Last week, Susan Elizabeth Rice, President Obama’s former Nationwide Security Advisor and prime confidant was ragging on President Donald Trump as the “destroyer of American democracy from inside” as she hawked her e-book “Robust Love” on a talk show. Rice indignantly protested:
… For the primary time I can keep in mind, our democracy is underneath assault. Our nation is in effect underneath assault. That attack is coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…. You’re considering this man is just not predictable, he’s not secure, he’s not enjoying with a full deck… And for all the security threats I saw as nationwide safety advisor, I never thought I’d see that…
In June 2019, Susan Rice advised a reporter:
They [Trump and his people] don’t care. They don’t seem to care concerning the integrity of our elections, the integrity of our democracy and what makes us People…”
In response to Susan Rice, Donald Trump has both made America a banana republic or turned it into Dante’s Inferno: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter right here”, the U.S. of A.
Run! Run in your lives, compatriots! Trump the Barbarian is attacking American democracy from his garrison at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
It’s amusing for me to see Susan E. Rice shedding crocodile tears for American democracy and singing requiem hymns for the dying of electoral integrity by the bludgeoning palms of Donald Trump.
Aaah! How shortly we overlook!
Susan Rice, you might have forgotten it, however I have not.
There’s an previous Ethiopian saying, “If he who spears (stabs) forgets, he who is speared (stabbed) doesn’t overlook.
Susan Rice speared me within the heart on July 27, 2015 with a villainous laughter and piercing phrases.
As Susan Rice rises to accuse Donald Trump of democricide in America, I rise to accuse, once again, Susan E. Rice of democricide in Ethiopia.
Susan Rice has no moral authority or standing to accuse President Trump of assault and homicide of democracy in America as a result of she herself was an confederate and aider and abettor within the assault on and murder of democracy in Ethiopia.
I accused Susan E. Rice of democricide in Ethiopia in my July 31, 2015 commentary, “Susan Rice Laughing at Ethiopia’s 2015 Elektion”.
At a press convention throughout Obama’s journey to Kenya and Ethiopia in July 2015, Susan E. Rice busted out laughing instantly after she said that the election of the “Prime Minister of Ethiopia [Hailemariam Desalegn]” is “absolutely – 100 % democratic”. That election took a number of weeks before Obama and Rice arrived in Ethiopia for a state go to.
For many who can’t entry the video, this was Susan Rice’s response:
Reporter Isaac: Does the President contemplate the presidents of Kenya and Ethiopia democratically elected Presidents?
Susan Rice: I feel the Prime Minister of Ethiopia was simply elected with 100 % of the vote, which I feel suggests, as we’ve got said in our public statements, some concern for the integrity of the electoral course of — at the least if not in the outcomes then in a few of the mechanisms that supported the method, the freedom for the opposition to campaign.
Reporter Isaac: However does he [President Obama] assume it was a democratic election?
Susan Rice: Completely – 100 %. [Busts out laughing uncontrollably.]
Human Rights Watch commenting on the 2015 “100 % election” victory wrote:
In line with Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board, the ruling Ethiopian Individuals’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition gained 546 parliamentary seats (with the 547th seat nonetheless to be introduced).
The outcomes shouldn’t be seen as a stamp of approval for Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s government – quite they’re the inevitable consequence of a political system through which opposition events face extraordinary challenges and almost all avenues for residents to interact in political debate are closed.
The theft of democracy and elections in Ethiopia was masterminded by the late brutal Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi, a person Susan Rice described as my “true pal”.
Meles Zenawi was a serial election thief, amongst different issues.
He stole the 2005 Ethiopian election.
The European Union Election Statement Mission – Ethiopia 2005 in its last report said, “The 2005 elections fell in need of worldwide rules for real democratic elections.” That is diplomatic converse for stolen election.
Meles Zenawi, following the 2005 election, jailed “several dozen opposition politicians, journalists, editors and civil society activists. Ethiopian authorities have indicated that a number of amongst them are more likely to face fees of treason, which carries a potential sentence of demise beneath Ethiopian regulation.”
