I want to start out this very ample edition of Wingnut Wrapup with a sampling of conservative responses to yesterday's military coup in Honduras, demonstrating their firm commitment to democracy and freedom:
Moe Lane, Red State: "Turns out that Honduras did not have a coup after all. An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic..."
As armed forces always do when they remove the democratically elected leader of a country. Right on, Moe. We're so proud of your principled stand.
Power Line: "In condemning the removal of Honduran President Mel Zelayaya by the Honduran military, Pesident Obama stands shoulder to shoulder withe Fidel Castro and his thug epigones Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega. The Honduran military has sought to enforce the rule of law by providing for Zelaya's departure from the scene.
Horror of horrors! The President of Honduras tried to conduct an illegal popular vote! Will evil always be with us! Of course, in the face of this abomination, it is obviously "enfocing the rule of law" to have a military coup! What else are military coups for, but to enfoce the law, right?
Gateway Pundit: "Tinpot Dictator Taken Down In Honduras....
this is not a coup, this is the Honduran Armed Forces carrying out an order of the Supreme Court of Honduras....Today is a day of liberty in Honduras."
Because nothing says liberty like replacing a legally elected leader with a military dictator.
World Net Daily: "Honduran president ousted by military 'coup'
Of course, since the legal government of Honduras was left-leaning, it's only a 'coup', not a real coup.
Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall Street Journal: "Honduras Defends its Democracy"
By losing it.
Could anything be more lunatic and detatched from reality than thinking that the Republican party and the American right give a damn about democracy and freedom? This is just pathetic. And truly contemptible.
Now, on to the rest of the idiocy:
Burt Prelutzky, Town Hall: " Obama Could Work for The New York Times "
Not Bush though. They don't accept manuscripts written in finger paint.
Ted Cruz, Red State: "Challenging Times for Conservatives, Yet I’m Optimistic"
What, you think you're going to get an Argentine mistress too?
Gateway Pundit: "It Has Begun... Obama's Kenyan Birth Certificate Sold On eBay"
Well, I guess that's the smoking gun we've all been looking for, then. I still won't believe it though, until I've seen it on World Net Daily.
Newsmax: "Cost of Climate Change Bill: $560 Per American"
Cost of no climate change bill: Most of our grandchildren die. But, $560. To ME. Right NOW! I guess that makes it okay. The rest is their problem, huh?
A lot of people thought I was going too far when I have said for years that "conservative" really means someone who will sell their children into poverty for a couple of hundred dollar tax cut. Last laugh to me, guys- I was right. Only it isn't so funny, huh?
Wes Vernon, Renew America: "The Death to America Act"
Death to America would result from asking corporate polluters to clean up after themselves. Well, we don't want to die, do we? Not when we have that $560.00 tax cut to look forward to.
Renew America Book Review: "It is a world in the not so distant future where the forces of the Left have saddled professional sports with quadriplegic referees, transgendered concessionaires and stuttering sportscasters."
At least we didn't saddle professional sports with the Dumbest President Ever as a team owner. Actually, now that I think about it, given that he did to the country what Donald Stirling did to the Clippers, maybe he should have stayed in sports.
American Spectator: "Barack Obama's reaction to Michael Jackson's death hasn't exactly shone. He's let Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Larry King fill the emotional void. It's been his Katrina moment."
Bush: A great American city drowns. Many die, the country is humiliated and the cost is tens of billions. Obama: didn't speak out enough about Michael Jackson. No one dies, no one humiliated, cost-nothing.
But they are just the same. If you are a conservative.
Jeremy Lott, American Spectator: "To pass her climate bill, Nancy Pelosi made a mockery of democracy. "
I.e. she got a majority of congressmen to vote for it. Now that is a mockery of democracy. Unlike the brave stand for democracy we saw in Honduras yesterday. That's democracy, Republican style.
Steven Spruiell, National Review Online: "Left-wingers and Democratic partisans are united in a vigorous effort to blame deregulation for the financial crisis."
In other words, Steven, they're telling the truth. Don't like that? I didn't think you would. After all, you are a conservative.