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June 29, 2009

Obamination Regime Backs Deposed Marxist Tyrant in Honduras

It may be none of our business what happens to those who rise up against tyranny in Iran, but let them successfully depose a tyrant in Honduras, and our rulers suddenly lose their distaste for "meddling." Comrade Obama and Shrillary have come down on the side of the Marxist strongman Manuel Zelaya, who tried to pull a Hugo Chavez in Honduras and found himself out of a job. Risibly, they have been blathering about the "rule of law" — as if either had a shred of respect for the concept.

Hot Air summed up the situation yesterday:

In a nutshell, Zelaya wanted another term as president so he decided to hold a popular referendum on whether he should be eligible. Minor problem: The Honduran constitution can't be amended by popular referendum so the country's supreme court ordered the vote canceled. Zelaya tried to go ahead with it anyway. Literally every other arm of the Honduran government — judiciary, legislature, military — was against him, to the point where the troops who arrested him this morning were evidently acting on a court order. Why such strong, unified opposition? According to one retired Honduran general cited by Fausta, it's because Zelaya's a Chavez stooge and him staying on would mean "Chavez would eventually be running Honduras by proxy." Two questions, then. One: In their rush to drool all over themselves about "the rule of law," do Obama and Hillary realize that it's Zelaya who was flouting the rule of law here? I know The One's a big believer in executive power but even he'd acknowledge that defying an order from the Supreme Court crosses the line (I think). And two: Why is Team Barry siding with Zelaya instead of simply staying out of it? The White House proved with Iran that they're capable of maintaining very tactful silences for excruciatingly long periods of time. Yet today we've got not only the secretary of state but the president himself rushing out statements. Is this some kind of half-assed attempt to make nice with Chavez now that relations have been restored by supporting one of his cronies?

Historically, America has supported liberty against tyranny throughout the world. Many Americans have died heroically in this cause. But our government is on the other side now, as its reactions to recent events in Iran and Honduras make all the more obvious.

On a tip from Conservigilant.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 29, 2009 7:18 AM


Is it too early to pull a "Nicolae Ceau┼čescu" on the Obamas? God, that would be wonderful!

Heck, I can wait another month...

Posted by: Dave M at June 29, 2009 7:28 AM

The Hondurans should have prevented Zalaya's attempted escape. Unfortunately, if he had died in the escape attempt, then the issue would be moot, no?

Posted by: Shooter1001 at June 29, 2009 7:54 AM

Obama is afraid because he is seeing his potential future.

Posted by: jcebern at June 29, 2009 8:02 AM


Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at June 29, 2009 8:29 AM

We elected the enemy president. Good job.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at June 29, 2009 9:04 AM

I like this quote from Hillary:

"We call on all parties in Honduras to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, to reaffirm their democratic vocation, and to commit themselves to resolve political disputes peacefully and through dialogue," Clinton said in a statement.

"All parties?" There was only one "party" trying to circumvent the constitutional order and rule of law. To read Hillary's statement you'd think this was just an intellectual disagreement. Criminals get arrested. The democratic ideal is that no one is above the law. I can see why the Obama administration wouldn't like the idea of arresting the guy. Shades of things to come?

Posted by: Kevin R at June 29, 2009 9:52 AM

" I can see why the Obama administration wouldn't like the idea of arresting the guy. Shades of things to come?"

I hope so.

Posted by: single stack at June 29, 2009 10:01 AM

from American Thinker:

This was always the biggest risk in electing Barack Obama president with his mushy headed belief that we must subsume American interests to those of the rest of the world so that we could be popular again. That he would fail to stand up for American interests when the chips were down should not surprise us. He said as much during the campaign and he is simply carrying through with that promise.

What will he do if Chavez decides to use the military he has purchased from Russia and China with his oil money to invade Honduras and re-install his stooge Zelaya? How could we possibly intervene when the president has gone on recrord agreeing with Chavez that what happened was "illegal?"

Chavez has proven in the past to be more bluster than anything but he is so unpredictable, such action would not be impossible.

Then what, Mr. President? When Honduran democrats are crying for help, will you dismiss them as you have dismissed the protestors in Iran? It would seem Obama would have little choice now that he has sided with the enemies of democracy in the region.

The world Obama is creating - one with a supine and pliant America who bows to the wishes of every thug, every dictator who struts across the stage, threatening their neighbors or their own people - is a more dangerous world, a less free world, and a world where our traditional advocacy for stability and democracy is lost amidst the pious platitutdes of this starry-eyed leftist ideologue.

Obama has made the world a more dangerous place. Thanks a lot, Democrats. Screw you. I'm getting more and more and more pissed.

Posted by: Kevin R at June 29, 2009 11:29 AM


Posted by: Flu-Bird at June 29, 2009 11:38 AM

We should have him hanging from a tree on the front lawn of the white house already.

Posted by: FREE at June 29, 2009 12:41 PM

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Posted by: Kevin R at June 29, 2009 1:07 PM

Yes, the alterations are disgusting and inexcusable, but its also hilarious that you're complaining of photoshop work that smears someone, when its your forte here.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 29, 2009 1:59 PM

Posted by: Too stupid to know who I am so I post as Anonymous at June 29, 2009 1:59 PM

Wrong thread, Too stupid to know who I am so I post as Anonymous. Get your head out of your ass and you might see where you are.

Posted by: Kevin R at June 29, 2009 2:04 PM

And too stupid to recognize that attacking innocent kids in photoshop is wrong, but adult politicians are fair game.

I effing hate the left.

Posted by: V the K at June 29, 2009 2:48 PM

Did I miss the part where the trolls provided a brilliant explanation of why it's a good idea to avoid supporting Iranians in a move to a (slightly) less hardline Islamist leader, and also a good idea to support a socialist tyrant in Honduras?

Posted by: mandible claw at June 30, 2009 6:32 AM