“We cannot tolerate this any longer,” said the former CIA Director at the head of the table. “We have to forcibly retake the government from Donald Trump. It is the only way save our democracy.” His audience nodded solemnly. The men and women gathered at that secret February meeting on the top floor of 241 West 41st Street, the New York Times building, were Democrat politicians, media figures, retired and active members of the federal security bureaucracy, and several Establishment Republicans, and they were at wit’s end. There simply was no other choice. Donald Trump must be replaced, and it no
Don´t put one thing past the Establishmentarians. I´m guessing that they would do anything to get their power back and destroy this country before the President has a chance to totally undo and imprison them. As far as I´m concerned, they´re all traitors to the American people.
#4 I´m with you the one thing missing in this hypothetical coup is WTP objecting. First I don´t believe the military would support such a coup and secondly WTP are armed and that would be a tipping point for us. If the country can survive eight years of the America hating obama and his sycophants and their illegal and Unconstitutional acts it can survive an America loving President Trump! But do I believe that the Rinos, the uniparty, and elite establishment are thinking of taking such actions absolutely!
We will find out how much the Washington crowd and their big-money big-government globalista backers will go to stay in power. Think this scenario will only happen if they cannot buy or steal elections. They already control everything except the executive branch, and probably think they can nullify Trump. They think they will re-assert their power over the executive branch in 4 years. Certainly 8 years. They are patient.
Wishful thinking. Cue the rank and file mutiny against the Obama holdover generals. Trump is with the military rank and file, and he, Chief of Staff Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Mattis grow more and more capable of organizing the mutiny: "top down, bottom up, inside out". It is one thing to give the order: another to have it carried out.
The collective progressive head explosion of 2016. Could it happen? It did.
The slow and agonizing death of the democrat party. Could it happen? It already has.
The military has a hundred times more respect for Donald Trump than they did the Kenyan dicktater. They would no more turn their weapons on their neighbors and fellow citizens than the police would come door to door to confiscate the weapons of private citizens. Hussein and Holder tried to initiate that with Fast & Furious, they got burned. Don´t mess with American patriots.
No it won´t happen. Anyone here remember Seven Days in May? A novel turned movie with Lancaster and Douglas about the Military taking down the President. Didn´t happen in the movie either. Good reason being that in the end the President is Commander and Chief and the US Military (with a few exceptions of "desk soldiers" at the Pentagon) are in the end will obey the Commander-no matter how nuts they may think he is. Clinton and Obama hated them, and they knew it, still they followed orders-that is what soldiers do. Maybe when we are 80% Mexican we will forget that and follow our South of the Boarder history, but not now.
This meeting has already happened. Their plan is already in progress but I don´t think it unfolds as written in the article. I think the Deep State Complex can and will use the utter and abject stupidity so many Americans possess to run a successful coup. We idiotically chose the Penn and Teller clear cup having no ball in it, while NOT choosing the two clear cups WITH the balls in them after the magic trick for decades. The Alinsky doctrine is being used more and more every day and quite successfully, especially on a hapless and feckless GOP who are clearly for ousting Trump any way they can.
Like it wasn´t Obama´s fault he was elected twice, it won´t be their fault should the coup be successful. It will be ours.
This is why all the baseless Enemedia accusations against the president are not just irresponsible and grossly dishonest, but a real threat - they intend to subvert and wear down support (especially within the GOP) to the point where an actual coup would have an opportunity window. Deplorables do not label the agents of the DNCMSM traitors for the fun of it.
Just like John Frankenheimer´s "7 Days in May", but with shooting. It is really a kind of horror possibility. Our enemies are not from without. They live and work among us every day. They are our neighbors, and some are even our ´friends" and family.
I agree with #14 about the reference to McConnell rushing through appointments, and removing McPain’s chairmanship. It was impossible to imagine. I always look forward to Kurt’s pieces, but this one is a mess. I thought he was a better writer than to use the hackneyed device of “what if?” predictions of the future, and compound the error by making it a two-parter.
It was very disturbing to read the scenes of AG Sessions being beaten in his home and of the vice president’s plane being shot down. Trump supporters have been loudly and rightly condemning this type of “imagining” from Kathy Griffin, et al, and therefore we cannot let it pass unnoticed when “one of our” writers does the same. It is still dangerous, no matter who does it.
This piece is not up to Kurt’s usual standards. It’s really nothing more than a writer’s exercise and should have been round filed instead of published. I will not be reading Part 2.
Actually, though this is fiction, I already see some "staging" for such a coup taking place.
First, certain prominent people and certain institutions are openly promoting it, not just casually mentioning it. The most egregious examples are John Brennan´s recent speech and Maxine Waters´ incessant repetition of an incipient takeover. Such prominent people give potential footsoldiers "permission" to take it to a more operational level, and the co-conspiratorial enemedia then fan the flames. Brennan in particular, but also Maxine, should in fact be charged for such statements. Unlike Schlichter, their exhortations are not fiction.
