Gutsy call: US State Dept. ‘concerned’ over Morsi power grab

Talk about a gutsy call. As Twitchy reported yesterday, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi seized dictatorial powers. Today, Tahrir Square is flooded by pro-democracy citizens protesting the power grab. These protesters are bravely fighting back against Morsi and the powerful, dangerous Muslim Brotherhood. With everything they’re up against, they should know that the U.S. condemns Morsi’s push toward dictatorship. But the U.S. State Department isn’t exactly pledging solidarity with the protesters.

Its response amounted to a big, fat nothingburger:

The decisions and declarations announced on November 22 raise concerns for many Egyptians and for the international community. One of the aspirations of the revolution was to ensure that power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution. The current constitutional vacuum in Egypt can only be resolved by the adoption of a constitution that includes checks and balances, and respects fundamental freedoms, individual rights, and the rule of law consistent with Egypt’s international commitments. We call for calm and encourage all parties to work together and call for all Egyptians to resolve their differences over these important issues peacefully and through democratic dialogue.

The statement doesn’t even mention Morsi’s name. Way to decisively stand up for freedom, Obama Administration. Twitterers are less than impressed with the State Department’s lack of a backbone:

President Obama and the State Department need to quit pussyfooting around and condemn Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s long past time this administration take a stand against tyranny.

  • Teritd

    Don’t you think this was one of the concessions Morsi got from the US for giving us the Israeli/Hamas truce victory. Bug Off!!

    • Grumpa Grumpus


      Drawing conclusions from Der Dingleberry™’s previous actions and statements over the entirety of what’s known about his life I seriously doubt that concessions were necessary.

      All the Dingleberries are happy w/M.B. dictatorships.

  • Joseph Phillips

    This administration is a joke.

    • SineWaveII

      Yep the joke is on us, starting year five now.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Oh pleeezz! Obamuh’s hiding bcuz he’s too green with envy that Morsi beat him to the punch, having accomplished what is Obamuh’s dream of a lifetime by declaring himself emperor.

  • Michael

    Surely this must call for a beer or golf summit.

  • Yomama

    Watch and learn. This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks. And as for any so-called “victory” regarding Israel/Hamas… don’t think for a moment it is over. Ever since Abraham sent Ishmael and his mother Hagar packing, this conflict has only grown, and it will NEVER be resolved.

  • Scott

    Show them a VIDEO! Maybe it will work for them.

  • Danny Wheeler

    O-Bozo = Chicken $#!7!!!

  • riddler1620

    Guess no one in this top notch administration saw this one coming. Just add it to that growing list of failures that fir some reason people in America seem to think was worth reelecting.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Okay the baby has turned the gas on and is now sitting in the kitchen trying to light matches. So mom expresses “concern”? Doesn’t really fit does it?

  • $30423294

    Looks like we picked the wrong year to have jaw-dropping incompetence in the white house.

    • SineWaveII

      LOL and to stop smoking, drinking taking amphetamines and sniffing glue…LOL
      and “don’t call me Shirley”

  • vcferlita

    Must be because of a YouTube video.

  • Steve_J

    Too bad they weren’t this concerned over the diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

  • TocksNedlog

    THIS is why they can’t have nice things!

  • TocksNedlog

    Should do wonders for the tourist trade.

  • TocksNedlog

    What was that Joe Biden was saying about Obama’s big stick?

    Looks more like a twig.

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps Obama can use his Peace Prize medal to hypnotize Morsi into playing well with others.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Another nice international move by this joke of an administration. A few days ago Hillary sat in a room with this toad and praised his leadership on the world stage. Now legitimized he quashes all legal review in Egypt and basically sets himself up as a dictator. Nice move, Barack Hussein. I know, I know….this is all Bush’s fault.

  • LoriGirl

    Happy Arab Spring!

  • Yechiel

    Here comes the Arab Spring again!!

  • Michael Meador

    They’re just concerned it won’t work.