Skip to comments.Obama Risks a Domestic Military Intervention
Posted on 05/19/2010 11:22:07 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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.
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:
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Agreed - it would never happen.
Let’s hope we never have to find out.
I know: say there is going to be an intervention over his birth certificate...that would get them going.
October 01, 2009
Yesterday, an article by one John L. Perry appeared very briefly on the Newsmax web page purporting to advocate a military coup against the Obama administration. Tom Maguire called "the silliest thing I read today, or maybe this year." The article was very quickly taken down, but in the meantime lefties were up in arms hollering treason.
On Tuesday, September 29th, GOP wingnut John L. Perry wrote a piece on Newsmax advocating for a violent military coup to resolve the Obama problem.
Under the headline Pulled NewsMax Article: Right Wing Fantasy Gone Mad, The Daily Banter raved,
The pulled NewsMax article imagining a military coup in the United States really is a riot to read. While it is of course utterly offensive and would have probably led to the writers death in most other countries, it provides a fascinating insight into the mind of a socially dysfunctional fantasist.
At his blog Dissenting Justice Professor Darren Hutchinson wrote, Rightwingnut John Perry Fantasizes About a "Military Coup" to Eliminate President Obama. The professor also offered a link to Perry's Newsmax bio as if to prove it. Imagine my surprise at finding this:
Perry also has had a distinguished career in public policy. He served President Lyndon B. Johnson as deputy under secretary of commerce and was a White House speech writer and race-relations trouble-shooter for President Johnson.
In the Jimmy Carter administration, he was executive assistant to the under secretary of Housing and Urban Development and was interim director of public information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Perry was also assistant to the president of the National Association of Broadcasters, a member of the top-management team and director of public relations for the 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., and an academic fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, Calif.
My emphasis above. Turns out John L. Perry was a member of the Johnson administration, the Carter administration, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Right wing? GOP? Wikipedia had this to say about the Center:
The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California was an important think tank from 1959 to 1977, declining in influence thereafter. The Center held discussions in a variety of areas that it hoped would influence public deliberation. It attained some controversy with its conference of student radical leaders in 1967, and with a suggested new United States Constitution proposed by Fellow Rexford G. Tugwell.
And just how right wing is a think tank that entertained a theory that the U.S. needs a new Constitution?
With the popularity of Obama's health care plan sinking like a rock, lefties are in a panic. They've long since passed the point where anyone who opposes anything Obama is labeled racist, or unpatriotic, or both. They blame talk radio for stirring up the opposition, and they've been looking at ways to shut it down.
In John L. Perry I believe we have a lefty who's found his chance to make a difference. There's no military coup or any other kind of coup going on, and certainly "no right: wing coup. Our bloodless coups are scheduled ever four years. We call them elections. But aside from 2006 and 2008, lefties haven't been doing all that well. It's Rush Limbaugh's fault.
So along comes John L. Perry with his wild speculation on the chances for a military coup. I suspect he's doing his part to build the case for curbing talk radio. In the interest of national security, of course
Mark for later.
Certainly those people (and Obama himself) must know there’s no way conservatives would ever rally for such a thing...under any circumstances.
Ombama needs to be removed from office and tried for treason.
“The soft revolution begins in Nov.”
And the ‘HARD’ one starts?
It’s only justified if he usurps the elections in some material way. If we re prevented from asserting majority will at the ballot box. Violence, revolt, etc, are all instantly justified. (IE,, Hugo making himself president for life)
If we have free elections and simply can’t win, revolt will never reestablish freedom. Because if you can’t win in a free ballot, and take over with the rifle, why would you ever hold the next scheduled election you are sure to lose?
And that is why such governments become authoritarian. Only a direct prevention of free elections justifies this. (and ACORN democrat fraud is a true step in that direction)
I pray for this each and every day.
You pray Psalms 109:8 daily too, eh? ;-)
“Lets hope we never have to find out.”
Is Burt Lancaster involved?
That explains it.
Starts with no AF1, no Marine 1 trips. No free golf.
“Certainly those people (and Obama himself) must know there’s no way conservatives would ever rally for such a thing...under any circumstances.”
I sense that you advocate it. Well, you won’t get me to advocate it. We still DO have elections. This is reactionary nonsense.
Ah... sorry, mate, but I believe it is a Constitutional Republic.
He’s not stupid....a rigged election would never be conducted openly. Besides, I’m not convinced Obama even needs to rig elections in this country.
That’s about as likely as a coup!