Second, I believe that Obama´s efforts to imbed the military with LGBTQ/trans ideologues and committed leftist apparatchiks is a very serious threat to the future reliability of our military to resist such coup attempts. And Obama went out of his way to also swap out flag officers by the dozen, as well as to impose social justice rules and regulations designed to shift allegiance more to social concepts rather than anything else. Many of these people do NOT have the same loyalty to constituion and country that prior generations did. As I´ve observed before, if you´re not even sure what gender you are, you may not be so sure about whose side you should be on.
No, Schlichter´s article may be fiction, for now, but there are those who are working to make it real. We need to start rolling back their early efforts to make it so.
This is not only one writer´s fantasy, Kurt was just the first to put it into print. Many, many failed and frustrated democrats, including Barack Hussein and Hillary Clinton, probably entertain these same thoughts daily. Supposedly, Barry sits in his shadow man cave and plots the resurgence of his foolish and crumbling legacy. As for Hillary, she´s just a bitter harpy wandering around the woods and would pull the trigger herself if she didn´t have hired killers on the payroll.
Over 100 million additional guns have been purchased in the USA by civilians in the last 5 years alone.
Add in the probably 350 million previously owned guns, many of them semi-auto military style rifles and you have the capability to arm every single adult citizen with two guns.
If this were tried, I am as certain as I am that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning that at least two thirds of the active duty and reserves and at least 50 million armed civilians, many with military training, would rise up and reverse this very, very quickly. IMO, any person in any position of power in a city or county government who publicly announced that they supported, or acted in support, of a coup like this wouldn´t survive the day. My guess is that at least 20 to 30 governors would call out their National Guard troops in toto in opposition, bringing tanks, artillery and aircraft against the coup plotters.
Great read, but the hard, cold reality is that it, while the Enemedia and a lot of Swamp Creatures fantasize about it, it very likely would never be even attempted, and if attempted would fail very, very quickly.
I don´t look for anything like this to happen in this country. Just think, every person that is enlisted into the military in this country takes an oath that says "I will obey LAWFUL orders given to me by those above me". And a military coup is NOT a lawful order. And the overwhelming of those elistees actually obey that oath.
Also, there are several million Americans that are armed and know how to use them. And not just hand guns either. There are several million rifles and shotguns out there also. And if the citizens of this country see like something like this happening, I don´t for a minute that they will get together and fight back. Remember that clause about the militia? Well, that is what is and things like this is why it was included in the Bill of Rights.
I live near Fort Knox and know lots of people out there who run the "numbers" to see if Armed Forces can take America, They can´t. According to my friends Alabama is the last battleground and the Government always defeated.
A coup, impeachment, or assassination, has been planned for every GOP president
Nixon...Impeachment (he´s a liar and a crook) Ford ... assassination (Close call from the Manson chick but no cigar) H W Bush...Impeachment (he´s old and senile) Reagan...Impeachment, assassination (again close but no cigar) W. Bush...impeachment (he cheated Al Gore in Florida) Trump...Assassination, coup, impeachment (whatever it takes but it´s still early in his term.
All in all...GOP´s are just too stupid and untrustworthy to ever hold the reigns of power.
Fascinating and scary read - fiction, but I wonder if these are the thoughts going thru the minds of the leftists.
Their hate runs so deep, they will try everything to hobble this President. It´s sickening and they have proved that they are not only immature babies, but also do not understand the laws of this nation.
They are part of the Swamp and have begun to hear the suck of the water and its stench as it drains.
Schlichter sees a coup. Bravo. But how to tell cynical, somnambulist you? Movie treatment. I don´t think he believes in a military coup. This one is working just fine. Slick, invisible, banal, par-boiling us in that pan of water, wearing out the saints, wearing down the culture with political correctness until it is dead Jim, wearing down the military with fairness to WICCA chaplains, calling good evil and winning losing, and successfully achieved education something to be shunned like all white people, and always overloading the system until crashes. This is an American Coup. It was led by a purposely unvetted Manchurian president, unvetted by a seemingly dumb congress that broke its oath to us. This man hated Israel so much he gave nuclear capability to the world´s biggest supporter of chaos and terrorism, a man who is still "worshipped and glorified" by the lost. This guy has skillfully removed America from having any definition at all. We don´t make sense to one another. We are to be Post-Christian, and have no working borders. We now recognize a "deep state" [not "shadow government" which would cause panic] all in for the overtly criminal Obama and Clintons. We have a media committed to untruth either by design or by common delusion. We have wars and rumors of wars. We have a usurping communist goose and America hater as Pope. We have a suicidal muslim world view at war with our own. So you don´t want to call this a coup yet? Anybody out there want to write a better useful watchman´s treatment than Schlichter? Maybe with an ending where senators and judges and priests and presidents are blown away, and one who was shot mortally in the head comes back to life, even stronger and stranger than before?
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