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Are We Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat?
May 19th, 2017 at 4:25pm
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It’s nearly incontrovertible that a slow-motion coup d’etat is now taking place. Since November 9, 2016, forces within the U.S. government, media, and partisan opposition have aligned to overthrow the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump.

To achieve this they have undermined the institutions of the Fourth Estate, the bureaucratic apparatus of the U.S. government, and the very nature of a contentious yet affable two-party political system. Unlike the coup d’etat that sees a military or popular figure lead a minority resistance or majority force into power over the legitimate government, this coup d’etat is leaderless and exposes some of the deepest fissures in our system of government. This coup d’etat represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our elites.

Decius writes:

If conservatives are right about the importance of virtue, morality, religious faith, stability, character and so on in the individual; if they are right about sexual morality or what came to be termed “family values”; if they are right about the importance of education to inculcate good character and to teach the fundamentals that have defined knowledge in the West for millennia; if they are right about societal norms and public order; if they are right about the centrality of initiative, enterprise, industry, and thrift to a sound economy and a healthy society; if they are right about the soul-sapping effects of paternalistic Big Government and its cannibalization of civil society and religious institutions; if they are right about the necessity of a strong defense and prudent statesmanship in the international sphere—if they are right about the importance of all this to national health and even survival, then they must believe—mustn’t they?—that we are headed off a cliff.

For Decius, Trump represents the final option to head off the transformation of the American republic into an administrative state where bureaucrats would wield an immutable regulatory dictatorship over the American citizenry.

Codevilla, prescient, went a step further and surmised that the republic was already dead; the Caesarism of an imperial presidency had already usurped it:

Electing either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump cannot change that trajectory. Because each candidate represents constituencies hostile to republicanism, each in its own way, these individuals are not what this election is about. This election is about whether the Democratic Party, the ruling class’s enforcer, will impose its tastes more strongly and arbitrarily than ever, or whether constituencies opposed to that rule will get some ill-defined chance to strike back. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by America’s Founders is probably gone. But since the Democratic Party’s constituencies differ radically from their opponents’, and since the character of imperial governance depends inherently on the emperor, the election’s result will make a big difference in our lives.


http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/19/watching-slow-motion-coup-detat/
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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #1 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:27pm
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We may already be past the point of no return. Some in the White House made it a point to seek dismantling the administrative state, but it appears the administrative state is more than capable of fighting back and seizing additional power through leaks, obstinacy, and partisan rancor — ensuring its survival and propelling what can only be described as a coup d’etat.


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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #2 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:29pm
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Levin caught on early:


MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP!

Mark Levin opened his show today livid over Obama’s announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders. He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-we-are-witnessing-a-gradual-quiet-coup/

Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police.

“His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/emily-richards/mark-levin-weve-had-silent-coup-count...
  
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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #3 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:30pm
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That's just stupid.

The only "coup" is Trump against Trump.
  

A rare moment of candid truth from NorthKoreanFrogmanInvasion(!!), ReeweeWittoBwain:   RWB wrote on Nov 15th, 2017 at 9:32am:
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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #4 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:31pm
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Abe wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 4:29pm:
Levin caught on early:


MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP!

Mark Levin opened his show today livid over Obama’s announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders. He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-we-are-witnessing-a-gradual-quiet-coup/

Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police.

“His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/emily-richards/mark-levin-weve-had-silent-coup-count...


Levin was complaining about Obama signing Executive Orders?  Oh.... OK....

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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #5 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:32pm
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Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump

In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

Levin called the effort a “silent coup” by the Obama administration and demanded that it be investigated.

In addition, Levin castigated Republicans in Congress for focusing their attention on Trump and Attorney General Sessions rather than Obama.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/03/mark-levin-obama-used-police-...
  
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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #6 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:34pm
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Abe wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 4:32pm:
Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump

In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

Levin called the effort a “silent coup” by the Obama administration and demanded that it be investigated.

In addition, Levin castigated Republicans in Congress for focusing their attention on Trump and Attorney General Sessions rather than Obama.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/03/mark-levin-obama-used-police-...


Let me use a different word than stupid. Moronic. Breitbart as a source of anything other than humor is a joke in and of itself.
  

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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #7 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:34pm
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I'm guessing Bill Clinton suffered a coup at the hands of Gingrich, if the OP is our baseline.

Being unpopular and having the opposition attempt to hold you to account is a wee bit different than a coup d'etate. Hyperbolic hyperventilating in an effort to defend the indefensible?
  

For too long have we sat under the thumb of mankind! The time has come to *oppose* that thumb!

A nothing burger!
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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #8 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:40pm
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Mojo-Jojo wrote on May 19th, 2017 at 4:34pm:
I'm guessing Bill Clinton suffered a coup at the hands of Gingrich, if the OP is our baseline.

Being unpopular and having the opposition attempt to hold you to account is a wee bit different than a coup d'etate. Hyperbolic hyperventilating in an effort to defend the indefensible?


Well, I think getting impeached over a blow job is much more exciting than what we have now....

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Re: We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat
Reply #9 - May 19th, 2017 at 4:40pm
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So far we have stupid, moronic, an attack on a source  and a comment about Levin and some nostalglia on Bill Clinton.

I'd say you guys thoroughly refuted it. Undecided

Best we stick to discussing anonymous sources, innuendo and undisclosed sources.


  
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