United States Revokes Visas For Four Honduran Officials

And upon guess whose request, according to The Washington Post? This is so disgusting:

Washington has refused to recognize the government led by Roberto Micheletti, who took over when Zelaya was toppled in a June 28 coup, and it already had cut $16.5 million in U.S. military aid to the Central American country.

Zelaya had asked President Barack Obama to revoke U.S. visas for the coup leaders and he quickly welcomed the move.

“They are isolated, they are surrounded, they are alone,” the deposed leftist said of the coup leaders.

It’s true that they are surrounded by Socialist countries… It’s also true that Zelaya, (who was recently endorsed by drug terrorists, FARC), has allied himself with anti-Democratic Socialist totalitarian leaders, Chavez, Castro, Ortega, and Correa. What does that make us, that we would take their side? What a depressing chapter this will be in American history books.

This is a coup that has been dead from the start, so they will have to abandon their position of intransigence in the coming hours,” he said in Nicaragua, where he is camped out near the border with Honduras.

Micheletti’s government, backed by the Supreme Court and Congress, has refused to bend to international condemnation of the coup. It insists that Zelaya cannot come back and serve his remaining six months in office.

Why is The Obama administration taking the anti-Democratic side in this conflict? The WSJ’s Mary O’Grady has a theory:

Some Washington watchers figure this bizarre stance is due to the fact that Mr. Obama is relying heavily on White House Counsel Gregory Craig for advice on Latin America.

Mr. Craig was the lawyer for Fidel Castro—er, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of Elian Gonzalez—during Bill Clinton’s 2000 repatriation to Cuba of the seven-year-old. During the presidential campaign when Mr. Craig was advising Mr. Obama, the far-left Council on Hemispheric Affairs endorsed Mr. Craig as “the right man to revive deeply flawed U.S.-Latin America relations.” In other words, to pull policy left.

There is plenty of speculation that Mr. Obama is making policy off of Mr. Craig’s “expertise.” It is not too much to believe. Indeed, if all policy is now being run out of the White House, as many observers contend, then the views of the White House counsel may explain a lot.


More from the WaPo article:

Representative Connie Mack, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives who visited Honduras over the weekend, told Reuters it was his understanding that two of the people who had their U.S. visas revoked were Tomas Arita Valle, the Supreme Court justice who signed the order for Zelaya’s arrest, and Jose Alfredo Saavedra, president of the Honduran Congress.

Mack criticized the move as intimidation.

Two others who confirmed they had their visas revoked were human rights ombudsman Ramon Custodio and Adolfo Lionel Sevilla, defense minister in the interim government.

Micheletti told reporters at the presidential palace on Tuesday that his U.S. visa had not been revoked.

Meanwhile, the erstwhile pro-American interim leader of Honduras appeals to a higher power than even the Obamessiah:

Rosary in hand, Micheletti later appeared on state television to lead viewers in a “Day of Prayer” for peace. “I ask for forgiveness from those who for one reason or another do not agree with us, and I ask God to show them the light so they realize it is more important to live in peace,” he said.

Hat tip: Fausta


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Melt The Phone Lines: Congress (Wants) To Vote On ObamaCare This Week

Nancy Pelosi is pushing H.R. 3200, the Dem health care plan to the floor this week for votes. It’s imperative that we let our Congresscritters know what we think of Socialized medicine. You can get your Congressman’s district office phone number, here. You can send a fax, here.

Via Red State, here are 5 freedoms ObamaCare will take away from you:

  1. Freedom to choose what’s in your plan
  2. Freedom to be rewarded for healthy living, or pay your real costs
  3. Freedom to choose high-deductible coverage
  4. Freedom to keep your existing plan
  5. Freedom to choose your doctors

And the Democrat leadership has no intention of fixing these problems. Go to John Boehner’s website to get clued  in:

Keeping a Bad Bill Bad: Democratic Leaders Block 31 Common-Sense Changes to Health Care Bill:

Dems Block GOP Amendments to Scrap Government Takeover of Health Care, Stop Job-Killing Employer Mandate and Small Business Tax

Here’s Mike Pence on stopping government run health care:

Did you hear him? Call your Congressman, TODAY. Red State also has a list of  Democrats, besides the blue dogs, to contact.

Here’s a CBO official testifying before Congress that the ObamaCare legislation, (despite Obama’s repeated claims to the contrary), “significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs”:

NRO asks, Can Obamacare be stopped? What should Republicans be doing right now to stop it? See their health care symposium for:

The Prognosis for Obamacare
Checking the vitals of Obama’s health-care plan.

See Keith Hennessey, via Hot Air for some  ObamaCare spending visuals.


Red State reports:

No vote on health care in House before recess

And there still isn’t a plan to get the bill out of the Energy and Commerce Committee.


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Must Read Book:Michelle Malkin’s “Culture Of Corruption”

Michelle Malkin appeared on Hannity’s show, last night to promote her new book, “Cuture of Corruption, Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies”.

She has done the country a great service in chronicling the mind boggling “worse than you think” , “Chicago Way” corruption that Obama has brought to Washington.

This comment resonated with me:

“I wrote an entire –  almost 400 page book…and it’s only been six months!”

Ain’t that the truth. Obama has absolutely overwhelmed those of us who pay attention with material to stew over. . .How many Presidents in recent memory have had hundreds of thousands of people protesting his policies in the streets within a few months of their presidencies?

Read Michelle’s book, and collect those dirty dozen “Czars of the Obama Underworld” cards.