On Monday, William Gheen, head of the hardline anti-immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration, appeared on conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd's program. He made a pretty chilling revelation--there is actually talk in several right-wing circles about a military overthrow of the Obama administration.
Once again this isn’t just Obama, this is a group of people, we’ve been reading about them for five or ten years now about how they plan to integrate the economies of North America and to do so in a way to do so that bypasses the legislatures, that’s been in all the materials that we’ve read and here it is in front of us. They’re integrating the workforce of North America and the populations of North America and they did just bypass the legislatures. The same cabal has such influence with the media and the Associated Press, I’ll give you example and I haven’t totally muttered this on the air before, right after Obama did this I got a call from an Associated Press writer out of Washington, D.C., she’s like ‘what’s your initial reaction’ and I said, ‘this is, Obama has just exceeded his constitutional authority and acted in a dictatorial manner which we believe removes all legitimacy for his presidency and that we’re gonna be calling on the Republican to remove this man from office as soon as possible.’
And I didn’t say just impeachment. I said remove him from office because some people are also leaning to the words ‘treason’ and talking about the military coming in or somebody just coming in taking this guy into some form of arrest if we’re doing this.
Hear for yourself here. Gheen's coup talk starts at the 18-minute mark.
Earlier, Gheen said that "illegal and violent" activity might be the only way to stop Obama. While he's trying to walk that statement back, he doesn't seem to be backtracking from his claims that there are some putschist elements among the wingnuts.
Suffice to say that somebody needs to find out what Gheen knows about this talk of a coup, and how long he's known it. Almost as disturbing is Mefferd's reaction, or lack thereof, to this diatribe. One would think she would have said, "Whoa, wait a minute--you can't be talking about calling for a military coup. That's completely unacceptable." Nope--she just went to break, as if nothing happened.
So now we know--there are actually people talking about a coup. Granted, it's no surprise that they've never seen Obama as legitimate. But to go this far--staggering.
I haven't been able to find a station list for Janet Mefferd's show. However, she is distributed through the Salem Radio Network. Drop them a line here to complain.
Update: Since this made the rec list, I thought you guys should know that Janet Mefferd is one of Salem Radio's top talk show hosts--she replaced Janet Parshall when Parshall moved over to Moody Radio. In other words, one of the most prominent Christian talk show hosts in the nation allowed a guest to suggest there was talk of a coup against the president--and didn't so much as bat an eyelash. Staggering.