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June 10, 2013 - 12:19 pm
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Daniel Ellsberg and Rush Limbaugh come at the Obama administration’s actions from different perspectives but they ultimately agree: The Obama government has staged or is staging a form of coup against the American people. Ellsberg believes the evidence for such a coup rests in the Edward Snowden leak of the NSA’s PRISM program. Limbaugh began to arrive at the conclusion that we’ve suffered a coup after the IRS abuse scandal broke, and PRISM locked him in:

We got the IRS starting in 2010 taking action to suppress the political involvement and ultimately votes of Tea Party people and conservative Republicans. This regime, this government, on the orders of the highest level. In fact, that investigation is ongoing. We have Fast and Furious. We have Obamacare. The evidence of the totalitarian nature or the authoritarian nature of this administration is on display undeniably every day and yet in the midst of this, “Well, don’t go off half cocked on this, Rush. Be very levelheaded. Nothing really to see,” as though there’s no context here.

There may be another way of looking at what’s happening. “Coup” implies a hostile takeover. Obama was already president when he took the actions that Ellsberg and Limbaugh describe as a “coup.” Whatever can be said of Obama’s election and re-election, he obtained the majority of the votes. The question is, how did he get them, and are all of them even legitimate votes? Relatedly, did he or his government take any action to suppress his legitimate opposition?

Hackers may or may not take over systems they hack, and may or may not have ill intent. Some hackers claim to be “white hats,” and only do what they do to point out to computer and software makers that their systems have holes that need to be plugged. Other “black hat” hackers hack systems to use them for illicit purposes. Gray hats like Anonymous seem to straddle both sides at times. Whatever their individual methods and purposes may be, hackers all have one thing in common. They identify and exploit their target system’s vulnerabilities. Some hacking is good, such as the Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But what if someone turned a Stuxnet-style full spectrum hack against the American people?

Let’s look back at how Barack Obama may have exploited our constitutional system’s vulnerabilities.

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I can describe the problem by continuing your computer analogy.

Our Constitution is an operating system, and like any OS it has certain minimal hardware requirements without which it cannot run properly. Specifically, it requires an electorate that is reasonably engaged, reasonably educated, reasonably self-sufficient and willing to put principle ahead of personal gain.

We have, at the moment, none of those things. What we have instead is a political party that has mastered the art of wrangling the stupid, selfish and uneducated into the voting booth.

"Hacking" is a good word. Obama and his ilk found the weakness in the system and have exploited it masterfully.
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I miss my country.
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There's one other thing you forgot, Bryan:

In my opinion, a big clue was that one of Obama’s first acts as President in 2009 was to put the U.S. Census under the direct control of the White House. That was unprecedented, and at the time it elicited only a little head-scratching from the punditry.

I thought it was a five-alarm fire, and I knew it could only mean that the next election would be rigged.

In 2012, we didn’t see voter fraud on a massive scale. I think it was done on a micro scale. The detailed Census data enabled them to target precisely those precincts they needed to “tweak” in order to ensure victory.

I believe that we have seen our last free and fair election in America.
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Bottom line: O simply spits on our Constitution & despises it.
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Yes. They just altered the vote by 2%.

Not really fairly elected.
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Bryan, you forgot something that got almost no attention. The hackers, Anonymous, put out a video and a letter claiming to have hacked into Romney's get out the vote program, ORCA and took it down the day of the election. As far as I know, this has never even been investigated.
http://wonkette.com/489966/anonymous-claims-it-stopped-karl-rove-from-hacking-the-election-by-hacking-orca-we-think
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I can describe the problem by continuing your computer analogy.

Our Constitution is an operating system, and like any OS it has certain minimal hardware requirements without which it cannot run properly. Specifically, it requires an electorate that is reasonably engaged, reasonably educated, reasonably self-sufficient and willing to put principle ahead of personal gain.

We have, at the moment, none of those things. What we have instead is a political party that has mastered the art of wrangling the stupid, selfish and uneducated into the voting booth.

"Hacking" is a good word. Obama and his ilk found the weakness in the system and have exploited it masterfully.
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I could mention somebody in 20th century history who came to power by outwardly legitimate means only to sieze illegitimate power -- but if I say his name, Godwin will get me.

I think "coup" is a perfectly appropriate descriptor.
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I will say his name: Adolf Hitler.
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Woodrow Wilson?
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or Putsch, though both imply a sudden surprise attack, whereas
Obama is the penultimate move in a long, long Con.
The best of the bad news is that the world economic collapse
will send us all (who survive it) back to square one; That will
be one crisis of which Team Obama cannot take advantage. :(
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The most anti-American POTUS in history ran an anti-American campaign, and he exploited the Constitution in the process. And this is why the following was evinced when he "won" the election, by hook and by crook - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/07/the-day-liberty-died-the-west-truly-hangs-in-the-balance-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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I miss my country.
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I miss an objective, adversarial press
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It will come back, but by recapitulating the last half of its history; No fun.
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