“These Are Not Normal Times” If Trump Wins, Will Obama Declare Martial Law To Remain In Office?
This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at End of the American Dream.
SHTFPlan.com’s Mac Slavo comments: Frankly, this question is raised at the end of every presidential term. But would it ever really happen?
For instance, Bush could have used a terror attack as an excuse to deny office to Obama; many believed he might do so. Fortunately, he didn’t. But it is clear enough that no potential president has ever been so roundly dismissed and attacked by the press and a plurality of American leaders than has Trump – as Michael Snyder notes in detail, Obama and many others have repeatedly issued statements claiming that Trump is unfit for office, and has many other deficits. If Trump does win – and it isn’t just rigged for Hillary – it is possible that it could happen.
Of course, in such a case, Obama won’t ADMIT that Trump is the reason… he too would blame some unprecedented crisis, like an economic collapse or large-scale terror attack. Even then, the move would be very conspicuous. But perhaps at that point, the system will be so cornered that it won’t matter. Millions of Americans would protest in the streets and revolt in every way; but that would in turn only feed the need for riot cops and military troops to keep the peace, further justifying a martial law scenario. Though it seems a remote possibility, there is every chance that America is walking into a nightmare where rights don’t exist and the country is operated under arbitrary emergency rule. Shudder the thought.
Will Barack Obama Try To Stay In Office If Donald Trump Wins The Election?
If Donald Trump wins in November, will Barack Obama leave office and hand over power in an orderly fashion? Normally we would not even have to ask such a question, but these are not normal times. This week, Obama publicly stated that Trump “is unfit to serve as President” and that he is “woefully unprepared to do this job“. In addition, he told the press that Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world.” If Obama really believes those things are true, would he really just stand aside and hand the keys to the White House to Trump?
Never before have I ever heard a sitting president claim that one of the major party candidates could not function as president. But that is what Obama has just done. The following is an excerpt from a transcript of remarks made by Obama earlier this week that comes directly from the official White House website. I have highlighted certain phrases in bold text, because I want you to truly consider the implications of what he is saying here…
But there have been Republican Presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as President. I think I was right, and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thoughtthat they couldn’t do the job. And had they won, I would have been disappointed, but I would have said to all Americans they are — this is our President, and I know they’re going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense, will observe basic decency, will have enough knowledge about economic policy and foreign policy and our constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work, and then we’ll compete four years from now to try to win an election.
But that’s not the situation here. And that’s not just my opinion; that is the opinion of many prominent Republicans. There has to come a point at which you say, enough.