Is This America?
Folks, have you seen either the video or the still photo of the filmmaker being rounded up at 1:40 a.m. outside his house in Southern California? I forget the name of the town, doesn’t matter. The sheriff’s department taking him in, apparently on a parole violation, and of course the regime got everything they wanted out of this. They got the guy rounded up. He was wearing a cap low on his head and a towel, a bath towel around his neck and dark glasses. He did not want to be seen. He didn’t want to be recognized. I looked at that, honestly, folks, I looked at that, and I said, “Oh, my God, what has happened to our country?”
Last Thursday and Friday we’re sitting here making jokes as the regime pitifully and pathetically tries to blame an outbreak of violence all around the Middle East on this guy, on a YouTube video that nobody saw other than 12 people at a screening in June. And of course Mrs. Clinton’s out there trumpeting this. Jay Carney said, (imitating Carney) “Of course this is no protest against the US or US policy. It’s simply the video.” It was ridiculous. It was laughably ridiculous.
Then we learn that the president of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood guy, Mr. Morsi, had commanded Obama to dissuade people from criticizing Islam. Then this guy gets rounded up. All he did was exercise his First Amendment rights. That’s all he did. Now, the pretext is that it is a parole violation or something connected to parole because he was convicted of bank fraud. But I thought of that picture of Elian Gonzalez and the armed agent storming in that little house down at Little Havana with Janet Reno downstairs outside waiting to take the kid back to Cuba.