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Republican Official: Military Has The ‘Authority’ to Take Action Against ‘Domestic Enemy’ Obama

A Republican official in Jefferson County, Missouri has gone on the defensive after she apparently implied that the military has the authority to remove President Obama from office because he is a “domestic enemy.”

Last Friday, Progress Missouri posted a screenshot of County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan’s comments.

“I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy,” she wrote on a page that has since been made private. “I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the constitution gives you authority. What am I missing?”

On Tuesday, Dunnegan backtracked while speaking with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, telling the paper, “Something innocent and simple got twisted into a disaster because it’s an election. I meant no ill intent toward the president. I meant no ill intent toward anybody.”

Right, no ill intent toward the president, just harmlessly wondering why the military hasn’t staged America’s first ever coup yet.

When asked if she is concerned that her comments may hurt her re-election chances in November, Dunnegan said, “I think it could hurt it as much as it could help it.”

That just about sums up the state of political affairs in 2014: calling for a military coup of President Obama may alienate you to some voters yet win over plenty on the other side.

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  • Delson

    Debbie you need to get back on your meds or your doctor needs to know that your prescription isn’t strong enough to keep you from having silly thoughts & saying crazy stuff. Good luck with your problems.

  • Scott Cornett

    18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government
    Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—
    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.
    copypasta from http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2385

  • Martin Miller

    Another kook to join the kook-fest going on nationally…

  • Beverly Harper

    I wonder if she’ll get a visit?

  • Victor B Smith

    She attended the Allen West School of what kind of stupid things can I say!

  • bethepeace

    she is in need of a psych eval