Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, January 25, 2021

Word of the Day; 1/6/21 Ed.

Autogolpe: A coup initiated or abetted by a country's elected leader, especially in order to establish absolute control of the state.

It's otherwise known as a self-coup or an autocoup.

A self-coup, or autocoup (from the Spanish autogolpe), is a form of putsch or coup d'état in which a nation's leader, despite having come to power through legal means, dissolves or renders powerless the national legislature and unlawfully assumes extraordinary powers not granted under normal circumstances. Other measures taken may include annulling the nation's constitution, suspending civil courts and having the head of government assume dictatorial powers.

That is what Trump tried to pull off, for two months of catapulting the propaganda of his big lie of election fraud, after many months of laying the groundwork for it.

Every Republican who does not move to hold Trump accountable is, therefore, an accomplice in Trump's failed autogolpe.

1 comment:

Brian said...

If Majority Leader Schumer doesn't make it a secret vote, unfortunately I get the impression there's no way 17 R Senators will vote to convict (along the lines of the "chilling reality" described in your "White Supremacist Terror Does Work" post).

If it *is* a secret vote, I think all bets are off. And in the event of a secret vote, I think it would be quite a hoot if the vote turned out to be 100-0 to convict.

-B