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Old 09-30-09, 02:53 PM
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You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

Just unbelievable.

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Full Text Of Newsmax Column Suggesting Military Coup Against Obama

Here is the full text of John L. Perry's column on Newsmax which suggests that a military coup to "resolve the Obama problem" is becoming more possible and is not "unrealistic." Perry also writes that a coup, while not "ideal," may be preferable to "Obama's radical ideal" -- and would "restore and defend the Constitution." Newsmax has since removed the column from its website.


Obama Risks a Domestic Military Intervention

By: John L. Perry

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:

# Officers swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to "obey the orders of the president of the United States."

# Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.

# They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.

# They can see that the economy -- ravaged by deficits, taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation -- is financially reliant on foreign lender governments.

# They can see this president waging undeclared war on the intelligence community, without whose rigorous and independent functions the armed services are rendered blind in an ever-more hostile world overseas and at home.

# They can see the dismantling of defenses against missiles targeted at this nation by avowed enemies, even as America's troop strength is allowed to sag.

# They can see the horror of major warfare erupting simultaneously in two, and possibly three, far-flung theaters before America can react in time.

# They can see the nation's safety and their own military establishments and honor placed in jeopardy as never before.

So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?

Wait until this president bungles into losing the war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan's arsenal of nuclear bombs falls into the hands of militant Islam?

Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on Iran's nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing or subjugating the Free World?

What happens if the generals Obama sent to win the Afghan war are told by this president (who now says, "I'm not interested in victory") that they will be denied troops they must have to win? Do they follow orders they cannot carry out, consistent with their oath of duty? Do they resign en masse?

Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national survival on such political whims?

Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing heavily on the intellect and conscience of America's military leadership is lost in a fool's fog.

Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a "family intervention," with some form of limited, shared responsibility?

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.

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don't shrug and say, "We can always worry about that later."

In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.
Yeah! Casually suggesting the end of 220 years of uninterrupted peaceful transfers of power through a military coup? Hey, it's the only way to stop Obama from becoming Hugo Chavez.
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Old 09-30-09, 02:55 PM
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

Funny, that's just what Gore Vidal said is going to happen.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

Gore Vidal piece is <a href="http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article6854221.ece">here</a>.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

Keep in mind, that article was written by the man who wrote this (August 2004) article:

Obama Mambo
John L. Perry
Monday, Aug. 9, 2004
Amid the mumbo-jumbo at the Bean Town Demo blah-blah was the ga-ga promo of Chicago politico Barack Obama as the party’s newest Great Pinko Hope.


Leftist media are even now busily endeavoring to orchestrate Obama’s elevation – leapfrogging him out of national obscurity – to the United States Senate. Can 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue be far behind?

Pseudo-journalists are huffing and harrumphing over the audacity of Alan Keyes to oppose Obama by moving his residence from Maryland to Illinois – one of the five “home” jurisdictions of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., if you count the District of Columbia and her Global Village.

Please, No Four-Letter Words

No denying Obama has what it takes for a boffo political career in this era of mass-comm quick-take sound-bites. His last name is loaded for alliteration with letters you can count on the fingers of one hand, with the help of a left pinkie to remind you of his political coloration.

What a godsend Obama is to harried headline writers cursed with a job requirement to shoehorn candidates into one-column width. Ike might otherwise never have made it to the White House.

Think, also, what license the dyslexic rent-a-crowd poster-scribblers will have with Barack Obama’s moniker. Seemingly endless permutations off the letters spelling Obama are good for many a quality-time family-values game of “Anagrams.”

Top of the Charts

Already you can hear rappers ranting out best-seller CDs without once repeating themselves:

“Obama, Boama, Amabo, Maboa.

“Oamba, Bamoa, Abamo, Maoba.

“Oabam, Baoma, Amoba, Moaba.

“Obaam, Bamao, Aobma, Mboaa.

“Obmaa, Bomaa, Aobam, Maaob.”

Captures the very heart and soul of America, doesn’t it?.

Everybody Sing Now

“We’re Barack Obama bound!

“There'll be no heebie-jeebies hanging 'round.

“All aboard Barack’s Express!”

AF-LAC!

Who let that duck in?

John L. Perry, a prize-winning newspaper editor and writer who served on White House staffs of two presidents, is a regular columnist for NewsMax.com.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/.../9/94143.shtml
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

I guess right now it's just the season to propose that whatever the worst thing that could happen may very well happen. The president is doing it, congress is doing it.. So I guess everyone is doing it. I treat stuff like this like spam in my inbox.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

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Gore Vidal piece is <a href="http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article6854221.ece">here</a>.
Oh, Gore Vidal. Such an angry and sad little man.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

There was Coup in the works against FDR in 1933 While American democracy is quite stable, history tells us that assumptions of permanence are always wrong.

I sure thought the communist regimes in Eastern Europe were permanent*. Thankfully not -- and the fall was very sudden. One example: "radical-left commissars" John L. Perry needs to be time-machined back to the commissar era Soviet Union for a little reeducation action on just what "radical-left commissars" are.

In this specific case it amazes me that someone can write (and some new organization will publish) drivel like this.

*So far as my lifetime was concerned, anyway.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

Well, in a country filled with racists, this can't surprise anyone.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

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Keep in mind, that article was written by the man who wrote this (August 2004) article:



http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/.../9/94143.shtml
Well he was right wasnt he
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Well he was right wasnt he
That Obama has a funny sounding name? I suppose so. If there was a point to his article beyond that, it was lost amidst the anagrams for Obama.
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eh. Just another nutcase. Both wings are full of them. Wake me up when someone who actually matters in the slightest says something.
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eh. Just another nutcase. Both wings are full of them. Wake me up when someone who actually matters in the slightest says something.
I will be making a statement shortly.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

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Well, in a country filled with racists, this can't surprise anyone.

Or at least Jokers.
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Funny, that's just what Gore Vidal said is going to happen.
Yeah, but he expected Norman Mailer to lead the revolt & become dictator.
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Funny, that's just what Gore Vidal said is going to happen.
Hopefully, the ghost of William F. Buckley will punch him right in his goddamned face and he'll stay plastered.
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Re: You know, uh, we could have one of those *good* military coups! I'm just sayin'.

I am shocked, shocked to discover people saying crazy shit on Newsmax.

Next someone will discover that the Free Republic and Democratic Underground are full of loons.
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