Well, this is tiresome: The talk of the blogosphere right now is an Instapundit rant titled Why Barack Obama Should Resign." I'll save you a click: Obama should resign because a repeat felon who was in violation of the terms of his parole was brought in for questioning, then released, on those parole violations. Oh, and because of the color of the uniforms:
Just for the record, this is what it looked like for a man who made a film that made the Obama Administration uncomfortable:
... By sending -- literally -- brownshirted enforcers to engage in --literally -- a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated [his] oath [of office]....Brown? Funny, those shirts look to me to be olive drab.
But seriously: I seem to recall Swedish authorities indicting Julian Assange on rape charges, and the Brits making efforts to extradite him. I don't seem to recall Glenn Reynolds calling for any governmental resignations in response.
But why am I taking seriously any blog post that quotes, utterly without skepticism, a blogger who poses this hypothetical:
Say that the murders in Libya lead us to pass a law banning some kinds of speech that Muslims find offensive or blasphemous...It used to be that the principal pocket of mainstreamed paranoia in America was the gun-nut belief that every Democratic president would eventually go door to door and round up all the firearms; now the belief in creeping sharia is utterly mainstream as well. Wingnuts to America: We are all Ted Nugent and Pam Geller.
So what I want someone in the campaign press to ask Mitt Romney is this: One of the people alleged to be involved in the making of that anti-Muslim has been brought in for question on a possible parole violation. What are your thought about that? He denounced the film in an ABC interview on Thursday, but his base has made the filmmakers into martyrs. I want him to be asked to take a stand: Does he think the government has the right to question a man who's living under a parole agreement, or does he stand with the wingnuts and the hatemongers? Choose, Mitt.