Two years ago, I railed against a Blogger on the Huffington Post talking of relieving President Bush of his duties. He was wrong. But because it came from the Left, no one disowned it. It was called a joke. Yeah, I was laughing.
Let me link and quote:
General Pace - you have the power to fulfill your responsibility to protect the troops under your command. Indeed you have an obligation to do so.
You can relieve the President of his command.
Not of his Presidency. But of his military role as Commander-In-Chief.
You simply invoke the Uniform Code Of Military Justice.
If you have reason to believe that the President is responsible for "disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces" and for "conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital" then you have the obligation to act.
In addition to relieving him of his command as Commander-In-Chief, you also have authority to place the President under MILITARY arrest.
In all your 39 years of service you have shown total loyalty to the chain of command.
However, given the current imperilment of US troops, and the "Conduct Unbecoming Of An Officer And A Gentleman" of this President - you have a greater responsibility to your nation, your code of honor and to the US Constitution.
I wish you well as you prepare to undertake the most heroic action of your distinguished career.
General Pace - please save the US.
Now from the Right, on News max, there is this (again, more at the link). Even memeorandum has gotten involved today:
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.
For the left, I hope they understand the word Karma. By not following the laws of civility for a President you didn't like, you opened the door when the electoral cycle entered in your favor. Only the Left can stop what they started. We on the Right are still pissed on how you treated Bush and Palin, don't forget that.
I am a partisan, but I believe in the power of honest elections and a free press. Thanks to ACORN, most on the Right don't think the first is possible. And the press, seriously, I've met some activists who think the media has played sides against us since 1960 and 1964. Where is Columbia Journalism Review [CJR] or Democracy in America [DiA] to dispute that fact? Well, CJR is run by a former left leaning Nation magazine editor, and DiA never references Right leaning Blogs. Start there, go deeper.
When is 60 Minutes going after ACORN Voter fraud? Hint: Never.
And if Conservatives and Republicans feel that our views are not getting addressed (as an opposition party)? What happens then?
If I were President Obama, I would bring former Governor Dean, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to the White House for a public statement apologizing on how they treated Bush and Palin. And make a promise to treat Americans who differ, better.
But no Liberal will stand up for First Amendment Rights of dissent (or actual officeholders) for Conservatives and Republicans. This is blow back.
I don't want a Military (or any other) Coup D'etat in America. Period. I don't even like to joke about it on the Political sphere. In a fiction book, fine. But this door was opened during the past 8 years. Only those who opened this door can close it.
But, since I said fiction, what is your idea for an American Coup D'Etat? Describe either 2004 or 2012. Go. Maybe you can sell the movie rights.