In 2010, Susan Rice’s “true pal” claimed to have gained 99.6 % of the seats within the Ethiopian parliament.
The European Union Election Statement Mission – Ethiopia 2010 in its remaining report said “the electoral process fell in need of certain international commitments, notably relating to the transparency of the process and the shortage of a degree enjoying area for all contesting parties.” Again, stolen election.
In 2015, Meles Zenawi’s TPLF get together, following Zenawi’s playbook, gained 100 % of the seats in parliament. It was theft of an election in broad daylight.
Susan Rice’s “true pal”, Meles Zenawi, was an enemy of democracy, a notorious and brazen election thief and persecutor and jailer of political opponents who trounced him in a democratic election.
The very fact of the matter is that Susan E. Rice is a pretend defender of democracy, a dissembler of democracy.
Susan Rice worshiped Africans tyrants and enemies of democracy on the altar of dictatorship.
Susan Rice was BFF (greatest buddies for all times) with a few of the most brutal African dictators who not only stole elections but in addition modified their constitutions to grow to be presidents-for-life. Susan Rice by no means met a dictator she did not like.
In fact, her favorite dictator was her “true pal” Meles Zenawi who dominated Ethiopia with an iron fist and lug-soled boots for over 20 years.
Susan Rice’s eulogy of Meles Zenawi in 2012 might greatest be described as a canonization for sainthood:
Meles was a good friend each to my country and to me personally… He was selfless, tireless and totally dedicated to his work and household… In the hardest occasions, he retained that twinkle in his eye, his roiling snigger, his ready smile and his depraved humorousness. True, he by no means lacked confidence in his judgement. He wasn’t simply sensible, a relentless negotiator, and shopper of data. He was uncommonly sensible, capable of see the large image and lengthy recreation. He was robust, unsentimental and typically and yielding. He had little endurance for fools or as appreciated to name them idiots. From amongst lots of his admirable qualities was his world class mind. He was persistently reasoned in his judgment and considerate in his selections. He was both a son and father of Ethiopia 43 delivery… He is a true good friend to me and lots of…
But Saint Meles Zenawi not solely had a wicked humorousness, he was additionally a villainous and depraved shapeshifting dictator “who smiled as he murdered and murdered as he smiled”, to paraphrase Shakespeare.
In 2008, Parade Journal described Zenawi as one among “The World’s Worst Dictators”.
In 2012, The Economist described Zenawi as “The person who tried to make dictatorship acceptable.”
The Atlantic in 2012 described Zenawi as a “trendy dictator who cracked down on civil society organizations and journalists”, and whose “rule was marked by a cynical divide-and-conquer technique that excluded several of the nation’s major ethnic groups from political and financial life, and that denied humanitarian help to supposedly disloyal sectors of the nation.”
Overseas Policy Journal described Zenawi as “not your typical one-dimensional African strongman.”
It was Meles Zenawi, the person who killed democracy and untold numbers of innocent Ethiopians that Susan Rice described as “a real good friend” and a “pal to me personally”.
Immediately, Susan Rice has the gall to accuse Donald Trump of mounting an “assault on American democracy” and destroying “the integrity of our elections”.
Is the pot calling the kettle black?
But hypocrisy runs within the bloodstream of the Obama prolonged political household.
In June 2013, Obama the hypocrite ripped into the late dictator Robert Mugabe who claimed to have gained his election in Zimbabwe by 61 % of the vote:
… So there is an opportunity to maneuver forward — however provided that there’s an election that’s free, and truthful, and peaceable, in order that Zimbabweans can decide their future with out worry of intimidation and retribution. And after elections, there have to be respect for the universal rights upon which democracy relies upon.
Obama and Rice accused Robert Mugabe of being an election thief when he gained by 61 % of the vote, nevertheless it was “absolutely 100 % democratic” when Meles Zenawi claimed 100 % electoral victory in Ethiopia.
A hypocrite is as a hypocrite does.
Legend has it that President Franklin D. Roosevelt as soon as stated of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza that “Somoza may be a son of a bitch, however he’s our son of a bitch.”
