|December 4, 2004||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Ukraine Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week. This week BuzzFlash goes International.
Voter suppression, stolen ballots, fraudulent vote counts, misleading electioneering phone calls, discarded voter registration forms, exit polls that don't reflect the official government results, and more! Such behavior would put a real stain of credibility on democracy. That is, it would everywhere but in America, apparently.
We aren't sure why the Bush Cartel is coming down so hard on Ukraine Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. After all, he is only accused of doing what the Bush campaign did in Ohio, Florida, and several other states. If anything, Yanukovych, were he American, would have probably held a key spot on the Bush/Cheney "steal democracy a second time around" team.
I mean, how hard can the Republicans come down on a guy who knows that it is not the votes that count, but who counts the votes?
Since the electronic voting machine companies in the U.S., who keep their software private, are pretty much a Republican concession -- and key states (Florida and Ohio) are controlled by Republican operatives whose goal is to win at all costs, in spite of democracy -- you'd think Bush would already have had Yanukovych to the Oval Office for a photo-op. After all, Yanukovych is truly a Bush kindred spirit, worthy of a wink, a nod, and lots of juicy contracts from Bush contributors.
But politics plays itself out in strange ways. And while Ken Blackwell, Ohio's Katherine Harris, is ready to announce Bush the winner of a highly disputed vote count in the Buckeye State, the White House is making all sorts of noises about democracy in Kiev, while we get one-party rule in America.
You see, Bush, we all know, doesn't believe in democracy. He is playing a high stakes game to try and yank Ukraine out from under his former "soul brother's" sphere of influence. That's right Bush has soured on Putin, the former KGB Chief who once made George's heart go pit-a-patter, and Ukraine can play a significant role in the U.S./Russian battle over Eastern Europe, control of the Black Sea, and even figures in the oil transport "big game."
So, Bush doesn't give a whit about democracy in the Ukraine. It's all about power.
To get under the skin of Putin, Bush is willing to sell out his real election stealing soulmate, Ukraine Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, our International BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the week.
They say journalists at Ukraine's state-owned television stations revolted against the rigged election. In America, they just cash in their fat paychecks and parrot the party line.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL