Honduras elects conservative rancher as new president

posted at 10:55 am on November 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

By all accounts, the national election in Honduras was a rousing success.  Despite a call to boycott by the small band of remaining supporters of Manuel Zelaya, turnout exceeded 60%.  It produced a clear winner, conservative rancher Porfirio Lobo Sosa, sweeping out the liberal government of both Zelaya and interim caretaker president Roberto Micheletti.  Honduras expects the international community to honor its results, but as the Wall Street Journal reports, that may depend on Barack Obama:

A conservative rancher named Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo took the Honduran presidency in elections Sunday, five months after the country’s last elected president was forced out of the country at gunpoint. Now Hondurans must wait to see if the international community, which has been divided over the crisis, accepts the winner as legitimate.

The results gave Mr. Lobo 56% of the vote, well ahead of Liberal Party candidate Elvin Santos at 38%, confirming voters’ expected punishment of the Liberals — party of both the deposed president and the interim government that ousted him.

While the small Central American nation is expected to get crucial support from the U.S., it will likely continue to face opposition from regional heavyweights such as Brazil and Argentina. The U.S., in agreeing to accept the winner, is now in a delicate position — with Brazil, for example, which is housing exiled leader Manuel Zelaya in its Honduran embassy and recognizes him as president.

The US only agreed to accept the results of the election after pressure from within Congress over Obama’s policy towards Honduras.  Senator Jim DeMint had stopped Obama appointees from getting confirmation votes in protest over Obama’s decision to sanction Honduras for the so-called “coup,” even after the Law Library of Congress confirmed the legality of Zelaya’s removal from office (although not his subsequent forced exile).   At first, Obama and his State Department objected to holding the elections at all while Zelaya remained locked out of his offices, but eventually — and reluctantly — accepted the use of democracy to resolve the status of government.

The big question remains whether the US will honor that commitment now that Lobo, an opponent of Zelaya and his party, has won such a clear mandate from Hondurans.  The WSJ assumes that the White House will honor it, and that others will follow suit:

Only the U.S., Costa Rica and Panama have said they will accept the winner, though other countries, including Mexico and Canada, appear to be leaning that way as well. The government is betting that U.S. recognition will lead other nations to back down from earlier positions. “They may not recognize the elections Sunday itself, but I believe they will at some point in the future,” Mr. Lobo said Saturday.

But Brazil, which currently hosts Zelaya in its Tegulcigapa embassy, may lead an effort to disregard the elections:

Honduras’ disputed presidential election is likely to set Washington against emerging Latin American power Brazil over whether to recognize the winner of a vote promoted by the leaders of a June coup.

Conservative opposition leader Porfirio Lobo easily won the election on Sunday, but he will struggle to get recognition in Latin America where many leftist governments see the election as a nail in the coffin of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. …

The State Department called the vote “a necessary and important step forward” after results came in on Sunday but did not say whether Washington would explicitly recognize Lobo’s victory over ruling party candidate Elvin Santos.

Brazil, which is increasingly flexing its muscles as its economy becomes more powerful, refuses to recognize the vote.

“Brazil will maintain its position because it’s not possible to accept a coup,” President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Sunday.

And so we come to the ultimate irony of the entire sordid mess that Obama himself largely created.  Obama refused to accept the legality of Zelaya’s removal because Obama considered it an affront to democracy, even though Zelaya violated the Honduran constitution and the Honduran parliament and Supreme Court followed the law in having him removed from office.  Thanks to that self-defeating and intellectually vapid policy, Obama has undermined actual democracy in Honduras by giving Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua an opening to ignore the results of a regularly scheduled and honest election and to force Honduras to put a lawbreaker back into office against the will of its people.

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.


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The people of Honduras acted stupidly.

noblejones on November 30, 2009 at 10:59 AM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but if the shoe fits…….

Techie on November 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

The media hate conservative rancher presidents.

zmdavid on November 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Venezuela, and Nicaragua

Shining beacons of freedom and democracy! Honduras should tell them to pee up a rope.

Techie on November 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Good for Honduras. Tell ‘em where to stuff it, boys.

mojo on November 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

It is ironic, really. We have claims of faulty elections all over the world, and there are teams of international observers who specialize in the very difficult task of certifying the legitimacy, or lack of same, of any particular election. But all this time the leftwingers have had an ingeniously simple method to test any election: the election is legitimate exactly when a leftwinger wins.

