Friday, May 23, 2008

Zimbabwe Irony

I am surprised that I haven't been able to find anywhere on the internets anything about the irony of Hillary's claim that this Democratic Party primary is much like the election in Zimbabwe. To wit:

"We're seeing that right now in Zimbabwe," Clinton explained. "Tragically, an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people," Clinton told the crowd of senior citizens at a retirement community in south Florida.

What is ironic is that she is trying to cast herself as the opposition struggling against the establishment, when it has to be clear to anyone who is capable of thinking with anything other than their genitalia, or everyone outside of Appalachia, that Hillary IS the embodiment of the establishment.

If any metaphoric comparison can be considered at all, it is Obama that is the Tsvangirai to Bill's and Hillary's Mugabe and Mbeki. It is the establishment that is desperately trying with every ounce of might, and coercion, and brutal strong arm tactic to bend and twist the rules of the game to keep the rebellious upstart from usurping their diminishing legacy. Michigan and Florida do not relate to Zimbabwe's standards, because the problem in Zimbabwe is not that votes aren't being counted, it is that many of the votes that are being counted should not be, namely those of dead or non-existent people. In this sense, Hillary is trying to force the counting of "dead" votes, much like Mugabe has been doing in this and past elections.

Once again, deliberately or not, Hillary has misaligned herself to a very serious issue. Having blundered again on such a serious matter proves she is no more fit for the CIC job than ol' W never was.

Of course, that doesn't matter as much as it ought to because I am somewhat certain that the canasta ladies and the other dwelling gamers in Boca Raton do not know - nor do they even care to know - anything about the goings-on anywhere in Africa, let alone Zimbabwe

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