Thursday, October 01, 2009

DeMint and Honduras

Via The Hill: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will be part of a delegation to Honduras. In fact, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) will be doing the same. Maybe the same one.

This is a sign of concern among conservatives that the "wait it out until the elections" strategy is at risk. They feel the need to go and provide a public show of support for the coup government at this critical time. I have to question how much that will ultimately matter. First, Honduran elites know that Republicans are not in the White House and so support from the opposition party can't provide them with much. Second, Honduran elites are also well aware that events on the ground are more important than the views of a few U.S. politicians. The visits will likely be much trumpeted by the pro-coup newspapers, but forgotten not long thereafter.

DeMint wins the quote of the day contest: "Hondurans should be able to choose their own future." As in, "Hondurans should be able to choose their own president and not have him be overthrown in his pajamas."

Days since the coup: 95
Days until the scheduled presidential election: 59


Bryce 7:32 PM  

Sen Kerry blocked it and DeMint was upset to say the least. You can read some of his tweets in this Hill article.

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