In 2009, Manuel Zelaya, a leftist thug, thief, and “business partner” of Cesar Chavez, was president of Honduras. He had long been mismanaging the nation via payoffs to supportive unions (sound familiar?) and was planning an illegal election to cement his power.
There being no Constitutional method to remove him, both the Congress and the Judiciary asked the Military to assist in said removal. This they did, and Vice President Roberto Micheletti took power as required by their Constitution. At no time did the military have power…not one second.
The craven Obamites and all allies (SEIU, etc.) demanded that the odious Zelaya be returned to power or they would starve the country, which is rarely very far from starvation in normal times. Along with their buddy Cesar and other “democrats”, the Obama/Clinton regime had no difficulty calling it a coup. There was enormous suffering, particularly among the poor; hunger and sickness were more prevalent, so the Obamites could be proud (as they ate beef filets)
Micheletti planned to hold the regularly scheduled election, which, of course, the Obamites condemned. They made it clear that the results would not be honored. Given Obama’s Chicago roots, one does not wonder why he doesn’t trust election results, except those he controls. Further, the Obamites did not want to upset Cesar and his domestic and foreign leftist friends.
After the Obamites wrecked the economy, the Hondurans still refused to be bullied; and the Obamites were ultimately FORCED to recognize the election results. It is worthy of note that the opposing party won the election; Micheletti’s party lost. There was shock in DC that the Hondurans had the nerve to have principles.
Scroll to the present: There is a genuine military coup in Egypt; but Egypt has some juice, and Obama is now dealing with his buddies in the Muslim Brotherhood. Breath-holding until Egypt’s coup is condemned and sanctions are in place is not recommended.
This “ILLEGAL” coup will be pampered as a vehicle to return Egypt to a civilian government. The election will, however, have the only patina of legitimacy; and for the Obamites, appearance is everything. There is little doubt that a Mubarak-style president with a Muslim Brotherhood garnish will emerge as the winner. However, when Honduras wanted a genuine, regularly scheduled election, the Obamites got their panties in a wad.
This should disabuse all who harbor the most remote hope that ANYONE in the Obama regime has any principles or interest in helping sustain democratic governments. Any left-wing or quiet oppressor is preferred to a genuine Democrat if the teachers’ union likes the oppressor. The late and unlamented Cesar Chavez is a good example.
Obama is sad to see his Muslim Bros leave, but they will not be far from power. Meanwhile, Obama/Clinton can be proud that many Hondurans are still hungry thanks to their oppression. This is compassion and concern for the poor, Obama-style. It is impossible to know how many died, but why should they worry? Chicago pols have no time for that; there are votes to buy and people to payoff.