About 1 in 4 Egyptians have now signed a petition to remove President Mohamed Morsi from office and to have a snap election to find his replacement. In order to match that feat in America we would need over 75,000,000 signatures. Could it be done?
I will never say anything is impossible but it’s not likely. It is my belief that our political system is, in some ways, MORE corrupt than Egypt’s. I think the mass division caused by our smoke-and-mirrors “two party system” nearly guarantees that we will never get this many people to unite on anything in America. I heard yesterday that Sarah Palin wants to start a new party. Oh yeah, that will fix everything.
With all due respect I love Sarah Palin but we need another political party like we need a hole in the head. There are already something like 500 political parties in this country and all they do is divide us further. I’d love to see someone like Sarah make a push for people to leave all political parties and start thinking for themselves. This is part of the problem. People don’t think for themselves. So could we get 75 million people to sign a petition against Obama? Again, I will never say it’s impossible. When we give up hope we have nothing. France 24 reports:
More than 22 million people have signed a petition in Egypt demanding the departure of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and a snap election, the opposition Tamarod (Arabic for rebellion) group said on Saturday.
“Our petition has gathered 22,134,465 signatures,” Tamarod spokesman Mahmud Badr told journalists on the eve of Sunday’s first anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration when it has called for nationwide protests.
This figure is higher than the number of people who voted for Morsi in last year’s presidential election — 13.23 million, or 51.7 percent of the ballots cast.
Previously, Tamarod said 15 million people in Egypt had signed the petition demanding that the president step aside.
Morsi supporters have dismissed the petition as invalid, insisting that only elections can decide whether a head of state stays or goes. His term of office is due to end in 2016.
Egypt’s population is around 88.5 million. So 22 million signatures is about 1 in 4 people. But I think Americans need to completely understand what is happening today in Egypt and why the protests are happening. This is the equivalent of 75 million people signing a petition for the removal of Obama and having him tell us that he was staying until 2016. This is exactly what is happening and it is exactly why extreme violence is likely and the breakout of civil war is not out of the question.
Would Obama make the same statement as Morsi? My bet is that he would but would also likely flee the country as the protests were drawing near. If Morsi is anywhere in Egypt right now, you should expect that he is heavily protected.