Friday, July 22, 2016

A Military Coup Against President Donald Trump? Not Even

Jamie Kirchick is an extremely talented writer and I've long been a fan. But like that of so many others nowadays, he's gone off the deep end with Trump derangement.

Case in point is his argument that the military should oust a President Trump in a coup d'etat, published at the Los Angeles Times last week, "If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S."

I tweeted something about the absurdity at the time.

But see Breitbart:

And at today's Los Angeles Times letters, "A military coup against President Trump? It's irresponsible even to think of it":
To the editor: James Kirchick’s piece weighing the chances of the military overthrowing President Donald Trump is one of the most grotesque op-ed articles I’ve read. (“If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.,” Opinion, July 19)

A writer who has never served a day in the military — an organization that in its DNA is meant to protect American democracy — arguing that the same organization would launch a coup against a legitimately elected president is a completely reprehensible claim. Kirchick is blithely ignorant of basic civics, and the constitutional structure of our nation speaks to the paucity of his argument.

This is an affront to all military members who swore an oath to protect the Constitution. While Kirchick has a right to say what he did, he should still be responsible for his words.

John Badertscher, Pittsburgh
My thoughts exactly.

There's another letter at the link.

Trump's really bringing out the crazy on the left.