If Obama, Lula, Chavez, or anyone else seriously tries to erase this election in Honduras, I for one will be boiling mad at this outrageous betrayal.

jwolf on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

The media hate conservative rancher presidents.

zmdavid on November 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

You gotta love the fact that they not only elected a conservative, but a rancher to boot. I’ll bet the drive-bys are having flashbacks to Crawford, TX right about now.

Doughboy on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

It’s the Chicago way. Speaking of which, let’s take a quick look at some of Obama’s homies this past weekend. No one does Thanksgiving like Obamaland.

Guardian on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

another EPIC fail by Obama and Sec of state CLinton. here I am glad they failed.

I hoped they would fail so a country could continue to live in freedom.

unseen on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Obama’s definition of “democracy” is TYRANNY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

That’s all he is. An elite Socialist. Nothing more.

To Hollywood starlets … wake up! Your income will be the Chicago thugs’ next target.

TheAlamos on November 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

The tea and crumpets are tasting a little worse this morning at the State Department.
Damn Hondurans- don’t know whats best for them!

jjshaka on November 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Watch the lefties howl!

RobCon on November 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

The media hate conservative rancher presidents.

zmdavid on November 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

You gotta love the fact that they not only elected a conservative, but a rancher to boot. I’ll bet the drive-bys are having flashbacks to Crawford, TX right about now.

Doughboy on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

I’m all out schadenfreudich.

the_nile on November 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

What do we know about President Elect Porfirio Lobo?

I truly pray that Obama accepts the election result. Honduras followed its Constitution. Mr Micheletti conducted himself honorably and it pains me to say that I can’t imagine Mrs Pelosi sticking up for the Constitution over President Obama which is what happened in Honduras. Mr Micheletti had a choice: The Constitution or supporting the leader of his own party doing something illegal and he chose the Constitution even though he probably knew the backlash would be his party losing this election. Mr Micheletti has a great moral compass. Now we will see if Obama has a compass at all.

journeyintothewhirlwind on November 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM

change

nyx on November 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Obama is a disgrace.

WisCon on November 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

So…how long until Obama tries to back an overthrow to put Zelaya back in?

kingsjester on November 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

You gotta love the fact that they not only elected a conservative, but a rancher to boot. I’ll bet the drive-bys are having flashbacks to Crawford, TX right about now.

Doughboy on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Don’t forget the Reagan Ranch.

Patrick S on November 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

I guess they couldn’t get Cousin Pooquito off the couch.

LibTired on November 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Brazil and Argentina run their own countries into the crapper and move on to Honduras. Conservative rancher=cowboy.

Kissmygrits on November 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Bowbama better cozy up to this new Honduran, proto. Invite him to one of Bowzer’s high security WH extravaganzas and give him some love.

I suspect, however, that instead Bowbama will send in Jimmuh Carter to decertify the election.

james23 on November 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Bill Blizzard and Dave742 are going to be pi$$ed. I hope they don’t abuse any five-year olds or goats (respectively) to cheer themselves up.

PimFortuynsGhost on November 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM

PimFortuynsGhost on November 30, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Dave742 will blame the Joooos.

kingsjester on November 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Boy,I wish this was Nov. 2012 and that was our headline,…..Conservative wins the wh by a sweeping margin!

It does not require a majority to prevail,but rather a tireless minority,keen to set brushfires in people’s minds.

Samuel Adams

ohiobabe on November 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

I guess they couldn’t get Cousin Pooquito off the couch.
LibTired on November 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Bwaaaaa! Ouch.

Bishop on November 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Time for another beer summit!

larvcom on November 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

The Obama administration is just so damned smart and thoughtful…

myrenovations on November 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Just once. Anyone. I’d like someone to come out and say they do not recognize Obama’s election.

uknowmorethanme on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but if the shoe fits…….

Techie on November 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Nah, too complicated. You don’t plan things like that. What we are seeing is just the negative fallout of an Obama failure, which is still better than had the Honduran constitution been scrapped and Zalaya been set up as President-for-life.

Count to 10 on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

I’d trade Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo for Barry “Hussein” Obama any day of the week.

visions on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Don’t forget the Reagan Ranch.

Patrick S on November 30, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Someone tell Palin to buy herself a ranch up in Alaska. That’ll improve her chances at winning significantly.

Doughboy on November 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

To Hollywood starlets … wake up! Your income will be the Chicago thugs’ next target.

TheAlamos on November 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Dont think so. They will be usefull and well paid propoganda tools.

shick on November 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Congrats Hondurans!

