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Zelaya Opponent Wins Honduran Election by Large Margin

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:40 am - November 30, 2009.
Filed under: Honduras,Politics abroad

The Central American country’s long national nightmare should now be over.

First, the leftist President Manuel Zelaya tried to rig a referendum in defiance of his nation’s constitution to hold onto power.  Then, when the nation’s judiciary removed him from office, world leaders, including our own President, refused to recognize this constitutional action.

Well, yesterday, Honduras held elections which Zelaya described as a “fraud“; he urged his supporters to boycott the vote.  Well, over 60% of registered voters turned out, delivering a 56% majority to Porfirio Lobo. Defeated by Zelaya “in the last presidential election in 2005,” Lobo “comes from the centre-right opposition National Party.”

Despite recent electoral victories for the allies of Hugo Chavez in Nicaragua and El Salvador, chavismo does not appear to be an unstoppable force in Central America.   Democratic, constitutional governance will prevail, in Honduras at least.

With the Obama Administration saying it would recognize the results, it seems all’s well that ends well.  And shows as well that all its bellyaching over the “coup” these past few months was really just much ado about nothing.

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22 Comments

  1. by the definition of “Coup” the left is using on this, what would their attempts to impeach Bush for nothing be classified as?
    At the least these would be Coup Attempts and hence treason. . . by their own definition. Right? I’m sure the trolls will explain the difference someway somehow.

    Comment by JP — November 30, 2009 @ 3:26 am - November 30, 2009

  2. The Central American country’s long national nightmare should now be over.

    Hah. “Should.”

    Well, let’s hope. (I say that a lot these days. You could say Obama has brought me hope. ;-) )

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 30, 2009 @ 3:47 am - November 30, 2009

  3. ILC, I’m glad someone caught that. :-)

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — November 30, 2009 @ 4:26 am - November 30, 2009

  4. Their “long national nightmare” will be over when Chavez, and the other heroes of our liberal left, are pounding sand.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 30, 2009 @ 5:59 am - November 30, 2009

  5. Countdown to the US administration recognizing the rule of law in Honduras in 1,000,000,000. 999,999,999, 999,999,998…

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 30, 2009 @ 6:33 am - November 30, 2009

  6. This only goes to show that the Hondurans are strong and will not stand for corruption or deceit. Good for Honduras . and speaking of liberal left. They are not “liberal” at all. Who can be liberal, if you intend to shut the media up OBAMA??? Chavez??

    Comment by Christopher Larsen — November 30, 2009 @ 7:09 am - November 30, 2009

  7. Great news from Honduras, wishing more of this in central and south America.
    Now if only Iran could have similar results…

    Comment by Leah — November 30, 2009 @ 11:28 am - November 30, 2009

  8. Leah, Iran did have similar results; they were just overturned by fraud.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — November 30, 2009 @ 12:59 pm - November 30, 2009

  9. And shows as well that all its bellyaching over the “coup” these past few months was really just much ado about nothing.
    Right. The military forcing the leader to leave the country is exactly the same as an election (you do remember the military’s part in this affair–oh wait. You left that out of your recap. From the WSJ, because I think conservatives still believe in it: “Honduran soldiers rousted President Manuel Zelaya from his bed and exiled him at gunpoint Sunday to Costa Rica”).
    But that’s irrelevant: as long as the end result is the same, who cares, right? Well, they do have a different president now than the man who became president after Zelaya was ousted, so the election did lead to a different leader than the coup did, but that’s not the point! Obama bad!

    Comment by torrentprime — November 30, 2009 @ 2:35 pm - November 30, 2009

  10. The military forcing the leader to leave the country is exactly the same as an election (you do remember the military’s part in this affair–oh wait. You left that out of your recap. From the WSJ, because I think conservatives still believe in it: “Honduran soldiers rousted President Manuel Zelaya from his bed and exiled him at gunpoint Sunday to Costa Rica”)

    I wonder why Talkingpointsprime left out the link to that WSJ story?

    Honduras’s Supreme Court gave the order for the military to detain the president, according to a former Supreme Court official who is in touch with the court.

