Get to your Fightin' Holes

Fun stuff in Afghanistan today - these are fighting holes for sleeping. No mistake - they look like graves.

We have the lead general basically committing treason against the President, forcing Obama into a tough spot - fire him, and do all the work necessary to implement new teams, or keep him on and finish the plan (sometime a year from now)?

Either way, the press will feast on this, the wingnuts will use whatever decision is made that Obama is the worst, etc, etc. Par for this terrible course, alas.

However, it gets - or could get  -much, much worse. In the back of mind, coup alarms are going off. At this point, the Repuglican party has ZERO interest in actually acting like a responsible political opposition party; rather, they have fully embraced a sole policy of HATE OBAMA.

And if there were to gain numerical advantage in the House this Fall, well, can you guess what's coming? Impeachment. Here's a nice blurb about Darrel Issa, who's been conferring with noted Congressperson Michelle Bachman on the issue of impeachment:
Issa has told Republican leadership that if he becomes chairman, he wants to roughly double his staff from 40 to between 70 and 80. And he is not subtle about what that means for President Barack Obama. 

At a recent speech to Pennsylvania Republicans here, he boasted about what would happen if the GOP wins 39 seats, and he gets the power to subpoena. 

“That will make all the difference in the world,” he told 400 applauding party members during a dinner at the chocolate-themed Hershey Lodge. “I won’t use it to have corporate America live in fear that we’re going to subpoena everything. I will use it to get the very information that today the White House is either shredding or not producing.” 

Has Obama actually done anything worthy of impeachment? Of course not. Think that matters? Of course not. Think the Media won't play right along? 

So, come January 2011, consider this environment: The House begins launching special prosecutors, one after the other, at the White House. The charges are all frivolous, but "where there's smoke there's fire, amiright"? The media breathlessly repeats every Repug talking point, eventually this non-stop propaganda effects regular people, and we have a Presidency ready to be toppled. Throw in some well timed Military backed challenges to the President's authority, maybe Cheney can get the Israelis to act out, and whammo! American Coup.

I wish this was a paranoid fantasy, but it's not. These people are evil, insane, and will do anything to regain power. 
This upcoming election is as important as 2008, and I can only pray at this point that Team Obama fires up the same "get out the vote" machine for these mideterms. Otherwise, this might be the final beginning of the end (the end began sometime during Nixon's term).

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