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  •  When push comes to shove... (1+ / 0-)
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    Noor B

    ...we aren't a Christian nation.  The Tea Party is going to find out just how un-Christian if they tank the economy in order to seize power and start using economic and social terrorism to push their values.

    In a way, I hope they try it because the pendulum backlash will result in the far right being sent back into the wilderness for a really long time.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Ghandi

    by DaveinBremerton on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 08:52:05 PM PDT

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    •  If they let us vote at all. (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, Kentucky DeanDemocrat

      This would be the kind of emergency that, when they have their coup, they can "suspend the Constitution until this crisis is over"

      And then never have an election again.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

      by zenbassoon on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 09:16:13 PM PDT

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      •  The military isn't religious (0+ / 0-)

        In spite of the DKOS impression of the Air Force as a nest of dominionists, the nutbags represent a small but loud part of the force--and they just got handed their asses over DADT.

        They have no way to manage the behavior of the rank and file, and it doesn't take that much disruption to take down operations from within.

        Most of the rank and file come from middle and lower middle class families who would be most directly hurt by a coup attempt.  IMO their loyalties lie with their families and communities, not with a bunch of extreme Righties.  

        The military would also see pretty quickly that committing war crimes on behalf of the eventual loser would be a heavy price for obedience.

        The nutbags simply don't have the mass needed to control a nation this size.  The best they can hope for is to fragment it and take some shithole like Alabama.

        "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Ghandi

        by DaveinBremerton on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 05:48:45 AM PDT

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