Yomama and his boyz, Nurse Ratched, international community? ………”How’s that working for ya??”

try again later on November 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Be ready to fight, Hondurans. It’s all but certain Maobama the Marxist will order something seriously nasty on you.

I cannot imagine a situation that would cheese off him and his hardcore left-wing supporters more. A nation whose military rightly threw out a statist goon they would have adored when he attempted a power grab and elected a conservative farmer-type in his place is at least a 9.0 on the Richter scale of liberal-mind-exploding-reality.

Anyone else wondering if, should hostilities erupt, Honduras will have offers of foreign fighters from America?

Dark-Star on November 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Just once. Anyone. I’d like someone to come out and say they do not recognize Obama’s election.

uknowmorethanme on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Well, there are things that could be said about his nomination, but, barring some finance technicalities and some interesting large scale financial transactions, a majority of real voters did vote for him legitimately. Hopefully, they know better now.

Count to 10 on November 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Obama has undermined actual democracy in Honduras by giving THE GOVERNMENTS of Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua an opening to ignore the results of a regularly scheduled and honest election

Dont confuse the lefty governments’ wishes with those of the people.

Shambhala on November 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

This is how we see the world in my neck of the woods.

I say Porfirio Lobo Sosa has the potential to be a future hero for Honduras.

csdeven on November 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM

uknowmorethanme on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

I don’t recignize Zero’s election and how could anyone else with all that fraud caused and perpetrated by his henchmen at ACORN.

larvcom on November 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM

The Hondurans have a front row seat to Venezuela’s slow slide into authoritarianism, and militarism, and most Hondurans don’t want any part of it. They’ve seen the play, and they don’t like the ending.

RBMN on November 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Just once. Anyone. I’d like someone to come out and say they do not recognize Obama’s election.

uknowmorethanme on November 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

WTF? You do know that people have been arguing he isn’t a citizen and thus his election is invalid for months now? You know, the ones you spit on as ‘Birthers’?

Face reality…Bawreck gpt elected, and short of crippling disease or accident he’s going to stay elected.

Dark-Star on November 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

My question is this: what gave Osama Obama the right to open his yap in the first place and interfere in another nation’s peaceful affairs?

There was a time when heads of state did not publicly opine about what went on in other sovereign states. But of course, the rules don’t apply to the Chicago Jesus.

It’s just one more reason this nation should follow its own Constitution and rid ourselves of a tyrant who has no respect for his country or any other that doesn’t toe the totalitarian/terrorist line.

MrScribbler on November 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Well, there are things that could be said about his nomination, but, barring some finance technicalities and some interesting large scale financial transactions, a majority of real voters did vote for him legitimately. Hopefully, they know better now.

Count to 10 on November 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Yes, but obviously a majority of real Judges and Legislaters decided to boot out Zelaya. And a majority of real voters voted for Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

But that hasn’t stopped America.

uknowmorethanme on November 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM

You’d think Obummer’s recognition of Ahmadenijad’s election would make this a no-brainer.

ieplaya on November 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM

If Obama does not recognize the new government then it is just another data point that pushes more towards intentional destruction of western democracy rather than just niavete and foolishness.

aikidoka on November 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM

At least Hondurans followed their costitution and hauled Zelaya out…..hey!…can we do that too!

royzer on November 30, 2009 at 11:35 AM

sorry…”constitution”

royzer on November 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Those Hondurans must be racist, teabagging, right-wingers clinging to their guns and their religion.

jimmy2shoes on November 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM

The OAS, Carter Center, UN, EU, UNASUR, and ALBA have all condemned the elections, consider them illegitimate and refuse to send observers.

Colombia, Panamá, Perú, Costa Rica and Israel are the only states to publicly endorse the electoral process.

Didn’t see that one coming.

The Calibur on November 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Cool. Maybe Honduras can come up here and teach MoveOn.org, ACORN, and the President how to hold a fair election.

Browncoatone on November 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

It would have gone perfectly too if it hadn’t been for those meddling Hondurans.
/
BHO

nyx on November 30, 2009 at 11:42 AM

no puede cambiar su destino, Icarus. No puede volar al sol.
This is going to come to you in 2012

nyx on November 30, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Barry: as always, torn between desires and rule of law.

Vashta.Nerada on November 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Our dear reader, the world’s two bit dictator wanna bee … And who thinks he is going to go along with a democratic election.

tarpon on November 30, 2009 at 11:48 AM

So it is possible for the Obama administration to “fail” and make people better off? I think MSM needs to apologize to Rush Limbaugh.

