July 21, 2016
By Lorra B.
Most of us have heard that some republicans have been alarmed the closer Donald Trump comes to occupying space within the White House. They had been seeking very creative ways to deny him the Republic Nomination or even replace him with another candidate. Democrats, however, have jumped on the creative bandwagon.
Interestingly, it tends to be the right that instigates a military coup but in this case it is the left-wingers arguing “that an overthrow of the U.S. government might be necessary if Trump is elected president,” reports The Washington Times.
The #NeverTrump movement have worked feverishly to oust Trump and have tried just about everything in the book. From trying to change convention rules to searching for a conservative independent candidate to take him head on in the general election. Both efforts have failed miserably.
Of course the next sensible step would be to use the U.S. Military to actually overthrow the prospective Trump from office. You can’t make this stuff up!
According to Kirchick, “Trump is not only patently unfit to be president, but a danger to America and the world. If Trump wins, a coup isn’t impossible here in the U.S.”
“Voters must stop him before the military has to,” Kirchick went on to say.
The backlash from Los Angeles Times readers has been significant with many comments very critical and calling the article “reprehensible.”
“Is this a joke,” stated one commenter. “Sounds like [it’s] written by some nut job…the LA Times should know better [than] to publish this crap.”
It’s no secret that Kirchick has a distaste for Trump and has many harsh things to say about him but to irresponsibly suggest a military coup seems even a stretch for him.
Kirchick argues, however, that Mr. Trump may command our military to do something “stupid, illegal or irrational… Faced with opposition from his military brass, Trump would perhaps reconsider and back down. But what if he didn’t?”
It seems to me that we have a person currently running this country who does stupid, illegal or irrational things right at this very moment. Why then, Mr. Kirchick, are you not screaming THAT from the rooftops instead of inciting anger and hate with a call for a military coup?
Get it together Mr. Kirchick because what you are proposing would pose a greater danger to America’s security and prosperity, not to mention overall health, of this Great nation.