Obamanistas Continue Attacking Honduras
The following two articles point out an inconvenient fact for the Obamanista Administration. In Honduras, they are trying to follow their Constitution. I’m fairly sure that Obama sincerely desires the Honduras Constitution to be ignored – just like he ignores the United States Constitution.
The Obama administration is using its brass knuckles to support Latin American thugs.
- By MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY
If the Obama administration were a flotilla of ships, it might be sending out an SOS right about now. ObamaCare has hit the political equivalent of an iceberg. And last week the president’s international prestige was broadsided by the Scots, who set free the Lockerbie bomber without the least consideration of American concerns. Mr. Obama’s campaign promise of restoring common sense to budget management is sleeping with the fishes.
This administration needs a win. Or more accurately, it can’t bear another loss right now. Most especially it can’t afford to be defeated by the government of a puny Central American country that doesn’t seem to know its place in the world and dares to defy the imperial orders of Uncle Sam.
I’m referring, of course, to Honduras, which despite two months of intense pressure from Washington is still refusing to reinstate Manuel Zelaya, its deposed president. Last week the administration took off the gloves and sent a message that it would use everything it has to break the neck of the Honduran democracy. Its bullying might work. But it will never be able to brag about what it has done.
Supporters of Honduran President Roberto Micheletti (August 24.). The U.S. continues to implement punitive measures against the country.
The most recent example of the Obama-style Good Neighbor Policy was the announcement last week that visa services for Hondurans are suspended indefinitely, and that some $135 million in bilateral aid might be cut. But these are only the public examples of its hardball tactics. Much nastier stuff is going on behind the scenes, practiced by a presidency that once promised the American people greater transparency and a less interventionist foreign policy.
To recap, the Honduran military in June executed a Supreme Court arrest warrant against Mr. Zelaya for trying to hold a referendum on whether he should be able to run for a second term. Article 239 of the Honduran constitution states that any president who tries for a second term automatically loses the privilege of his office. By insisting that Mr. Zelaya be returned to power, the U.S. is trying to force Honduras to violate its own constitution.
It is also asking Hondurans to risk the fate of Venezuela. They know how Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez went from being democratically elected the first time, in 1998, to making himself dictator for life. He did it by destroying his country’s institutional checks and balances. When Mr. Zelaya moved to do the same in Honduras, the nation cut him off at the pass….Continue Reading
August 29, 4:01 PMDC SCOTUS ExaminerHans Bader
// The Obama Administration is about to cut off humanitarian aid to Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Earlier, the Obama Administration blocked travel to the United States by the people of Honduras.
Both actions are foolish responses to a recent ruling by the supreme court of Honduras refusing to approve the return to power of the country’s bullying ex-president and would-be dictator, Mel Zelaya. Zelaya was earlier arrested by soldiers acting on orders of the Honduras Supreme Court, replaced by his country’s Congress with a civilian successor, and forced into exile. Zelaya’s removal came after he systematically abused his powers: he sought to circumvent constitutional term limits, used mobs to intimidate his critics, threatened public employees with termination if they refused to help him violate the Constitution, engaged in massive corruption, illegally cut off public funds to local governments whose leaders refused to back his quest for more power, denied basic government services to his critics, refused to enforce dozens of laws passed by Congress, and spent the country into virtual bankruptcy, refusing to submit a budget so that he could illegally spend public funds on his cronies.
State Department lawyers, who are not experts on Honduran law, plan to declare the ex-president’s removal a “military coup” to justify cutting off aid, even though Honduras has a civilian president, and the ex-president was lawfully removed from office (although his subsequent exile may technically have violated Honduran law).
No Rules For Obama – Not bike safety or the Constitution
When I saw this light article, I immediate thought that this is the way Obama approaches everything. He ignores bike safety and the Constitutional requirements of being a Natural Born Citizen to hold the Office of the Presidency.
No-helmet Obama sparks ire
By: Patrick Gavin
August 28, 2009 12:14 PM EST
Barack Obama’s helmetless bike ride on Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday has sparked a mini-controversy for those who thought the move set a bad example.
“Yes, I know, President Obama is on a vacation, riding a bike, at a slow cadence, so what if he is not wearing a helmet, right?” wrote Martha Castro, a California doctor, on her website.
On Babble.com, a website for parents, Josh Loposer write, “Truly despicable isn’t it? What kind of example is he setting for the nation’s youth?”
David Mozer, director of the International Bicycle Fund, told the New York Daily News, “Most bike accidents just happen. Bicycles up and turn over by themselves, and head injuries are a possible consequence of that. … It would be great if the president set an example.” …Continue Reading
Larry Sinclair’s Journey
Larry Sinclair is reminding America of Ted Kennedy’s above the law status. Did Obama learn this from Kenndy?
Sunday, August 30, 2009On June 25, 2009 the media smothered us in non-stop coverage of Michael Jackson’s death. In that coverage the media continued to remind us of the allegations of child molestation against him even though he was acquitted of the charges.The past five days the media has smothered us with coverage of Ted Kennedy’s death; with reports of how Victoria Reggie Kennedy (Divorced Washington Lawyer) turned Kennedy’s life around and how she is now “another Kennedy widow.”Why has the media (ALL the media) tried to make Ted Kennedy into a saint? Both Ted and Victoria Kennedy failed to adhere to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Both were divorced. Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy family used its power and money to get away with murder, drug use, DWI/DUI, Rape and more….. and the media portrays this man as a champion of the have nots?
Edward M. Kennedy killed a woman while driving under the influence and got away with it…Continue Reading