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It’s always been a “coup” attempt, so let’s stop shying away from that C-word

It’s always been a “coup” attempt, so let’s stop shying away from that C-word

When Mark Zaid, a lawyer for the so-called “whistleblower,” tweeted on January 30, 2017, that the “#coup has started,” he was telling the truth.

On December 12, 2016, a month after the presidential election and a month before Trump’s Inauguration, I called the attempt to nullify the 2016 election a “coup” attempt. I don’t know if I was the first to use that C-word, but I was earlier than most.

The issue at that time was the interference with the Electoral College by intimidating Electors into changing their votes using the now-debunked claim of Russia collusion as the excuse, The one thing you must understand about the unfolding media-Democrat Electoral College coup attempt:

We are witnessing nothing short of an attempt to steal the election by some Democrats and a very supportive mainstream and leftwing media, by causing Electors in the Electoral College to go rogue and vote for Hillary, or at least not vote for Trump.

Since then as attempts to unseat Trump by any excuse and means possible developed, we used that C-word numerous times and noted the use of the term by others:

So when Mark Zaid, a lawyer for the “whistleblower” was revealed to have described the efforts to unseat Trump as a coup soon after the Inauguration, consider me not shocked. On January 30, 2017, he tweeted:

#coup has started

Rarely have truer words been tweeted.

It’s attempted grand theft of the presidency and the 2016 election. It started even before Trump took office.

So let’s no longer shy away from calling it what it is.


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Subotai Bahadur | November 7, 2019 at 9:58 pm

When legal political means are overturned by those who deliberately intend to overturn them, those who did the overturning no longer can claim the protections of the law. TWANLOC.

Subotai Bahadur

Let’s also not shy away from saying:

1. The DOJ has found that Eric CIARAMELLA, the Whistleblower, was NOT a whistleblower under the law.

2. Eric Ciaramella is NOT entitled to anonymity.

3. The coup consprator Eric Ciaramella is named as a spy/FBI confidential informant planted in the Whitehouse by Strock and Page. Eric Ciaramella’s spy code name was Charlie.

4. The so called whistleblower IS ERIC CIARAMELLA.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to garybritt. | November 8, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Hear. Hear. More on this at the American Thinker.

    The voters are not remotely as gullible as Schiff, et. al. think they are.   The leftists and their partners in the media have long believed that they can lie to the American people with impunity, that we will not see their lies for what they are.  Of course, all the like-minded leftists who are Trump-deranged do believe their lies; they need to.  To hardcore lefties, the truth is like sunshine to a vampire.  They are as resistant to reason, facts and truth as pols like Schiff.  They will cut off lifelong friends and family rather than confront a fact in opposition to their own false beliefs. 

    Despite the release of the Mueller Report, Trump-deranged leftists still cling to the false notion that Trump colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary when the truth, the facts, have long been available to the public.  It was Hillary and her disciples at the highest levels of our intel and law enforcement agencies who colluded with numerous persons around the globe to destroy Trump.  When IG Horowtiz, AG Barr and John Durham present their reports on the origins of the Russia hoax, these blinkered lefties will ignore them as surely as Schiff has ignored the conclusion of the Mueller Report.  

    We already knew that the so-called whistleblower is an entrenched anti-Trump activist, carefully coached by Schiff and his staff to bring about the current Ukraine nonsense.  Mr. Ciaramella was a willing plant with allegiance to John Brennan.  He’s been in on the plot to unseat Trump from day one.

    Remember that group picture of the Obama loyalists taken on the day of Trump’s inauguration?  He is there amongst the catastrophically disappointed, in the back row on the far right.  

    Eric Ciaramella, aged 33, a low-level CIA, GS-13 analyst.

    At 5’3” and 143 lbs. the slight build, brown eyed and dark-haired, bearded, straight male, with a
    size 8 shoe size
    , according to official records, was detailed to both the Obama and Trump National Security Council staffs — from Langley –the Agency.

    The so-called “whistleblower” is in truth, anything but.

The more we learn about the criminal Democrats and the noxious American left, the stronger becomes my conviction that Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin was a great man.

    bobtuba in reply to tom_swift. | November 7, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    And I’ve developed a newfound respect for Augusto Pinochet.

      Milhouse in reply to bobtuba. | November 7, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Why newfound? Pinochet saved Chile from communist tyranny, and protected it for the better part of two decades. He took power at the desperate request of the legislature and judiciary, which Allende was in the process of crushing. He had the USA’s blessing but no material aid, since he didn’t need any.

      Twice he submitted his rule to a referendum; the first time the people confirmed that they were glad he was protecting them and wanted him to continue, and that remained the case throughout the cold war. Only when the USSR was no longer a threat did the people say that they wanted to go back to democracy, and he obeyed their wishes without protest.

      It was shameful that a later government turned on him, brazenly broke the deal under which he voluntarily relinquished power, and ruined his final years, when he should have been able to enjoy the people’s respect and gratitude.

