Right-wing author and anti-Obama crusader Erik Rush called on members of the U.S. military to remove President Barack Obama from office.
Right Wing Watch reported Thursday that the African-American conservative and frequent Fox News commentator has realized his attempts to have Obama impeached by Congress are not going to work out, so he is changing his tack and asking for a military coup.
In a column for the far-right conspiracy website World Net Daily, Rush wrote, “Were there members of Congress with the courage to do so, ample evidence and leverage exists to quietly demand the resignation of this president and his Cabinet.”
However, since no such heroes have arisen from the Republican-led House of Representatives, “There is the possibility that certain military personnel might lend their support to an effort by Congress to remove the president through methods other than impeachment.”
Rush said that because of a supposed “widespread purge” in the military of officers hostile to the Commander in Chief, other “tactics…might be used (within the law) to oust the Obama cabal.”
Rush wrote that he is not opposed to the United States government itself, but that Obama is a dangerously irresponsible steward of its legacy.
“In truth, there is nothing wrong with the government per se,” he said. “It is like unto a vintage automobile with an intoxicated driver at the wheel. It’s just a matter of getting the keys away.”
Rush recently proclaimed that the “synthetic symbolism” around the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela was overblown. Mandela, he wrote, “you know, didn’t do much.”
South Africa was better off under apartheid, Rush argued, saying, “Apartheid went away, great. There are South African blacks who have told friends of mine they wish it was back because the country was safer, if you can believe that.”
In November, Rush wrote that Americans should be wary of reports of hate crime attacks on non-whites. President Obama could be fabricating the attacks, he said, to stir up racial resentment and disenfranchise whites.
“Should some high profile, highly unpleasant race-related incident occur in the near future,” he wrote, “it wouldn’t be the first time such a thing happened at a juncture that proved to be advantageous to the administration.”