Speedwagon82 on November 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Where was Jimmy Carter? This wasn\’t supposed to happen.

Haunches on November 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Mary Anastasia O’Grady continues her excellent commentary on Honduras in the WSJ. She has roasted O’Baama and Hillary! since their first kneejerk-socialist response to the events there.

Jaibones on November 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Oh, and the obligatory “Smart Power!”

Jaibones on November 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

Exactamundo.

Buy Danish on November 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Israel needs to pledge military support.

trl on November 30, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Only elections that elect leftists are “legitimate”.

If a conservative wins, it must be VOTER FRAUD!

(ignore the purple shirts and ACORNS behind the curtain)
(and ignore the fact that vote fraud never favors conservatives)

wildcat84 on November 30, 2009 at 11:55 AM

0bama es un pinche madre hijo de su mama.

moonbatkiller on November 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Brazil, which is increasingly flexing its muscles as its economy becomes more powerful, refuses to recognize the vote.

If Brazil continues to side with communists and dictators, they won’t be enjoying that economic prosperity for very long.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

Exactamundo.

Buy Danish on November 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Even a blind squirel finds a nut every now and then, as the saying goes.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Looks like a dead end for the Chavez / Obama Socialist Revolution.

Damn – Obie got problems all over.

HondaV65 on November 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Sounds like Honduras could be a nice safe-haven country to go to when everything craters here. Warm weather, a real democracy, some freedom, and a place in need of educated and skilled entrepreneurs.

I need to check their dual citizenship policies.

PatriotRider on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

stupid power

Daveyardbird on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

stupid power

Daveyardbird on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

dumbass power.

Or, the dumbasses are in power.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Ed’s line:

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

When democrats befriend Castro and Chavez, they signal desire for Cuban/Venezuelan style democracy.

Mark30339 on November 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

PatriotRider on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

How’s the market down there for tech and culinary jobs? I might just join you.

Dark-Star on November 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I need to check their dual citizenship policies.

PatriotRider on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM

We need to also check into the legality of private ownership of firearms in Honduras.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Brazil doesn’t support democracy either?

WyoMike on November 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM

If only conservatives could stop dividing themselves here and work together and win the next election. Too much to ask.

Narutoboy on November 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM

How’s the market down there for tech and culinary jobs?

Dark-Star on November 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

If you’re looking for a culinary job in the Carribbean, better learn how to make mofongo.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Obama’s definition of “democracy” is TYRANNY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

That’s all he is. An elite Socialist. Nothing more.

To Hollywood starlets … wake up! Your income will be the Chicago thugs’ next target.

TheAlamos on November 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Is it not funny how dictatorial regimes like to misuse the word democracy……”Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, “German Democratic Republic”. An oxymoron, if there ever was one.

Johan Klaus on November 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

***
It looks like the interim Honduran government, people, police, and army followed their Constitution and fairly elected a new President. They kept another Castro / Chavez style communist Presidente por la vida from taking over.
***
Comrade Obama backs his ilk–Castro, Chavez, etc. Birds of a feather flock together.
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on November 30, 2009 at 12:10 PM

If Obama had deliberately strategized a way to undermine democracy in Latin America, he could not have done any better than this.

I’m sure he considers it a happy accident.

Jim Treacher on November 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

!VIVA HONDURAS! !VIVA LOBO!

BobAnthony on November 30, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Brazil doesn’t support democracy either?

WyoMike on November 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Their president is a socialist, so by definition, no.

Vashta.Nerada on November 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

If the world hates conservatives, why do they constantly put them into power?

hawksruleva on November 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

A conservative?? A Conservative????

Obama repudiates the election results in 3, 2,…

As for the people of Honduras, a heartfelt Thank You for showing us how it is done.

coldwarrior on November 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

How stupid is this Administration? Now it has the U.S. painted into a corner. Of course the socialist regimes around the world are not going to recognize this election as legitimate. But the U.S. can hardly deny recognition to Honduras after recognizing the election in Iran. This would make Obama look like a complete chump to most of the world.

