Witness Blogging Tory Mike McGuire, who long ago decided that reality was way too much trouble:
Obama shaming America again by standing w/ Marxist tyrants
Huh .. wha ... come again? Oh, never mind ... it's just Mike being an asshole:
What a disgrace. Obama is feeble & vascillating when it comes to the Pro-Democracy movement in Iran, but when it comes to a Latin American thug trying to fashion himself into a poor man's ooooooohgo Chavez by acting illegally & unconstitutionally, well BHO can't run fast enuf to side himself w/ Chavez & against the people of Honduras.
Illegally? Unconstitutionally? Against the people of Honduras? Come on, Mike, let it all hang out:
Any sane person is rejoicing that the justice system in Honduras removed this Chavez puppet & frog matched him out of the country. Any sane person would be thrilled that Chavez has been delivered a major setback in his dreams of a Marxist empire, but not the Obamassiah.
And now that Mike has finished being as thigh-suckingly ignorant as, oh, "Hunter" or a can of Spam, let's check in with the real world.
First, Honduras president Manuel Zelaya was elected entirely democratically, and for a member of a group of howling cementheads who are currently shrieking about the "undemocratic" election in Iran, you'd think Mike might have placed some value on that. Apparently not. It's a context thing, I'm guessing. But here's where it gets fun.
See, I was prepared to cruise the Interwhatzits and slowly and lovingly collect information to bolster my case of Mike McGuire being a useless retard but, mercifully, it's already been done. Let's read, with all emphasis nad-grindingly added:
The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read “Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d’etat underway in Honduras, spread the word.” It’s a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution. Supposedly at the center of the controversy is today’s scheduled referendum, which is not a binding vote but merely an opinion poll to determine whether or not a majority of Hondurans desire to eventually enter into a process to modify their constitution.
Huh. How about that? So it wasn't a savage, Marxist, dictatorial trampling of democratic principles after all. Rather, it was simply a, "Anyone interested in possibly at some point amending the constitution? Thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?" Wow, I'll bet Mike is some kind of red-faced now. Or he would be if he had any shame or principles. But, hey, let's not stop now. Is there any reason that someone sincerely interested in democracy might want to reform the Honduran constitution? Oh ...
Such an initiative has never taken place in the Central American nation, which has a very limited constitution that allows minimal participation by the people of Honduras in their political processes. The current constitution, written in 1982 during the height of the Reagan Administration’ s dirty war in Central America, was designed to ensure those in power, both economic and political, would retain it with little interference from the people. Zelaya, elected in November 2005 on the platform of Honduras’ Liberal Party, had proposed the opinion poll be conducted to determine if a majority of citizens agreed that constitutional reform was necessary. He was backed by a majority of labor unions and social movements in the country. If the poll had occured, depending on the results, a referendum would have been conducted during the upcoming elections in November to vote on convening a constitutional assembly. Nevertheless, today’s scheduled poll was not binding by law.
Ah ... so the current constitution basically favours the rich and powerful and, well, maybe that just doesn't seem right. Ergo, a public opinion poll. How cruelly autocratic and draconian, eh, Mike? And how did the powers-that-be take to that little idea? Not so well, it seems:
In fact, several days before the poll was to occur, Honduras’ Supreme Court ruled it illegal, upon request by the Congress, both of which are led by anti-Zelaya majorities and members of the ultra-conservative party, National Party of Honduras (PNH).
Wow ... both the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress got their Underoos in a bunch over this, not because they gave a crap about democracy, but for nakedly political reasons. And the end result?
Late news: As of 11:15am, Caracas time, President Zelaya is speaking live on Telesur from San Jose, Costa Rica. He has verified the soldiers entered his residence in the early morning hours, firing guns and threatening to kill him and his family if he resisted the coup. He was forced to go with the soldiers who took him to the air base and flew him to Costa Rica.
Nothing undemocratic or coup-ish about dragging someone out of their home at gunpoint, eh, Mikey? And that's why we here at CC HQ read the Blogging Tories. We really do want to know what the intellectually crippled dumbasses think.
God only knows why.