    Later, Honduras’s Congress formally removed Mr. Zelaya from the presidency and named congressional leader Roberto Micheletti as his successor until the end of Mr. Zelaya’s term in January. Mr. Micheletti and others said they were the defenders, not opponents, of democratic rule.

    Oh, that’s right; Barack Obama is black, so he doesn’t have to tell the truth or rely on facts. He can say whatever he wants and Talkingpointsprime will support it, repeat it mindlessly on blogs, and scream that anyone who disagrees is a racist.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 30, 2009 @ 3:04 pm - November 30, 2009

  11. And also, notice how Talkingpointsprime tries the angle of blaming the military — typical for an Obama Party bigot like himself, who is busy passing resolutions calling the US military “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” in their own country, and blabbering on TV that the US doesn’t need a military.

    But then again, what should we expect of a gay liberal like torrentprime? Anti-military bigotry and hatred is required as part of their sexual orientation.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — November 30, 2009 @ 3:05 pm - November 30, 2009

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  13. From the WSJ, because I think conservatives still believe in it:

    You carefully left out the articles in the WSJ detailing how their Supreme Court, Zelaya’s own party, the Catholic Church in Honduras and the majority of the people supported his removal.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 30, 2009 @ 5:34 pm - November 30, 2009

  14. what? Talking Points referred to an aritcle that shot him in the foot? Well if he’d provided a link, we’d think he was gillie.

    Comment by The_Livewire — November 30, 2009 @ 6:15 pm - November 30, 2009

  15. What’s the current count of failed Obama candidates? Four?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — November 30, 2009 @ 9:35 pm - November 30, 2009

  16. This Honduras situation should be seen as yet another example of the utter inepitude of the Obama administration in foreign policy. He opposed the right guy but did so in such a poor manner the right guy ended up winning anyways. Double loss for Mr. Bowama.

    Comment by A Conservative Teacher — November 30, 2009 @ 10:39 pm - November 30, 2009

  17. Something I’ve noticed, and is highlighted here.

    On average, when the more conservative posters make mistakes, we fess up and admit them. sure there are some exceptions (some folks still argue Adam Lambert has talent) but it seems constant.

    Our more verbal talking points trolls (I don’t want to say ‘lefties’ as Pat is left but not a troll) however never conceed defeat, they simply slink away from the topic, to pop up spilling bile somewhere else.

    Hmm, maybe Tano/Jody/gillie/bob et al aren’t trolls, they’re moles. As in ‘Whack-a-’

    (I now appologize to moles for making the comparison.)

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 1, 2009 @ 7:25 am - December 1, 2009

  18. TL, you’d almost think they were paid to do it.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 1, 2009 @ 9:56 am - December 1, 2009

  19. And now, Teleprompter Jesus has decided that, since he didn’t like the outcome of the election in Honduras, it’s not valid.

    For the countries of the Hemisphere and for the United States, to work towards the restoration of Honduras to the Organization of American States [OAS] later on, Honduras must do more than just this election,” said Arturo Valenzuela. “It must follow a process of national reconciliation through a government of national unity, and that’s what we’re urging the Honduran leadership to engage in. The people of Honduras want nothing less.”

    Valenzuela said the Obama administration seeks implementation of an OAS-backed settlement plan, including the creation of a truth commission on the circumstances of the coup and a congressional vote set for Wednesday on whether Mr. Zelaya will be returned to office to complete his term, which was to end in late-January.

    And this is where Talkingpointsprime, Tano, gillie, and the other paid trolls reveal what Obama-worshiping idiots they are. We all know they support the Black Messiah regardless of what he does. It’s especially hilarious to watch Talkingpointsprime, who claimed to be a “conservative”, endorse this sort of thing.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 1, 2009 @ 11:54 am - December 1, 2009

  20. Why does President Obama hate free people?

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 1, 2009 @ 1:08 pm - December 1, 2009

  21. Good one TL, I might have to steal it :-)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 1, 2009 @ 2:38 pm - December 1, 2009

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