I continue to believe the way this was handled by the U.S. government is about amateurism and mistakes, rather than a deliberate attempt to undermine Honduran democracy and keep Zelaya in power. And even if it wasn’t, Zelaya has embarrassed his supporters so badly with his crazy rhetoric that there really is no turning back toward him now.

rockmom on November 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

If the world hates conservatives, why do they constantly put them into power?

hawksruleva on November 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

The leftists are saying that both candidates were right-wing, wealthy landowners, and that “the poor” had no candidate in this election. That is why they were demanding a boycott and attempting to show that a very low turnout makes the election illegitimate. The strategy blew up in their faces, as a 60% turnout indicates that large numbers of poor people did vote and were happy with their choices.

rockmom on November 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Obama has to accept the result. Why? Because he has already accepted the fraud election in Iran. If he doesn’t accept the clearly democratic result in Honduras, then the Republicans can beat him about the head and shoulders in an election year and rightly so. He’s in a box on this. So look for a very quick acceptance from the O. He has no other choice.

mustng66 on November 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM

If you’re looking for a culinary job in the Carribbean, better learn how to make mofongo.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM

The community college I’m attending is big on culinary arts (brand new Hugh-Jass building for same just opened this year), so I’ll see about specializing in Caribbean dishes. Thanks!

Dark-Star on November 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM

You gotta love the fact that they not only elected a conservative, but a rancher to boot. I’ll bet the drive-bys are having flashbacks to Crawford, TX right about now.

Doughboy on November 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

The Reagan’s had a ranch as well.

MarkTheGreat on November 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Isn’t Lobo, spanish for wolf?

MarkTheGreat on November 30, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Venezuela, and Nicaragua an opening to ignore the results of a regularly scheduled and honest election and to force Honduras to put a lawbreaker back into office against the will of its people

Those two don’t want the idea of honest elections to become a standard.

burt on November 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Oh No! Brazil cannot possibly go it’s own way on this. We pwn them. Or, at least, we finance their government owned oil exploration company.

ExpressoBold on November 30, 2009 at 12:58 PM

El embajador estadounidense en Honduras reafirmó que el nuevo gobernante fue electo en un “proceso libre y transparente”.

U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens is reaffirming that the new (Honduran) chief executive was elected in “a transparent and free process”

Lorens is a POS. He needs to go.
http://www.elheraldo.hn/

Reconocimiento. República Checa y Polonia decidieron reconocer los resultados de las elecciones generales 2009 realizadas ayer en Honduras.

Czech Republic and Poland will recognize the new government despite what the global Marxist conspiracy wants.

10:37am

Hermandad. “Es importante que se haga un esfuerzo para un mutuo entendimiento. La relación entre Honduras y EE UU es de países hermanos, estamos orgullosos de nuestra comunidad hondureño-americana y también tenemos compatriotas que viven en Honduras”, dijo Lorens en declaraciones a HRN.

Brotherhood. Its important that an effort be made to reach mutual understanding. The relationship between Honduras and the US is one of brother nations, we are proud of our Honduran-American community and also our ex-patriots living in Honduras”, said Llorens in an interview with the Herald.

What a hypocritical POS. Not 2 months ago Lorens was doing everything possible to undermine Honduran democracy and Honduran state institutions by colluding with Zelaya and Chavez. So much so, that there is an official call in Congress to investigate him for deliberately overstepping his duties as US ambassador and violating Honduran sovereignty. POS.

elduende on November 30, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Good on the people of Honduras for giving Obama and Chavez the finger!

Note once again that Leftists only like democracy when they win.

WannabeAnglican on November 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM

09:08am

Reconocimiento. “Colombia reconoce al nuevo gobierno hondureño”, expresó el mandatario Álvaro Uribe, quien también destacó la alta participación ciudadana y la transparencia con la que se desarrollaron las elecciones en Honduras

Recognition. “Colombia recognizes the new Honduran government, stated Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, whom also mentioned the high participation (turnout) and the transparency with which the elections unfolded

.

http://www.elheraldo.hn/

elduende on November 30, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Is it too early to nominate the whole Honduras election fiasco for obamateurism of the year? I don’t think anything else he’s done has demonstrated so well that he just doesn’t get it.

JavelinaBomb on November 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM

CONGRATULATIONS to the Honduran people for sucessfully defending their Democracy

pseudonominus on November 30, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Odumbo is just a freakin’ embarrassment to this country. But the liberals love him! Speaks volumes.

ultracon on November 30, 2009 at 1:31 PM

THEY MUST OF BEEN BRAINWASHED BY SOME HONDURAN GLENN BECK.

/lib

Sharke on November 30, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Zelaya has embarrassed his supporters so badly with his crazy rhetoric that there really is no turning back toward him now.

rockmom on November 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

In a rational world, this would be true. But tell that to Brazil’s Lula.

jwolf on November 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM

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