      Zardoz in reply to bobtuba. | November 8, 2019 at 9:27 am

      O.K., I looked up a few of the web articles about Augusto Pinochet. I found nothing that showed his redeeming qualities. Since he died in house arrest in London, England, he was never tried for his inhumanity traits that most seem to agree on. What particular part of his life did you find appealing?

        Tom Servo in reply to Zardoz. | November 8, 2019 at 10:11 am

        Well I can only speak personally, but for me what I admire most is when he loaded up his helicopters with leftists and tossed them into the sea.

        forksdad in reply to Zardoz. | November 8, 2019 at 10:11 am

        Her saved his nation from the fate of Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras etc. He restored civilian rule when the danger had passed. And he threw a bunch of commies out of helicopters. You cannot get better than that.

    Hollymon in reply to tom_swift. | November 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    So you’re advocating reproducing the “Terror” phase of the French revolution in America? If that’s what you’re selling, I’m not buying. It’s fundamentally un-American.

      What we are advocating is fighting back — literally — against the attack on the Constitution that most of us have sworn to protect and defend. We don’t need gravity powered beheading axes. Just shoot on sight strategies.

We are witnessing a cowardly coup by craven individuals unwilling to face reality.

Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. Where is the DNA analysis of the sheet used in his “hanging”?

A coup by treasonous seditionist bastards. They all need to hang.

    MarkS in reply to Barry. | November 8, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Yes, says you, with concurrence by me, as Barr twiddles his thumbs!

      Barry in reply to MarkS. | November 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      You have no clue what Barr or Durham are doing.

        MarkS in reply to Barry. | November 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

        I have a big clue as to what they are not doing, and that is not prosecuting 14 who had criminal referrals in the DOJ/FBI IG report, including McCabe and Comey

          Barry in reply to MarkS. | November 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

          Actually, no, you don’t know what they are not doing either. You don’t know anything.

          They may turn out to be whitewashing the whole thing, but it’s looking more and more the opposite.

          But you have no clue. Not one.

        Zardoz in reply to Barry. | November 9, 2019 at 12:05 pm

        Barry, I assuming you didn’t know that MarkS is as close to President Trump as his chief of staff is. He works in the WH and President Trump DOES listen to him. Could it be that YOU are the clueless one is? Shove that up where the sun doesn’t shine.

I thought the C-word was Clinton?

    Zardoz in reply to MrE. | November 8, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I love your icon. I found MSK3K to be the only comedy of old black/white and color films that stood atop those films. That was a stroke of genius as far as I am concerned.

Colonel Travis | November 7, 2019 at 11:12 pm

Amen, Prof.
It is so blatant what’s going on.
The media are just as seditious.

Never thought I’d live to see this kind of crap happening in the United States. I’m not a doom-and-gloomer. I think Trump will be re-elected in 2020. After that, however, I have zero confidence that the nation will endure as we know it. Some major punishment to these coup people needs to happen to begin to change my mind. Right now, they all just keep getting away with it.

    What we’re experiencing now is NOT new in America.

    Read about the CIA, for starters (The Devil’s Chessboard and/or Legacy of Ashes).

    An ugly tail’s been wagging the dog for decades.

    We still may have the best of all possible systems in the world. Many cling to mythologies and idealogical wish lists about democracy and the purity of our American heritage.

    Yet, history suggests something else entirely.

    Perhaps the internet is instrumental in the bursting of bubbles in real time.

    (Ignorance was bliss?)

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to DuxRedux. | November 8, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Hear. Hear.
      Spot on!!!!!!

      DuxRedux in reply to DuxRedux. | November 8, 2019 at 10:16 am

      Timely discovery in today’s links from J.J. Sefton (

      Colonel Travis in reply to DuxRedux. | November 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm


      Gee, the CIA has done some bad things since its inception? I’ve read plenty about the CIA, thanks. The goofball conspiracy theories of the Devil’s Chessboard have nothing to do with the rampant, non-hidden, in-your-face corruption that, for decades, has been in the entire federal bureaucracy, the media, the pop culture, the alleged education system, the alleged judicial system, etc. I’ve worked for a member of Congress, I’ve worked in the media. I’ve seen first-hand how F’d up it all is, no tinfoil hat required.

      Sorry, no – what’s happening now has never happened in the history of America.

Many of these coup plotters have TV and book deals to broadcast their propaganda. The pundits on cable news are paid to let everything slide past them unchallenged. Nobody in DC wants to hold anyone else accountable for anything (indicating that the corruption is bipartisan). I grow more and more cynical that the people will be able to vote themselves out of this mess.

    Barry in reply to technerd. | November 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    “I grow more and more cynical that the people will be able to vote themselves out of this mess.”

    I think we’ve moved past cynicism to reality. When 51%+ can vote the other 49% as their slaves, only bullets will solve the problem.

    N0, they are not at 51% nationwide, yet. But they continue to grow.

