The Republican Party seems to already be sensing that they will be miserably defeated on Election Day this November. So as a back-up plan, a Republican newsletter in Virginia is openly calling for violently overthrowing the duly elected government of the United States should Democrats still be in charge.
The newsletter, known as “The Constitutional Conservatives” was published in March by the Greene County, Virginia Republican Committee and it included a column titled “Whitehouse Watchdog” written by editor Ponch McPhee. In the column, Mcphee trashed President Obama and said that if the American people fail to elect a Republican government, conservatives should arm themselves and take back the government by force. Here’s the text via Right Wing Watch.
“We have before us a challenge to remove an ideologue unlike anything world history has ever witnessed or recognized. An individual who has come to power within a Nation which yields it’s strength over the entire world. An elected leader who shuns biblical praise, handicaps economic ability, disrespects the honor of earned military might. In the coming days and weeks ~ we the people must come to grasp as a common force, our very soul’s, that our future as a sovereign nation is indeed at risk. If every single individual that you know, would contact 25 other individuals ~ we can make a difference that will be heard across the Commonwealth and in Washington. The ultimate task for the people is to remain vigilant and aware ~ that the government, their government is out of control, and this moment, this opportunity, must not be forsaken, must not escape us, for we shall not have any coarse but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~ This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue.”
This isn’t the first time that Republicans have threatened armed rebellion if they lose a legal election. Back in 2010 Nevada Senate candidate Sharon Angle suggested “second amendment remedies” if the election didn’t go well for the GOP. And then there’s Texas GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden. He stated that armed insurrection was “on the table” if voters didn’t elect Republicans in 2010. During that election year, Republicans basically held the American electorate hostage by threatening death and violence if the election didn’t go the way Republicans wanted it to.
And that leads us to this newest call for a violent overthrow if election results are not in the Republican’s favor. Once again, Republicans want to use “second amendment remedies” to bring President Obama and the Democratic Party down if the American people fail to give power back to the GOP in November. The Greene County Republican Party didn’t necessarily condemn this either. They merely included a disclaimer in the newsletter stating that the viewpoints expressed are individual in nature and may not represent the views of the entire party. But that’s a bunch of bologna. If the Greene County Republican Party really don’t endorse these views, they wouldn’t have allowed them to be published at all. But they did, and now Americans have once again been threatened with violence if they don’t vote Republican in the 2012 Election. Do we really want to elect a party that openly threatens the nation with violence and bloodshed if they lose a constitutionally mandated legal election? Such a threat after all is treason. I think Americans should call their bluff and elect Democrats in a clean sweep this November just so we can watch the Republicans throw a temper tantrum and retreat like the cowards they are.