What’s going on, people? Stanford’s got USC bamboozled, but there’s this too:
Glenn Reynolds is calling for the President to resign. Oh no! Where did I park my car? The keys! Is it out front? Do I have time to comb my hair?
WHY BARACK OBAMA SHOULD RESIGN. Just for the record, this is what it looked like for a man who made a film that made the Obama Administration uncomfortable:
How many people are dead because of this meth-dealing sonovabitch bigot? He has become the world’s tragedy. Go ahead and question the punk ass, you’ll hear no protests from me.
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.
Glenn seems to be saying “The President committed a crime no argues no backsies.” Reality is not kindergarten, sport. And those “brownshirts” are — literally — our Los Angeles County Sheriffs. I’m willing to entertain some conspiracies, but the idea that our President issued a fiat or writ or proclamation or phone call or tweet or Goodyear blimp that directed the local Sheriff, Lee Baca, to incarcerate this Nakoula Nakoula fellow is quite bollocks. It takes a rare and sober intellect to hallucinate this way. Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet batshit of your stature, sir. Get yourself a dream catcher, Jitters, and let the Vince Foster banshee go free.
ADD: Can you believe it? I just now looked up this Reynolds character, and he’s a law professor. I always thought people were kidding about that, but they were serious! A professor of law!