Naming the deep-state activity as a coup is important.

What is most important, however, is to block the NSA’s bulk data capturing until after the DOJ-IG report is out and the miscreants that abused the FISC have been thoroughly punished.

Speculation is that the IG is delaying the report until after congress reauthorizes the bulk data collection. The current authorization expires sometime in December.

We have the crime. Now we need the punishment.

Hear that, Obama?

The guy’s name is CIA-ramella? Is memorable.

This article is important, Professor. People ought to start using the word “coup” to describe these events. However, the article has too many “I’s.” The message is stronger with their removal.

It all has to play out and be exposed incrementally. Too much truth too soon will cause problems that can be avoided:

“A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.” – Agent K from the movie ‘Men in Black.’

There are people, even on this site (albeit not nearly as many as I find on other sites), that absolutely believe 100% what the msm has been feeding them for decades.

This is going to come down to a societal triage. Some will be
expected, some immediate, others observation, wait or dismiss.

It is incumbent on the ‘dismiss’ group to show the other groups, excepting the ‘expected,’ the way.

The Coup Cucks Clan.

There is another “C” word we need to stop surrendering to: conspiracy. It seems that despite all these revelations about how modern civilization has been besieged globally by the biggest conspiracy by people in the highest and most powerful places who have cast their net around the world, we allow ourselves to be silenced by being called “conspiracy theorists”. Now that is has been revealed to be conspiracy FACT, can we finally hold our ground and stop being afraid of the label? How about we start shouting CONSPIRACY FACT!

It seems we’re still afraid to use the “S” word: Sedition.

Frezz in the hizzy | November 8, 2019 at 6:38 am

Not sure why Pinochet was brought into this. Allende, the misguided communist that he most certainly was, was democratically elected. It is undisputed that Pinochet tortured and killed tens of thousands.
Chile needed to experience the utter failure of that communist ideology and realize their own stable social settlement as a response to it. It was a battleground of the Cold War. Unfortunately the US got involved in that and it was and still is a black eye for us.

Some in the media have referred to the Democratic Party’s behavior as a “soft coup” to distinguish it from the more warlike “military coup.” I’m quite fine to go with a “soft” coup, as long as the seditious “soft” traitors get a fair “soft” trial, and perhaps a nice, long “soft” sentence for their crimes.

Rush Limbaugh recently re-played a clip of his from the day after the election, where he called it a coup.
It will be very interesting to see how many dead people vote in 2020.
Why do we keep denying that Democrats practice vote fraud all the time and have for many years. When they vote for voter ID, I’ll believe them.

I have a very simple question. Why is it that no one ever speaks of the massive voter registration and voting fraud engaged in by the Democrats for many decades now? It is well documented and no urban legend. And it is why the Democrats fight tooth and nail to prevent the implementation of Voter ID laws which, despite Leftist claims to the contrary, have been well documented and shown, over and over, to INCREASE minority voter turnout. So why does no one speak of this, especially when I have read several carefully done studies concluding that Hillary received between 7 and 10 million illegitimate votes? Why?

I suppose using the correct word to describe what’s happening is the first step to the appropriate physical responses. But I’m impatient.

I see a lot of confusion on one point all over the media these days. So let’s be clear. While the Chief Justice presides over an impeachment trial in the Senate, the Chief Justice does NOT act as a “judge” in the trial. Chief Justice Rehnquist made this clear in rulings during the Clinton Impeachment Trial. Chief Justice Rehnquist noted that the impeachment trial is akin to a bench trial where the SENATE is the judge (e.g., a bench trial is a trial before a judge and NOT a jury, where the judge is the trier of BOTH the facts and the law). Chief Justice Rehnquist made this ruling when democrats in the Senate objected to Republicans referring to the senate body as the jury and individual senators as jurors. Chief Justice Rehnquist ruled the senate body and the senators were NOT jurors but were instead akin to a judge in a bench trial because it was the Senate that decided BOTH matters of law and matters of fact in the trial. The Chief Justice’s role in an impeachment is quite limited, and this is great given the nature of the Bush Neocon anti-Trump chief justice Roberts.

I was able to dig this up. Which partially documents my comment above.

The CHIEF JUSTICE. Yes. I think you may state your objection, certainly, but not argue. The Chair is of the view that you may state the objection and some reason for it, but not argue it on ad infinitum.

Mr. HARKIN. Mr. Chief Justice, I was stating the reason because of the precedents that we set, and I do not believe it would be a valid precedent to leave future generations that we would be looked upon merely as jurors, but something other than being a juror. That is why I raise the objection.

The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Chair is of the view that the objection of the Senator from Iowa is well taken, that the Senate is not simply a jury; it is a court in this case. Therefore, counsel should refrain from referring to the Senators as jurors.

Mr. HARKIN. I thank the Chair.

At some point, someone is going to have to be stood against a wall. Whether it’s a government bullet or otherwise.

“We pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

We can’t give it all away.