Monday, August 31, 2009

It Isn't Just Health Care That Sends Obama's Ratings Crashing

Kick Honduras and tick off Latin voters

U. S. Voters of Hispanic dissent are watching Obama's full diplomatic assault on the poor Central American country of Honduras. Hondurans first believed the U.S. would praise them for the constitutional removal of President Mel Zalaya. They had no idea that the U.S. would do everything in its power except military intervention to turn Honduras into a satellite of Castro and Chavez. (The U.S. doesn't need to activate its military. Chavez just pours money into Honduras and buys dissent as we stand by and watch!)

President Obama...You have touched off a new reason to "hate America." You are encouraging the loss of freedom in Honduras. Don't think Hispanic Americans are not watching. You can cancel visas, refuse to recognize diplomats, yank needed humanitarian aide, allow Chavez to pay rioters, etc. But, with the Internet it is not hidden. Your poll numbers suffer from your assault on freedom in Latin America.

Ousted Marxist Zalaya to Speak At George Washington University, Sept. 2nd

While the U.S. government has yanked the visas of constitutionally elected members of the Honduran Congress, they allow only Zalaya to come to the U. S. to speak to our students. This reminds me of Mumia Abu-Jamal's speech at Evergreen college in Olympia. The left rules American campuses.

And, in closing, a projection from the press:

Obama's Honduras Problem
By Michael Shifter
Foreign Affairs August 24, 2009

(After a long article this is the conclusion.)
It is still conceivable that Zelaya could return to power under a heavily conditioned agreement and with perhaps impossibly exquisite orchestration. But it seems likely that Honduras will proceed with elections in November and look ahead to the next government that will take over in January 2010. Washington would then confront the dilemma of whether to support an election process overseen by a government it deems illegitimate. Refusing to do so could prolong the crisis and would inflict greater pain in the form of diplomatic isolation and reduced aid flows. In the end, policies based on realism are likely to prevail, and the United States will recognize the new government, provided the elections are credible. Whatever happens in Honduras , the costs of the ongoing crisis to the Obama administration could turn out to be far from negligible.

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