Where is the Left?

Remember when the Left liked to spell it “AMERIKA”?

Obama sends brownshirts in the dead of night to detain a man who made a video the leader of the free world doesn’t like, and the press and the Left remain silent – “because I did not make a film the administration didn’t like”?

Law Professors, including Glenn Reynolds are howling, but the useful idiots won’t hear. (What follows is the quote he links to):

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.

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27 responses to “Where is the Left?

  1. Al Dente

    I know this sounds crazy, but that’s just me. Someone in Congress needs to have the guts to step up and demand Obama step down for reasons of dereliction causing the deaths of Americans, failure to faithfully execute his Office and just overall incompetence. Everyone will laugh, mock and howl, and the poor slob will probably be expelled, but that one voice will be a little tiny spark, and that spark may start a fire!

  2. db

    Dumb I know, but how does the actual arrest relate to Obama……using the only relative link in what was posted in this blog?

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/anti-muslim-film-nakoula-basseley-innocence-muslims.html

  3. Walt

    Dude –
    How are all the Hollywood Libtards not enraged by this? Who is going to decide what is offensive, and what is not offensive? And I assume this will not only be films, but also cartoons, literature and speech, right? Obama already wants to restrict the internet and talk radio. He wants them in his pocket, just like the MSM.

    Is “Nude Nuns with Big Guns” an offensive flick? No one complained about it, so I guess not. Can you not make fun of any religion, or just Islam? South Park makes fun of a lot of religions, so should we ban that? “Four Lions”, a British film, makes fun of Muslims, Jews, and suicide bombers, so does that get banned and the producer arrested?

    And what about movies that really are offensive, like “Inchon” or “Howard the Duck? “Leonard Part Six”? Bill Cosby should be put in jail for a long time for that one. “Battlefield Earth”? That movie was unwatchable, so I think the entire cast and crew should be strung up.

    Your “writing” sometim….Your “writing” usually offends me. So do I get to blow up your car to get you to stop?

    People better wake up to what this Nazi in the White House is doing, before it is too late. He really believes he knows what is best for us. Big government deciding how much you make, how long you live, what you eat and what you see and hear. How you behave. It is truly frightening, and he is doing it all in plain sight.

    Obama has publically expressed his disdain for the Constitution. He considers it an archaic, racist document that must be ignored. Read this article:
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/03/obama-has-now-broken-free-constitution/

    So it is all right there for people to see, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.
    Did you take a whiz in the lobby?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  4. Random Access

    Gee, didn’t Left icons FDR and Earl Warren put Japanese Americans in concentration camps?

  5. Libertarian Advocate

    What struck me was the reference to Bill Maher’s remark in your third link: “We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly.” I don’t remember having heard Maher say that at the time and I find it hard to argue with him on the point in light of Debbie Schlussel’s defense of what he said on 9-21-01.

    Fast forward eleven years: Does Bill Maher still hold the same view now that Barack Obama is personally ordering drone assassinations – and bragging about it – such as the one that took out Al-Libi and actually triggered this latest wave of Muslim rage?

    Following Maher’s logic, it sure looks to me like Obama might be a double coward: First he orders drone assassinations, then, when it bites him on the ass, he points his finger elsewhere: Look at the nasty Coptic Christian. Its all his fault! trampling the First Amendment in his effort to escape the repercussions of his failed policies.

    This Presidency is in free-fall.

  6. Inagua

    db – The feds used the locals to pick the guy up for questioning in a possible federal parole violation rap. It was a federal action, and therefore Obama’s ultimate responsibility. That Obama hasn’t condemned a midnight pickup by guys in brown shirts tells you all you need to know about Obama’s selective civil liberty and free speech sensibilities.

    • Obama also asked YouTube “to review” its decision to post the video. The president of the United States puts the strong arm on YouTube? Again I ask, where is the Left? Imagine the outcry, although it would never happen, if Obama were to ask a New York museum to remove its exhibition of “Jesus in a Jar of Piss”?

  7. Instapundit has taken the graphic you used in this post and upped the ante.

  8. Libertarian Advocate

    EOS: Thanks. That graphic is now up at my joint. I didn’t Hat Tip you knowing your sensibilities about avoiding things overtly political on your own blog but If you want credit, I’ll give it to you.

  9. AJ

    America is a country where you can now be arrested for letting your children play outside, even under supervision — child endangerment: what if someone were to run up and grab them?

    ‘Society now criminalizing parents that allow children to play in the yard – What is the world coming to?’

    http://www.naturalnews.com/037209_children_at_play_parents_criminalization.html

  10. LA: No credit deserved. I merely stumbled over it in Instapundit’s Twitter feed.
    BTW, since he’s mentioned in this post, @AriFleischer has a good Twitter feed, if it interests anyone. Doesn’t hurt that he hails from Bedford.

