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Meet the new Pharaoh, same as the old Pharaoh.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who when elected had to reclaim some executive power from the previous military regime, is in hot water after he gave himself a Thanksgiving present that put him above the courts and led to some Egyptians calling him "Pharaoh."
Fresh off the good fortune of helping negotiate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Morsi issued an executive decree on Thursday that made "all decisions taken by Mursi until the election of a new parliament were exempt from legal challenge," and gave similar power to his allies in the upper house of Parliament.
Hey, dictators just wanna have fun, right?
Ed wonders why Dear Leader is silent.
White House officials remained silent during the extended Thanksgiving weekend, as Egypt's pro-democracy groups called on President Barack Obama to condemn Thursday's power grab by their country's Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.
So far, the White House has not weighed in, although Morsi's power grab is a repudiation of the "Arab Spring" democracy movement that Obama has supported for two years.
See, the thing is, it's complicated.
I am so confused! When anti-Mubarak demonstrators gathered in Tahrir Square and were met with tear gas, they represented the Arab Spring. So what do these anti-Morsi demonstrators represent? Are they Arab Spring too? Or Arab Autumn? Or maybe the seasonal analogies are no longer operative.
The France 24 news report continues:
The rival demonstrations — which took place in several Egyptian cities Friday — exposed the deep divisions in the world's most populous Arab nation five months after Morsi was elected with a 51% sliver of a majority.
What a coincidence! Obama got 51% too. So far, however, I haven't heard anyone refer to Obama's "sliver of a majority."
But never mind that — I am still really, really confused! Mubarak was our friend, but a bad guy. So he had to go, and Obama denounced him and helped force him out. Morsi is our enemy, and also is a bad guy. So Obama thinks he's A-OK, and helped Morsi take power. That's called "smart diplomacy." You probably wouldn't understand.
Oh, I understand alright. Or did we already forget what Dear Leader said last week in Burma?
During a lengthy speech at the University of Yangon in Burma, President Obama signaled the important traits of American democracy, particularly his limited powers as president.
"As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could," he stated.
That sound you don't hear from the White House isn't condemnation. It's admiration. It's awe. It's Dear Leader's minions busily scurrying to and fro trying to find a way for him to mimic Morsi's power grab right here at home.
Like every dictator-envying leftist (paging Thomas Friedman…) Dear Leader has got it into his head that he's smarter than us. He's better than us too. If only the knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing Rethuglicans would get out of the way, then he can create Paradise on Earth! A nation of Jamie Foxx clones, that's his goal.
What's the difference between Obama and Jesus?
Jesus doesn't think He's Obama.
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