For several months now, outlets in the right- wing media swamp have been using the word "coup" to describe efforts to find out how deep the rot in the regime of Putin puppet Donald "Rump" Trump goes (spoiler alert: "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"). Just in the last 24 hours, Media Matters has noticed the chorus has started singing with more vehemence than ever. Notably, the bottom- dwelling party- before- country Quislings at Fox "News," are clearly using the same script and are dutifully stoking the ignorance and anger of their large audience of already ignorant and angry Trumpbots.
The inexcusable "Loopy Lou" Dobbs on last night's Sean "Heil" Hannity
... This is an effort to subvert the administration of President Donald Trump. It is nothing less, it is an effort by the deep state to roll over a duly elected president and a legitimate government. And to break the will of the American people. This is no longer about Republicans and Democrats and conservatives and liberals, this is about a full on assault by the left, the Democratic party to absolutely carry out a coup d'etat against President Trump aided by the left-wing media. (our emphasis)"Deep state" = the laws of the United States of America and the people who enforce them. But then, "Loopy Lou" has a long history of irresponsible, crackpot comments. They were so toxic and unhinged that CNN paid him a cool $8 million in 2009 just to make him go away; naturally, he found a welcome environment in the asylum known as the Fox network. Here's a sampling of some of his greatest
The uber- vile Jesse "Dirty" Watters on his show last night:
Donald Trump's family has done more for this country than any Democratic elected official. He has provided more jobs in the real estate industry, in the fashion industry, in the hotel and casino industry, he has created more wealth for anybody in this entire country. So to smear them as mafia or unpatriotic is absolutely shameful and I think everybody needs to wake up and realize this family is a patriotic family and what's happening right now is a coup against the will of the American people. (our emphasis)The eminently punchable Watters is, of course, another toxic piece of work who fits in nicely with the kulture at Fox. "The will of the American people" is actually that Trump should be impeached, asshole (and that poll was taken over a month ago, before the latest Russian collusion bombshells).
It's interesting how these far right Trump propagandists let the word/ concept "coup" trip off their tongues so easily. Are they projecting their fever dream of a pre- emptive coup that ends the probe into the Trump- Russia scandal, through shutting down the Mueller investigation and/ or issuing pardons to everyone whose name has come up in the probe? No doubt their formulation will be tripping off the tongues of the colluding RNC and the cowardly Republican weasels in Congress in 3, 2, 1...
BONUS: Of course, "Oxycontin Rush" Limbaugh got a copy of the "coup" script yesterday, too, (refuse to link to the various crackpot sources (=cough= Wingnut Daily =cough=).