We have heard the coup kicked around a lot, in many very different contexts. But who’s really attempting one?
Here’s what the Oxford Dictionary has to say about it.
(also coup d’état)
a sudden change of government that is illegal and often violent
He seized power in a military coup in 2008.
to stage/mount a coup
He was sentenced to death for his part in the attempted coup.
a failed/an abortive coup
She lost her position in a boardroom coup (= a sudden change of power among senior managers in a company).
SEE ALSO palace coup —OxfordLearner’sDictionary
The short answer is, a coup is an unlawful shift of lawful power.
A protest — even one that goes off the rails into violence — does not qualify, because it doesn’t meet the threshold of intent.
But there are other kinds of coups.
The kind where people who lawfully hold power are blocked from using their legitimate powers by those without lawful power to do so.
Let’s keep that in mind as we read about Pelosi’s latest plan.
FLASH: Pelosi worried that Trump has the nuclear codes. pic.twitter.com/TKK0TaL78t
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 8, 2021
In case that font is difficult to read, here’s what it says…
“Pelosi spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable President from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike. The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everthing that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.?
They are afraid about Trump going on the warpath? The same Trump who has just inked several peace deals throughout the same Middle East that Obama, Biden, Kerry, and Clinton left as a smoking ruin just a few years earlier?
Trump, the first President in decades not to initiate a new war, and who was just inappropriately prevented in the last funding bill from WITHDRAWING troops from the Middle East, is supposedly a tyrant with bloodlust in his eyes?
And who are these heroes that claim to be protecting America from the final days of a duly elected President?
Would this be the same Democratic party that did nothing when Obama used the IRS to target and harass the TEA Party? What about when he used Government tools to target journalists to try and learn their sources? How about scrapping Project Cassandra and letting the world’s #2 terrorist go free, and gazillions of dollars of drugs flow into the US while Hezbollah became a world-class criminal cartel, just so that he could ink that Iran deal? And how many new conflicts did Obama get us involved in over his Presidency?
He even had his CIA flunkie John Brennan break into Senate computers so he could know about their discussions on the topic of waterboarding.
It’s the same crop of people who had their hands in the cookie jar when the lawless members of the Obama/Biden administration set events in motion for the Steele Dossier, Crossfire Hurricane and an endless insider coup attempt for the #Resistance to leverage against him.
Some of us REALLY don’t think it’s the PRESIDENT that law-abiding, Constitution-loving Americans need to be protected from here.
Nancy is NOT a good person. She’d have been quite at home under Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot, so long as she gets the good life she wants for herself, and a chance to punish people she doesn’t like.
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