NOT Rubbish! Two of us heard this being discussed in a booth behind ours in a diner. Nuff said. Don't even ask ... just don't totally dismiss it, my friend.
We may not ADVOCATE it..but it may become NECESSARY to take back our country! I still say do not doubt that there will be rampant election fraud to keep the Marxists in the White House.
Da plane!, Da plane!!, is broken.
Annie, 85% of what is happening right now was considered “unrealistic” a couple of generations ago. Granted we have never had to consider anything like this before but to ignore the possibility is to invite it. I believe there was an ill-planned and unpopular move toward a military coup during the FDR administration. Very few people ever even heard about it but consider how history might have been changed if it had succeeded.
Remember; All civilizations and all nations fall... eventually. The bigger the nation or the more entrenched the civilization, the harder the fall. The United States of America is not immune to this rule.
I don’t advocate it, because we haven’t even taken reasonable steps to resist the Obama agenda. Seems we would employ those tactics first, but I’m not convinced there is any stomach even for those steps.
“The US military is far too professional and too well-disciplined to ever descend to the level of some banana-republic army.”
That’s what was said about the Wehrmacht in the 1930’s too. They jumped right into the abyss.
Yep, I just can’t bring myself to watch Olbermann. I might be able to stomach a transcript of his show to scan but the guy makes my skin curl just looking at him. (It would be
easier for me to have a picture of my ex on desk than looking at this guy.) lol
Colonel..what is your perception as to what the military really thinks of this administration?
There is not going to be a military coup to remove Obama.
But..... If 0 federalizes the AZ guard to intervene with the enforcement of the new AZ law.
Well, its anybody’s guess where that road goes. Don’t forget... This type of thing happened in the 1950s when Eisenhower ordered the guard to enforce the integration of Central High School on Little Rock, AR.
I don’t think AZ will back down as easy as the Governor of AR did.
I call Bovine Fecal Mattah on this one!
They might be sent in to clean up the mess after the fact, but I don’t see our military initiating a new Civil War! For EITHER side!
SFC, US Army (Ret)
Ah... sorry, mate, but I believe it is a Constitutional Republic.
It seems that I'm reading about this kind of stuff, quite a bit, here on Free Republic, in that FReepers consider it a good liklihood of happening, actually ...
ALSO..., when you read the "birther threads" ... you'll hear advocates for taking out Obama militarily ... just like this, too. In fact, I don't doubt that some of those "birthers" show up here saying the same thing and confirming this ... LOL ...
how can people who supposedly believe in the constitution and this country’s institutions ever support the idea of a military coup?
the last thing I ever want to see in this country is rule by some wannabe banana republic military junta.
What do you call ‘reasonable steps’? I see Tea Parties and voter turnout ousting the old guard Dems. And a fed up country. We’ll see in November if we haven’t taken reasonable steps.
He is not eligible to assume the presidency under Art II Section 1. That is the basis for any action. Especially since everyone else is cowards.
I took an oath to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. That does not make this country a third world one. Our oath is unique in the military structure of the world and precludes ever becoming a third world nation.
Yes! And it should would be fun to collect those love letters from Ava Gardner.
TPM is far out there on the left. It has been used for policy shaping and coordination between the various leftwing outlets.
Sounds like the demonization they’ve been running against everything right of center.
Of course, it may mean they’re preparing to “protect” the administration.
Thanks, but I also note that we do have quite a few FReepers who pretty much advocate the same thing, in that the military should take Obama out of office, as they are our last line of defense and that we have to do this in order to “preserve the Constitution” (you know... violate the Constitution in order to preserve it ... :-) ...).
I’m not an advocate of that, I’m just saying that people here are advocating that sort of thing and that it’s necessary with Obama and that they are getting ready for an “Armed Revolution” in which (if they have to) they will actually be fighting some of these same military that we are talking about here — and yes... these Freepers are serious, according to what they say ...
Just sayin’ — that’s all... and I don’t support that idea ... at all ... :-)
Back to ya, mate! *cheeky grin*
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. — Author Unknown
I have my doubts too...but intervention could occur should he and his theatre of the bizarre order “troops” to begin a round-up of or fire on citizens.
Throughout history, there have been those that say the world is ending and those that say it isn’t...just pick a side and wait, maybe it will before you die, maybe it won’t.
442 comments on that thread now.
It had over 150 in the first hour, IIRC.
I think most people have this “uneasy feeling that there is going to be a major negative change in lifestyle soon”.
I’ve heard this expressed from various and disparate information sources.