Consequences are the effects, results, or outcomes of something occurring. Consequences is a word Americans are going to hear often over the next eight or nine months when politicians are going to repeat ad nauseum that “elections have consequences.” Prior to the 2008 General Election, the consequences of elections meant the victors began making plans to implement their campaign promises; except after the 2010 midterms when instead of creating jobs like they pledged to win control of the House, Republicans immediately embarked on a job-killing spree they have continued relentlessly. Before the 2008 election, the losers crawled back home, licked their wounded pride, and emerged to work with the victors for the good of the country and its people. After 2008, everything changed in the minds of the vanquished and the consequence of the general election was a concerted effort to punish the voters for electing an African American man as President that escalated into a full-on conservative, religious right, and Republican assault on both the people and the government.
It is glaringly apparent that Republicans and conservatives were deluded by Karl Rove’s claim in the middle of the first decade of this century that America would be ruled by “a permanent Republican majority” in perpetuity. The stunning realization that Rove was in error sent conservatives blinded by their racial animus toward Barack Obama into losing what little sense of reason they possessed to actively finish what they started with 2008s Great Recession and destroy the economy, kill jobs, and take everything from the American people. That economic terrorism was bad enough coming from Republicans in Congress, but conservatives not in Congress have evolved from disgruntled losers shortly after the 2008 election into a concerted movement determined to overthrow the United States government; something establishment Republicans are complicit in.
After seeing and hearing five years of propaganda accusing President Obama of everything from tyranny, sedition, treason, shredding the Constitution, murdering millions of babies, murdering four Benghazi diplomats, trampling Americans’ freedoms, waging war on Christianity, seizing Americans’ guns, waging war on white people, not being American, and being a usurper to the presidency, it is little wonder racially driven conservatives are plotting to overthrow the government. One can tell immediately that since none of the teabagger, religious right, and establishment Republican accusations are true, the only reasonable conclusion is that the entirety of the conservative movement is suffering from delusional schizophrenia that has driven their total and complete break from reality. The latest expression of the right’s delusion is a planned march on Washington by 30-million Americans to oust the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress, convene a right wing tribunal, and appoint a new government consisting of a permanent Republican majority.
The march, occupation, and seizure of the nation’s capital is set for May 16 according to right wing extremists, Tea Party Nation, and various militia groups who named it “Operation American Spring;” a take-off of Egypt’s Arab Spring. According to Operation American Spring’s organizers, “Our only hope is that ‘we the people’ draw thirty million and more American patriots to come to Washington, D.C. for an “American Spring” to stop the White House from total destruction of the United States and bring to a conclusion the out of control government, one way or the other. It’s now or never. God help us.” It is curious that these delusional Republicans and teabaggers on the one hand claim god wrote the Constitution and created America, and the other appeal to him for help in eradicating the Constitution to create a new America ruled by Republicans and teabaggers. The whole plot reeks of the Koch brothers’ John Birch agenda to reshape America into a fascist plutocracy and evangelical theocracy.
The American Spring organizers have a well-planned strategy to execute their Koch coup d’état, and their delusion is only matched by their publicly announced unconstitutionally seditious tactics to overthrow the government and install a permanent Republican-teabagger authority over the people. Organizers have broken down the government overthrow into three phases beginning with “ten million patriots assembled in a display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent leadership with the mission to oust the existing leadership.” There is nothing in the Constitution about marching on Washington to oust the existing leadership.
Phase two requires one million or more patriots to stay in D.C. to see Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell, Boehner, and Attorney General Holder removed from office, and replace Boehner by the senior Republican in the House as Speaker. In Phase three, these unswerving Constitutional loyalists will end Constitutional elections and task the House with electing a Republican president and vice president, and to deal with Democrats forcibly removed from office, “a tribunal comprised of Allen West, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Paul Sessions, and Darrell Issa will assume authority to recommend charges against ousted Democrats and government employees.” In a suspension of the judiciary, they will all be tried and convicted by “the new attorney general appointed by the new president” elected by the Republican House.
What is missing from the unswerving Constitutional loyalist’s plans is their contempt for the American people who elected President Obama not once, but twice. Throughout the preponderance of rebellion-minded Republican and teabaggers’ complaints about the out of control White House and Democratically-controlled Senate is their ad nauseum use of plotting a coup d’état for “we the people.” They know, but will not admit that “we the people” elected President Obama and it informs that their rebellion to wage war and overthrow the legally elected government is a revolution against the American people for their choice of leadership.
This persistent threat of revolution to overthrow the government is not a result of five years of Barack Obama’s Presidency because the Koch brothers’ founded teabagger movement began screaming tyranny, intrusive government, attacks on the 2nd Amendment, and that their liberties were being trampled in 2009 well before the President had been in office a few months. Since then, the propaganda machine went from promoting unrelenting tax increases to tyranny to murdering babies to shredding the Constitution that is a stunning assertion considering American Spring organizers intend on shredding the Constitution to install a permanent Republican majority to rule Americans.
It is delusion, and the consequences of Americans twice electing an African American man as President, that is the real impetus for rebellion, calls for assassination, and another plan for millions of patriots to march on Washington and oust the legally elected President. The entire movement has the Koch brothers’ fingerprints all over it because they cannot comport the consequences of Americans electing an African American man who will not acquiesce to their vision of a fascist corporatocracy administered by an evangelical theocracy; dog help them indeed.
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.