When taking office, the President does not swear to create jobs. He does not swear to “grow the economy.” He does not swear to institute “fairness.” The only oath the President takes is this one:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
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 that oath. You can try to pretty this up (It’s just about possible probation violations! Sure.), or make excuses or draw distinctions, but that’s what’s happened. It is a betrayal of his duties as President, and a disgrace.
And specifically what line has Obama crossed (and I would argue he has crossed many) to spark this call from the always temperate professor who has long blogged as Instapundit? This one.
WHY BARACK OBAMA SHOULD RESIGN. Just for the record, this is what it looked like for a man who made a film that made the Obama Administration uncomfortable:
Yeah, that's right -- at the request of federal authorities, the LA County Sheriff's Department dispatched deputies to take into custody the maker of the film "Innocence of Muslims", the putative provocation of the Muslim murder and mayhem in the Middle East this week. As noted by Reynolds, it is truly appropriate that those making the arrests are wearing brown shirts, for it puts them in their proper historical context.
Of course, this incident is not the only instance of Obama failing to uphold his oath of office, as I noted just the other day.