    The other feed that might be of interest to those who follow the polls, and I don’t mean the polls only touted by the MSM.
    His profile first, then one of his most recent tweets.
    @NumbersMuncher Polling season… I don’t get paid to do it, but I love analyzing polls and numbers. And bacon.
    @NumbersMuncher Rasmussen tightens to Romney +1… Romney still leads among Indys but Obama is drawing more Republicans than Romney draws Dems. 47-46 Romney

  11. AJ

    Oddly the so called movie, “Muhammad Movie Trailer”, which is all anyone has seen of this movie so far, is, at this moment of posting, still up on Youtube. What is odd about it is that Youtube is said to have a history of taking things down for absolutely no reason at all in the blink of an eye — basically, all someone has to do is complain is my understanding — and the fact that this one still remains is a bright red flag. It’s a safe bet that this will lead to a loud call for internet censorship from both the White House and Congress. This is standard operating proceedure from page one of the neocon’s playbook, a group that, by his actions, would include Obama — create the problem then offer a solution.

  12. db

    I know everyone here read the following from the link: “U.S. courts spokeswoman Karen Redmond said the Office of Probation in the Central District of California was reviewing whether Nakoula, who has been convicted on bank fraud charges, violated terms of his probation in relation to the video and its uploading onto the Internet.”

    Looks like CA is the one that should be blamed for this (and the blog owner loves to beat on them anyway….so all good).

    • DOJ and the White House scream, California goons haul the guy off at midnight – nothing to see here, just coincidence, move along, move along. Or should that be “move on”?

  13. DollarBill

    Law and order Republicans!!! Except when someone hates Muslims. Then no laws or probation terms need apply. Republican stupidity on parade.

    Santorum proved right again.

    • The “they do it too” riposte is the first fallacious argument taught in basic logic, DB, yet it’s all you have mustered here in all your time trolling this board. I’m sorry, but you really are a very stupid person.

  14. Walt

    Dude –
    I have decided I don’t like Muslims. YES THAT’S RIGHT I SAID IT!!

    I also don’t like Commies and Socialists. I don’t like Christian fundamentalists. And Black Panthers. And Al Sharpton. And Jerry Lewis. And black licorice. And smelly people.

    There is a lot of stuff I don’t like, and that is my right. BUT because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean I have the right to destroy it. That is the fundamental problem with radical Islam. They think it is their DUTY to destroy those that don’t believe in Islam. What other religion believes that?

    Yet Barry defends them, and has a strategy to appease them. As the great French statesman Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last”.

    Where does it say you have a God given right not to be offended? Who decides what is offensive? Are we going to criminalize the criticism of Islam? Can we still make fun of Catholics and WASP’s? What about Jews? That is some of my best stuff! And Mormons!!

    GET OVER IT!! If the Muslims want to be liked, get control of your lunatic fringe and have them stop killing innocent people. Then we can talk, and maybe then I will start to like you. And stop caring what other people think, and acknowledge they have the right to do so.

    As for Jerry Lewis, he has no hope.
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  15. Inagua

    Dollar Bill may regurgitate sound bites instead of presenting reasoned arguments, and he may lack critical reasoning skills, but he is representative of a significant percentage of the voting population. It does us all good to have him here as a reminder of just what is out there voting.

    • That’s exactly why I let him dribble here, Inagua – he is the prototypical Democrat, the exemplar of the ignorant, unthinking and unwashed masses that, ironically, people of Bill’s “education level” love to despise.

  16. Walt

    Dude –
    Why hasn’t Bill Maher been arrested?
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/09/15/Obama-Contribution-Anti-Islam-Filmmaker
    And he isn’t funny either, so we can get him on two counts!!
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  17. Peg

    Leftist Democrats (which unfortunately today is most of ’em) are working hard to earn an entry into dictionaries. When you look up “hypocrite” you will find photos of them AND their donkey. (Probably $ Bill is their #1 model.)

    It’s fine to mock Jews, Christians, right wingers, hillbillies and anyone else that leftists hate because these people don’t go out and slaughter others when they are insulted. It’s fine to arrest someone who makes a film critical of Muslims – but not Maher, because he makes fun of stuff that lefties hate.

    They’re having a good ol’ time having the government decide what is good and bad for us NOW – with Obama in the White House. Will they enjoy having our Constitution shredded, however, if we ever get a President Santorum or Huckabee or (GOD forbid) Akin?

    Our Bill of Rights is there for many very good reasons. Too bad it is beyond the comprehension of so many “progressives.”

  18. Libertarian Advocate

    Peg: You forgot “Teabaggers” and libertarians, who the proggies loathe more than anyone or anything else.

  19. Al Dente

    Has anyone seen Racist Bob? Liberal, racist hypocrisy at its best:

  20. Fred2

    “Just after midnight Saturday morning,”

    After midnight?! Really? I could understand first thing in the morning, but frankly unless it’s a RED HOT CRIME IN PROGRESS I really can’t see police needing to pick people up in the middle of the night.

    I mean really, what are you going to to with them until start of business in the AM? Le them rot in a cell? Nice.

    This is pure politically motivated crap & intimidation. It’s not quite rising to Nazi/Soviet level but it’s disgusting.

    If any Republican did this to a leftist moron it’s be cause celebre for months.

    They have no decency.

  21. Libertarian Advocate

    I think this is more CYA on the part of the administration for having so badly mis-read the implications of The Arab Spring and Obama’s chest thumping over killing OBL and personally ordering drone assassination strikes. The trampling of the 1st Amendment seems incidental. These guys just aren’t that smart or competent.