Two photos that should cost Barack Obama his job

Posted by: Phineas on September 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The first from the ruins of our consulate in Benghazi:

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Those are the bloody hand prints of an American, desperately fleeing for his life. They are the fruits of the Obama-Clinton policy of “smart power” and speak more loudly than any words can of the administration’s utter failure. (Courtesy of the Daily Mail via QandO)

Then there’s the home front:

(Click for a larger image. Courtesy LA Times.)

That is a free man being taken away by police under pressure from an administration desperate to blame anyone but itself for the collapse of its Mideast policy. While he may have violated his parole, he was investigated because his speech made the government uncomfortable. My blog-buddy ST has already vented her outrage; my own feelings are a burning contempt for this open display of Chicago-style thugocracy — Benito nods in approval. And Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, is livid:

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.

Read it all. (h/t Blue Crab Boulevard)

If we weren’t so close to the election, I’d be calling for President Obama’s impeachment for dangerous incompetence and gross abuse of power.

But we don’t need Congress to clean house for us. As Glenn points out, we have an election in less than two months. Send these photos and the linked articles to anyone you know who’s still undecided. Make them aware of what’s happening.

A vote for Obama is a vote for American decline and to entrench “gangster government,” the thugocracy, and liberal fascism.

It’s up to us to put a stop to it.

LINKS: Twitchy — “This is not America.”  In 2008, I and others wrote about Obama’s contempt for free speech. Hey, my fellow citizens, we tried to tell ya…

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “Two photos that should cost Barack Obama his job”


  1. Great White Rat says:

    A better contrasting photo would have been one of Obama laughing it up and having a great old time at his Vegas fundraiser.

    In Libya, bloody handprints symbolizing the failures of this administration.

    Back home, a president who cares only for fundraising and living the high life, unconcerned with the realities of the other picture.

  2. Yorkshire says:

    Obama Shilled (for contributions in Lost Wages), Ambassapor killed.

  3. Tex says:

    So much for Obama’s foreign policy of “We apologize for being American”. Our enemies love weak American presidents and Obama is running neck-and-neck with Carter as the weakest American president in American history.

    Leaving ambassador Stevens basically very under-guarded in a consulate right in the middle of an Islamic nation still in turmoil from the recent revolution there was a crime. Even the Libyans were warning Stevens he didn’t have enough security. Obama, and Clinton, both share the blame for allowing this security lapse that made it possble for Al Qaeda to assassinate Stevens.

  4. forward says:

    The First Amendment— we tried that it didn’t work. It never worked.

  5. tommy mc donnell says:

    if the picture of that guy being arrested doesn’t send shivers down your spine your ready to give up your freedom. it looks like something right out of the soviet union, the black car comes in the middle of the night to take you away.

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    Presidential flack Jay Carney, as late as Friday was still unconvincingly spouting this two-bit video started the whole thing. Consider that when that cover story first surfaced Tuesday that video had had 2,000 hits; five days later it had 4,600,000+. What do you want to bet the vast majority, from the outset, were simple curiosity seekers and not wild-eyed terrorists? The terrorists, being emboldened by a weakling Obhammud, were plotting another 9/11 attack complete with RPGs only in Benghazi this time.

  7. Hey, Forward! Are you saying that freedom of speech doesn’t work? Hmmm! Seems you are free to say that I guess. Under other governmenst you wouldn’t be.

  8. Carlos says:

    As long as there are people in this country who will vote for a socialist, there will be people in this country stupid enough to believe the official li(e)ne put out by Carney and Co., especially since they are so aided in such an endeavor by the LSM.

  9. Joseph says:

    Two photos that should cost Barack Obama his job- but won’t! Just like in 2008, the lapdog media are pulling out all the stops for their man. There is nothing Romney can do to change that, and the same goes for Obama. They’ve got Obama’s back, no matter how badly he screws up. He’s “still The One”.

  10. LJT says:

    I just don’t get these folks who are ready to roll over and submissively urinate all other themselves because – yikes – this wasn’t supposed to happen while I’m POTUS…everyone’s supposed to LOOOOOOVE me because I’m who I am….what a total FUBAR this administration has been. I didn’t vote for him in 2008 because I didn’t buy the horse apples he was peddling. When he won, I honestly and truly hoped he would rise above and provide some much needed leadership…now, I grew up in the South where Cow Pasture Pool rules…that’s golf for the uninformed…and even the folks down here are wondering how to log the hours on the links Fearless Leader has…