Like Fisk’s embrace of Trutherism in the course of denying he’s embracing Trutherism, this turd’s found a rich vein of “nuance” in calling for a partial military coup. Bush would continue to execute his civilian domestic duties, he assures us; it’s just that he’d presumably have to do so from a brig, after he’s been court-martialed and imprisoned.
An advanced case of BDS here, to be sure, but they’ve been known to happen.
To be crystal clear – I am NOT advocating or inciting you to undertake any illegal act, insurrection, mutiny, putsch or military coup. You are an honorable patriotic man.
I am NOT advocating or inciting you to interfere with any of the civilian duties of the President. That would not be a legal action by you.
However you have the legal responsibility – under Article 134 of the Uniform Code Of Military Justice – to protect the troops under your command by relieving the President of his MILITARY command…
In addition to relieving him of his command as Commander-In-Chief, you also have authority to place the President under MILITARY arrest.
Captain Ed ticks off the various counterarguments — CINC is a constitutional office beyond the reach of the UCMJ, civilian control of the military is kind of a baseline American value, etc. — but this sort of thing is sufficiently beneath contempt that even to address it is to legitimize it by extension. I doubt even Lewis seriously thinks it’s a good idea. It’s just his way of proving his capital-v Virtue to the bottom feeders who haunt HuffPo. “How much do I hate Bush? Thiiiiiiis much.”
Besides, are we sure he wants a miltary officer in charge of the military? Here’s what he says in the comments:
It is an interesting question as to who would then become Commander-In-Chief. I’m not sure that it would be the Vice President. But if it was – the same course of action could be taken if the Vice President acted with “Conduct Unbecoming”
Sounds like he’s lining up Nancy for a new job. Elsewhere today on HuffPo, Scary Larry O’Donnell wonders why it’s okay to fish but not okay to breed vicious dogs for the purpose of letting them tear each apart for sport. Sigh.