilians in Europe during WW2
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