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It's time to call things what they are.

This is a coup attempt.

A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

Or a putsch:

a violent attempt to overthrow a government.

You may argue that there is no violence here, but I would argue that throwing the world economy into chaos, inflicting misery on an entire populace and denying them basic rights is indeed violent.

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We are not being strong enough.  I think we are just all kind of excited, that, you know, we sort of are able to hang together, and not cave, mostly, well, except for that little wobble here that we might be willing to talk about after all, if the conditions were right...

No.

We need to start using the correct language.  These are anti-American traitors who want to bring down America, shirk their Constitutional duties, and spit in the face of voters.  The right wing saturates us in these emotionally laden terms, which is why we don't "go there" -- they feel so watered down and meaningless to us.  But like reclaiming "Yankee Doodle", we need to use the correct terms when they are called for, and hopefully focus some well deserved pressure where it belongs.

These people are attempting to overthrow the government.  Nothing short of destruction of the American way.

And they giggle about it.

Think about that.  They are laughing at the destruction of the will of the people.

They are laughing that they are denying people the opportunity to enroll in cancer trials.  They are laughing that they will crater the market and take people's meager 401k with it.  They are making it impossible for kids to go to Head Start.

So exciting for them!

It is great that Bernie Sanders tweets the facts -- that bad faith billionare money is behind the putsch.  Good on him.  Why are we not tweeting back that he is in a building with #anti-Americans, and hang in there?  

Use these words as they were intended.  On signs, on Twitter, on Facebook...maybe we can even get the brain dead media to use them.

Boehner wants points on a board?  How about a game of darts, you #traitor?  

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