Subsequent yr might be not simply an election yr right here in america, but it surely’s alleged to be one in Ukraine as nicely. Nonetheless, in keeping with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, elections can solely occur if, you guessed it… Uncle Sam offers them extra money.
In a latest interview, President Zelensky divulged a dialog with Senator Lindsey Graham concerning his need to have free elections subsequent yr in Ukraine and the necessities that can should be crammed to have these elections. A type of necessities is money.
Why spend money on making certain our elections are free after we can spend money on the elections in a foreign country identified for political corruption? Let’s check out the Ukrainian chief’s newest calls for.
In case you had been nonetheless questioning if Zelensky was a tyrant or not…
Not solely did he outlaw opposing political events… however now he isn’t operating elections until we ship extra money…
Not a penny extra for Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/ZVljGbmBPc
— Tim Younger (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 28, 2023
In a latest interview, President Zelensky responded to a dialog he had with a latest customer to Kiev, Senator Lindsey Graham, on holding elections in 2024.
The Ukrainian President said:
“The logic is that in case you are defending democracy, then you need to take into consideration this safety even throughout occasions of battle. Elections are one of many protections.”
President Zelensky goes on to say:
“However there’s a motive why elections are prohibited by legislation throughout wartime – it is vitally troublesome to carry them.”
Ah, sure, democracy is hard that approach. If solely it had been simpler to keep up one of many sweetest rules identified to man.
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The hero of the West went on to say that to carry elections subsequent yr, which he claims he desperately desires to do, would require three essential issues:
- Legislative adjustments permitting for elections
- Worldwide observers on the entrance strains so troops can vote
- Cash cash cash
So America has to fund Ukraine’s elections now?
Is there an finish to the spending? Or are we simply going to maintain writing checks indefinitely?
Inquiring minds wish to know.
— Craig Chamberlin (@CraigChamberlin) August 28, 2023
All too keen
President Zelensky summarized what he defined to Senator Graham:
“Let’s assume, I informed him, you’re prepared to present me 5 billion as a result of I can’t simply take 5 billion from the funds.”
It’s positive good that Mr. Zelensky guarantees to not misallocate funds already given to him to make this election occur.
He goes on:
“…it appears to me that that is the quantity wanted to carry elections in regular occasions, and in wartime, I don’t know what that quantity could be…”
Volodymyr might train a grasp class in negotiation; what a incredible approach to depart that door open for extra money sooner or later.
He punctuates his want with the next:
“…if america of America along with Europe offers us monetary assist, then Ukraine will maintain elections.”
The perfect half is what he says about Senator Graham:
“My reply could be very easy, and Lindsey and I got here up with it in a short time – he was very happy.”
I guess he was.
— RT (@RT_com) August 28, 2023
A poor funding
Senator Graham naturally cherished this plan and said he:
“…can not consider a greater funding for the soundness of Europe than serving to Ukraine survive as an impartial, self-governing, Rule of Regulation-based democracy.”
Good ole’ Lindz despatched out the next rallying cry:
“I might encourage all of Ukraine’s allies to assist present the monetary and technical help to assist this effort.”
Sadly for Senator Graham and Mr. Zelensky, the American public is uninterested in sending limitless money to Ukraine. In accordance with a latest CNN poll, 55% of People assume Congress shouldn’t authorize extra funding to assist Ukraine.
Moreover, 51% say now we have finished sufficient to assist Ukraine. With People on each side of the political aisle uneasy in regards to the safety of our personal elections right here within the homeland, it’s onerous to assume many might be eager to shell out money to Ukraine to make sure their elections.
Responding to a name by a US Senator to carry elections in 2024, Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy says elections might be held if West helps to fund it pic.twitter.com/QDnW1MBobQ
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) August 28, 2023
A nasty argument
Like many People, I’ve been dwelling a busy, busy life. Between navigating the complicated and costly world of elder care, budgeting a brand new family at a time when all issues wanted to make a home a house is overpriced, and elevating two youngsters in a world gone mad, it’s onerous to maintain up typically with what’s going on with our political leaders.
I did handle to catch the Republican debate, nevertheless, as a result of being a great citizen means carving out time to know what the clowns who imagine they deserve our votes are saying.
Fellow millennial and controversial candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said on the debate:
“I discover it offensive that now we have skilled politicians who will make a pilgrimage to Kiev, to their pope, Zelenskyy, with out doing the identical for the folks in Maui or the south facet of Chicago.”
Because it true of John Bolton, Sen. Mitt Romney has been and continues to be one in every of DC’s most vocal, steadfast and enthusiastic supporters of Joe Biden’s battle insurance policies in Ukraine.
Each GOP candidate on final week’s stage besides Vivek and DeSantis expressed the identical assist. https://t.co/CcGunMTMSu
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 26, 2023
This instigated a heated trade between him and the girl on the stage, neoconservative Nikki Haley, who dropped this crowd-pleaser:
“You haven’t any international coverage expertise, and it reveals.”
I don’t know, Nikki; I’m undecided bragging about your international coverage background or that of your compatriots is a promoting argument given the truth that america, beneath the cautious clutch of your ilk, has but to win a battle, not to mention depart some other nation higher than how we discovered it.
It’s not onerous to imagine what Nikki would consider sending cash to Ukraine to safe elections within the battle torn Jap European nation.
It’s not misplaced on me that we reside in a rustic the place you might be politically persecuted for questioning the end result of an election whereas concurrently having politicians blabber about democracy in nations identified for corruption. The parallels between america and Ukraine are downright freaky.
Corruption prices have been levied in opposition to three reformers in Ukraine who’re holdovers from former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s administration. These three people are well-known for his or her upstanding status, and it appears there isn’t a lot meat to the bones of the corruption prices.
Former U.S. federal prosecutor and former particular advisor to Ukraine Bohdan Vitvitksy said of the latest prices:
“I don’t know the extent to which the present prosecutors are listening to or attempting to anticipate what Zelensky’s administration would possibly need, however there are undoubtedly indicators of a vendetta in opposition to Poroshenko and Poroshenko’s folks. That’s clear.”
Sound acquainted? It ought to, we’re dwelling it in actual time.
However yeah, Lindsey, let’s go forward and preserve sending money to Ukraine to allow them to guarantee “free” and “truthful” elections and let’s preserve listening to “consultants” in international coverage like Nikki Haley.
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ELECTION INTERFERENCE pic.twitter.com/XzPvcxohZu
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 28, 2023
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