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Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:11 PM

Stop Calling It An Attempted Coup

Stop calling it an attempted Coup.

At best, it was a failed coup.

At worst, because it was political coup, it will take years to determine if the coup was successful.

So, far - it looks successful.

The Supremes were stacked and folded.

The DOJ remains incapacitated.

The U.S military did not engage on the 6th, but sitting on the sidelines could have been benign or overt support for the coup, as well.

If only, James Comey had kept his mouth shut.

Hillary would be in her second term and we would have a favorable Supreme Court for the rest of our lives.

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Response to OldFriend (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:15 PM

1. Hillary would be in her second term and we would have a favorable Supreme Court for the rest of our

lives. Now, we have this shit to deal with.

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Response to OldFriend (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 02:16 PM

2. Repugs have encouraged administrative coups in Latin America for years - so naturally they'd import

the tactic here at home before long.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 03:40 PM

3. GOP tactics are right from the KGB and CIA handbooks.

On how to overthrow governments we don't like.

It was only a matter of time before these tactics were used on the US.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:02 AM

8. +1

They take to authoritarianism, like a fish to water.

Or Trump to piss.

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Response to OldFriend (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:00 PM

4. It was a failed coup. Yes, there could be another attempt. SCOTUS, DOJ, etc are clear

signs of dysfunction in the U.S., government. The military fucked up making an appearance with Trump at the Lafayette Square fascist attack on peaceful protestors, and were reluctant to become involved again without clear orders from the chain of command. Jan 6 was a situation that should nave been handled by the National Guard and the police, not the military.

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Response to OldFriend (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:35 PM

5. I view at as an ongoing coup. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 06:16 PM

6. Bill Maher has called it a "slow-moving coup" for quite some time...

... even BEFORE Jan 6th.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 06:21 PM

7. Hm. I would go along with that.

All three branches of government corrupted.

It's horrifying.

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Response to OldFriend (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2022, 01:13 AM

10. Pretty sure this belongs in General Discussion

Thought I was gonna be reading a published editorial

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