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Stage a coup says Trump's buddy Flynn

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Of course they don't call it a coup, but it's one. Fortunately the military won't go along. But that's what "conservatives" are like these days - traitors promoting treason. They should be arrested, tried and face the full weight of the law.

    The idea that the U.S. military would oversee a new nationwide presidential election — ordered under martial law by President Donald Trump — is “insane in a year that we didn’t think could get anymore insane,” a defense official tells Military Times.


    Calls for martial law and US military oversight of new presidential election draws criticism

    Yet retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn promoted that exact idea Tuesday evening when he tweeted a press release from an Ohio-based conservative political organization.

    Calling former Vice President Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 victory over Trump “fraudulent,” the Ohio-based “We The People Convention” took out a full-page ad in the Washington Times on Tuesday urging Trump to “immediately declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a re-vote.”
     
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  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    All "conservatives" should be arrested & tried?
    Dang....the courts will be busy indeed.
     
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    What an imagination. Tom Clancy would be proud.
     
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    If General James Mattoon Scott was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs with Trump as president, it might have happened. Kirk Douglas would have stopped them, though.
     
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    The US needs to rethink its election and transition protocols. There was no need until now but Trump is showing the flaws in the process. The damage a sour loser president can cause is just too much.
     
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    The descent into farce and hysteria continues.

    Last night I watched Episode 3 of the CNN series The Cold War. One of the things that is impressive is the maturity, thought and long-term vision that characterises President Truman, his advisers and the commentators from that era being interviewed about it. At that time, the USA really did steer a large chunk of the world, almost single-handedly, out of the destruction of war towards a better future, with tremendous far-sightedness and generosity. Both president and both house of Congress were able to act together, decisively, and to a fair degree altruistically, for the good of the world - and hence their long term interest.

    And today we have this.:confused:

    The United States seems to have given up on any shared sense of reality or truth, and to be riven by childish squabbling. Can it recover its poise and be a force for good in the world again? With the rise of Chinese dictatorship we need it. Biden and his successors have a huge task.
     
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  7. Sunstone

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    I agree with the OP. Calling for martial law and new elections is the equivalent or near equivalent of attempting to stage a coup.

    Does anyone know how many prominent Republicans and/or conservatives are denouncing this move? Or is it the nowadays usual silent cowardice from that side of the aisle?

    I'll be glad when Trump is gone and the Republican leadership in Washington can have their balls back.
     
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  8. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I'm not worried. Republicans have Chuck Norris.
     
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    Boots got licked, which caused heads to swell, which lead to delusions and denial.
     
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    This castration might be perminant as long as the american people retain their memory.
     
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    The article is confusing. If that tweet should ever be removed the article won't make sense. To make sense of it requires following the link in the tweet which goes to the advert which does, indeed, propose an illegal, unconstitutional and treasonous suggestion.

    I'm glad some military persons in the dept. of defense had the presence of mind to denounce his traitorous tweet. Once you have a military election you'll always have a military election. What is he, stupid?
     
  12. sun rise

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    Yeah, well, I was engaging in tit-for-tat with those who brand all Democrats as dictatorial socialists who would grab everyone's guns, destroy capitalism and turn the USA into an atheist hellhole.

    But note the scare quotes around "conservatives". That should have alerted you to the possibility that I was making a side-comment.

    Yeah, I know. The military is full of socialist traitors, calls for a coup are just jokes and that your side would never ever ever do anything wrong. It's only them (people like me) who are evil while angels smile down upon you.
     
  13. Revoltingest

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    Did you notice that I responded mirthfully?
     
  14. Twilight Hue

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    Tom Clancy would have written that as well. Gotta build up the plot.
     
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    The above reminds me of what P. T. Barnum said.

    [paybacks are ....]
     
  16. Father Heathen

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    Trump and his worshipers don't have the depth for a worthwhile plot.
     
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  17. sun rise

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    Please take into account my inability to translate @Revoltingest mirth into @sun rise mirth and emoji accordingly.
     
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