Governor Scott Walker and his Wisconsin senate Republicans have laid bare the motives for their coup d'etat.He said WHAT?
Can we please work with English here? My dictionary says a coup d'étatis
a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government: he was overthrown in an army coup.I know Dr Reich was writing on his own blog, later picked up by the Huffington Post, but still, this is a little much.
What ever happened to that "new civility" our President advocated for after the shootings in Tucson?
To me to cry "coup d'état" is to cry "fire" in a crowded theater.
Now, if it was California and Governor Walker and his band of Republicans showed up and changed the laws, that might be seen as a coup d'état. Sort of like when Democrat Willie Brown was reelected Speaker of the California State Assembly even though the Republicans were in the majority.
Regards — Cliff