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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:21 PM

5. You're welcome, Judi. And good point: Repugs have been encouraging coups abroad for so long,

it figures they'd eventually turn on their own country as well (though they won't succeed - of that I'm sure).

As far as Argentina's right-wingers, they too have become increasingly radicalized lately - thanks to extremists like Patricia Bullrich and media blowhard "Baby" Etchecopar (among others).

Both have now become the leading political and media figures on the Argentine right, in terms of sheer influence - and both are open proponents of a coup against the Fernández administration.

Although whereas Bullrich prefers using right-wing judges (i.e. Ken Starr-like kangaroo trials) and tactics like encouraging people to disregard social distancing in order to get to "100,000 dead as soon as possible," Etchecopar calls for an outright military coup.

"Latin America," Etchecopar told a gathering of right-wing Argentine exiles in Miami, "isn't ready for democracy."

(enthusiastic applause from audience)

"We're like the women in tango lyrics: we need a good slap, to feel like a woman."

It should be noted that in Spanish, the word for a punch or hard slap (golpe) also means coup. And everyone in the audience understood that.

Argentine right-wing radio jock "Baby" Etchecopar:

Latin America "not ready for democracy...like a woman, needs a good slap (coup)...and is full of drug pushers, murderers, and prostitutes."

So with characters like this speaking for more and more in Argentina's right, it won't be too surprising to see outright calls to violence if Macri's 'Together for Change' coalition fares badly in mid-term elections later this year.

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