Monday, October 19, 2009

Russian Elections 'Mockery': Gorbachev

You remember Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Glasnost. Perestroika. All that cool stuff.

Well, Gorbachev has decided to boldly stand up to the Putin-Medvedev Regime.

"The elections have turned into a mockery of the people and showed utter disrespect for their votes," Gorbachev was quoted as saying. "The result which the ruling party needed was achieved through the discrediting of political institutions and the party itself."

Uh-oh. Here come Putin's assassins!
Independent election observers and opposition parties, including the Communists, insisted there were mass electoral violations during the voting. They cited evidence of multiple voting and ballot stuffing, while opposition candidates claimed they were hindered from campaigning and some were denied places on the ballot.
Wow! I didn't know that there was an ACORN in Russia! Well, if there can be one in Canada, and there is, then surely there can be one in Russia!

Maybe the New Black Panthers, Obama's Justice Department-protected racist buddies who helped keep white voters away from a polling station, helped the Putin-Medvedev Regime cheat to win.

"If people, who are so well-disciplined, cautious and close to the government, risked to take such a step, that means that confidence in elections as a political institution has been lost completely," said Gorbachev, who resigned as the Soviet Union's last president when the Cold War superpower disintegrated in 1991.

Gorbachev has criticized United Russia in the past, saying that it's less democratic that even the Soviet Communist Party he once led. But like in the past, he avoided personal criticism of Putin in Monday's interview.

Of course, even Gorbachev is afraid of Putin's evilness and willingness to murder inconvenient dissidents.

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Big surprise. Right-o. Well, after all, Russia and China these days are comrades in the Axis of Evil. They march in lockstep on issues such as Iran's nukes, such as the Middle East, etc...