Right-Wing Newsmax Columnist: Military Coup May Be Needed To Resolve the “Obama Problem”

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TPM LiveWire—In a column published yesterday, Newsmax‘s John L. Perry wrote that there is a “gaining” possibility that the military will stage a coup to “resolve the ‘Obama problem.'”

Newsmax has apparently removed the column from its site. Links are now redirected to the homepage, and Perry’s author page has no mention of his latest work. You can read the full text here.

The coup — which would be “civilized” and “bloodless,” according to Perry — would consist of a “patriotic general” sitting down with the President and working out a new system in which “skilled, military-trained, nation-builders” would “do the serious business of governing and defending the nation” while Obama would still be allowed to make speeches.

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***Update from TPM: ‘Coup’ Columnist Perry’s Long History With Newsmax

Since it published — and removed — a column describing the possibility of a military coup to “resolve the Obama problem,” conservative magazine Newsmax has gone into full damage control mode, distancing itself from the columnist.

The columnist, John L. Perry, “has no official relationship with Newsmax other than as an unpaid blogger,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

That’s not quite the wording on his Newsmax biography. There, Perry is described as an “award-winning newspaper editor and writer” who “contributes a regular column to Newsmax.com.”

He’s also a former senior editor for the site, working in that role from late 1999 until October 2001.

Perry has written for the site regularly — nearly every single week — since November 1999. Newsmax was founded in 1998. (Check out the archives here and here.)

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Right-Wing Newsmax Columnist: Military Coup May Be Needed To Resolve the “Obama Problem”

  1. I know a guy in Brooklyn who would be totally down with this guy Perry… They seem to share many of the same views.

  2. pwsoderman

    Thanks for the heads-up on the nutball, GeoT, and I like your site!

    Pete

  3. betsmeier

    Okay, someone tell me how to get to Pete’s site, please.

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