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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.
***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.