An American official has called on the US military to launch a coup against President Barack Obama whom she described as “domestic enemy.”
Debbie Dunnegan Waters, the Republican recorder of deeds for Jefferson County, Missouri posed a question in a Facebook post last week to the military that why it has not launched a coup against America’s commander-in-chief.
In the post, she argued that “the constitution gives [the military] the authority” to take out Obama.”
“But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy,” she wrote.
In an interview with Saint Louis Post Dispatch, Dunnegan denied having any “ill intent” toward the president, saying that her message got twisted.
“Something innocent and simple got twisted into a disaster because it’s an election,” she said.
Dunnegan faces a re-election challenge from Democrat Mike Bone next month.
“I meant no ill intent toward the president. I meant no ill intent toward anybody,” she told the paper.
Obama has a hard time facing broad concern about his economic policies from all political groups. Only 45 percent of Democrats gave the president’s economic policies a thumbs-up.
According to a recent poll, more than 50 percent of Americans described Obama’s tenure as a “failure.” This is while only 41 percent described it as a success.
The survey from IBD/TIPP indicated half of the people who live in the United States see Obama’s tenure negatively, as 59 percent of those aged twenty-five to forty-four years old.
The fall in the president’s approval seems to be primarily driven by concern over his economic record.