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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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