No, he’s not a Muslim. He’s an opportunistic despot. Glenn waxes eloquent:
Here’s the key bit: “Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world.”
When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs. He does not swear to “grow the economy.” He does not swear to institute “fairness.” The only oath the President takes is this one:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated that oath. You can try to pretty this up (It’s just about possible probation violations! Sure.), or make excuses or draw distinctions, but that’s what’s happened. It is a betrayal of his duties as President, and a disgrace.
He won’t resign, of course. First, the President has the appreciation of free speech that one would expect from a Chicago Machine politician, which is to say, none. Second, he’s not getting any pressure. Indeed, the very press that went crazy over Ari Fleischer’s misrepresented remarks seems far less interested in the actions of an administration that I repeat, literally sent brown-shirted enforcers to launch a midnight knock on a filmmaker’s door.
But Obama’s behavior — and that of his enablers in the press — has laid down a marker for those who are paying attention. By these actions he is, I repeat, unfit to hold office. I hope and expect that the voters will agree in November.
I hope and expect the same. But if not, stronger measures will need to be considered. The loathsome thug Obama has crossed all sorts of bright red lines with this one; his America bears no resemblance whatever to the one envisioned by the Founders, and it ought not be allowed to survive even one more year. Glenn says in closing that “the real shame is on the man at the top of the hierarchy.” True enough…for now. But if we allow this un-American tyrant to continue to besmirch the office he now holds, the shame will be all ours. This picture ought to be the shot heard round the world, and will eventually determine not just Ogabe’s fate, but how many of us remain truly American:
This is precisely what tyranny looks like, people. It is a photo of an Obamerican subject being hauled off for “voluntary” questioning in the dead of night, in front of a mass of Ministry Of Propaganda cameras, for the Crime Against The State of exercising his supposed free speech “rights,” now nonexistent…for him, and for all of us. If this doesn’t get your blood absolutely boiling, and inspire both dismay and an ironclad determination to rid yourself of liberal-fascist tyranny once and for all, then crouch down and lick the hand that both feeds and enslaves you; may you wear your chains lightly, and may posterity forget that you were ever my countryman. The same holds especially true for any pedantic, smug fool who is making excuses for this outrage against liberty, or cheering it on.
Obama just proved beyond any doubt that rioting and violence are excellent tools for any aggrieved group to use to get what they want from gutless, liberal-fascist, despotic cowards. Very well. Let’s see where that leads. The jug-eared son of a bitch has sown the wind.
It’s gotten far uglier far faster than I dreamed it would, I’ll say that much; I didn’t expect blatant, right-out-in-the-open arrests for free-speech violations until after he was safely re-elected, honestly (any Tea Partier who sees this photo without experiencing a sudden eery chill is kidding himself). But I suppose that, ultimately, it’s good that his hand has been forced; now all can see–or, at least, those who will–what he really is. As I said: we’ll soon know if that’s enough of us.
We MUST rid ourselves of this tyrant. We must. And then we must begin the process of dismantling the Superstate that allows him or any other to wield unchecked power over us, if we are to dare to call ourselves a free people ever again. That is the simple truth, and Boehner, Romney, et al need to be made fully aware that it is NOT subject to negotiation.