Resolving the “Obama Problem” or The Coup Coup Right Wing!

Newsmax.com is a right-wing news blog that publishes content from a host of contributing authors, one of whom is John L. Perry who has a long history with Newsmax.  Yesterday, Newsmax published a piece from Perry in which he reported that high levels within the military were considering a “bloodless coup” to remove Obama from power.  Newsmax has pulled the piece, and it no longer appears on Perry’s author page, but the full text is available in several places, including here, below the fold:

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.

Talking Points Memo has the complete story.

The right is getting wackier and wackier as we go along here!  Newsmax has backed off the piece, but it’s out there, and there will undoubtedly be more just like this.  Newsmax tried to claim that Perry was an unpaid blogger, but he has written a regular column for them since 1999, and is prominently listed on the bio page of all the Newsmax columnists.  Is this what is supposed to happen when a party loses an election in the United States, or is it just when the Republicans lose?

When columnists regurgitate garbage like this to incite and make a buck, we all lose as it takes us one step closer to the abyss.

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10 responses to “Resolving the “Obama Problem” or The Coup Coup Right Wing!

  1. You may find it abhorrent since it is anti-Obama and I may find it uncomfortable because I’m not a huge proponent of military coups, but it’s not “wacky.” A lot of those questions are being asked right now by men and women in service. I know; I hear some of them on an almost daily basis.

    • Of course it’s wacky! If anything like that ever happened, it would be a direct result of the bullshit coming out of the paranoid, racist right-wing media, and the rest of the country, the sane 80% would never support it. You would have blood in the streets.

      I don’t doubt what you say, but there is only one place stuff like that could come from.

      • You’re wrong. In the case of our servicemen it’s that Obama has pretty much destroyed their faith in our government’s support of them. They already had little or no faith in Congress, but Obama added the White House to the list of non-supporters. A lot of them are scared and angry, and they have every right to be.

        If there’s a coup though, it’ll be silent or near silent and there’ll be no blood in the streets, possibly no blood at all. It’ll be handled by telephone calls and a couple meetings. In fact, almost everything, including Obama’s Presidency, would look just the same to anyone looking in from the outside.

      • Nonsense! Obama has done absolutely nothing to deserve those kinds of feelings, except in the view of the Glenbeckians. He certainly has done nothing unconstitutional. He certainly isn’t a socialist, hell he isn’t even a liberal.

        Talk like this is not productive, and only impedes our progress back towards some sense of normalcy. If the military wanted to coup someone, they should have done it to Bush. Instead, they permitted operatives to torture prisoners in direct violation of the UCMJ and international treaties.

        The Rethuglicans should concentrate on winning elections, not ginning up these kinds of red herrings that merely distract us from what’s important. We have health care to pass, EFCA and climate legislation, plus deal with all the crap left by the previous administration. Quite a load!

        Also, don’t forget that Obama was elected with quite a majority. Do you think we are all going to sit by while the military takes over the country? Don’t be a fool, and don’t think for a minute that nobody would find out. That’s crazy!

      • Pete, this guy John Nolan (jonolan) was on our site (www.the44diaries.com) yesterday, promoting violence against the President. Real swell idea in his mind, might be “necessary to preserve Freedom” That’s just peachy in John Nolan’s Brooklyn I guess.

        Strange times, indeed.

      • GeoT,

        Is publishing my name suppose to scare me? Please! Get over yourself.

  2. The content might be offensive to some but he wrote an opinion which after publishing got yanked. Censorship doesn’t solve the “Obama problem” either.

    • The comment isn’t so much offensive as stupid! You see, the point is that there is NO “Obama problem” whatsoever. He is doing OK as far as most of us are concerned, it’s just the Glenbeckians who seem to have a problem.

      • If there’s no problem with Obama then why is this situation happening? Hmmmm? If it’s such a small minority of people who detest the man, why are you so worried?

      • The problem isn’t Obama, it’s the right-wing nutcases that are agitated by morons like Perry. Go home and take your meds, it will be better in the morning. And yes, I know that it’s just a small minority of people, but it only took one of you (well, two) to blow up the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.

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