I assume for Obama and Rice, “Zenawi could also be an S.O.B, but he’s their S.O.B.”
Regardless of lofty rhetoric in help of the development of democracy and protection of human rights in Africa, Susan Rice and Barack Obama continued to subsidize and coddle African dictatorships which are as dangerous as and even worse than Mugabe’s.
Obviously, in Susan Rice’s mind “stupid is as silly does.” Africans have never recognized democracy; subsequently dictatorship is democracy for them.
Apparently, a democracy that’s good for the American goose just isn’t good for the Ethiopian gander.
Pretend and sham democracy for Ethiopia and Africa is just wonderful and dandy, in line with Susan Rice.
For America, democracy is a sacrosanct establishment to be enshrined and cherished in the Holy of Holies.
It have to be defended tooth and nail towards a man, to use Susan Rice’s phrase, “who isn’t enjoying with a full deck”.
When push comes to shove on American democracy, Susan Rice trumpets atop her ethical high horse, “Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the canine of warfare!”
The very fact of the matter is that for the Janus-faced Susan Rice democracy is a question of ethical relativism.
Democratic elections are relative. Election integrity is relative.
For Susan Rice to name President Trump the murderer of American democracy is the height of hypocrisy.
Scripture teaches, “Don’t give attention to the speck in your brother’s eye whereas ignoring the log in your personal eye.”
Sister Susan, I say this to you from the underside of my coronary heart:
Look arduous within the mirror. Every part you stated about President Trump, I stated about you in July 2015. You may simply be speaking about your self once you accused President Trump of democricide in America.
Sister Susan, once you point one finger at President Trump for “assaulting democracy”, keep in mind there are three fingers pointing back to you in your help of dictators all over Africa who murdered democracy in its infancy or made positive it was stillborn.
Sister Susan, once you come out swinging at Donald Trump as a holy roller crusader for American democracy, I snigger at you in the present day just as you laughed at me and 100 million Ethiopians in 2015 after saying an election gained 100 % by one social gathering is “100 % democratic.”
Sister Susan, once I see you preaching morality, constitutionality and patriotism sanctimoniously to Donald Trump out of your holier-than-thou pulpit of hypocrisy, I actually pity you.
Sister Susan, shed your crocodile tears over the horrible dying of American democracy by the hands of Donald Trump to People who have no idea you.
I know you.
Ethiopians know who you actually are.
Whenever you advised them the 2015 election was “100 % democratic”, you not only disrespected them, you additionally insulted their intelligence.
Sister Susan, Africans know who you actually are.
May I ask you Sister Susan, did you shed a tear when 800 thousand Rwandans have been murdered in 1994?
Did you not say in 1994, as a staffer on the Nationwide Security Council, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing in Rwanda, what would be the effect on the November [congressional] election?”
Sister Susan, inform me, was the ethical selection for you profitable an election and dropping 800 thousand Rwadans?
Sister Susan, let me assure you that Ethiopians do not endure fools, idiots and people who insult their intelligence and undermine their heroic efforts to determine democracy for themselves and their posterity.
Ethiopians forgive however they never forget!
Whatever President Trump has dedicated or omitted in the performance of his presidential duties at the moment are beneath scrutiny by the U.S. Home of Representatives.
As a constitutional lawyer, I have had opportunity to review and train Congress’ energy of impeachment (U.S. Const. artwork.1, §2, cl.5.2; U.S. Const. artwork.1, §3, cl.6).
Whether or not an allegation of “assault on American democracy” by one who “doesn’t play with a full deck” amounts to an impeachable “high crime and misdemeanor” stays to be seen.
Relating to impeachment, President Gerald Ford stated it greatest, “An impeachable offense is no matter a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given second in history.”
Sister Susan, robust love ought to begin with robust self-love.
As you dish out your “urgent attraction to the American public to bridge our harmful domestic divides in an effort to protect our democracy” in your ebook, attempt a taste of your personal drugs which you push on others: Honesty, integrity, sincerity, veracity, probity and just a little dash of humanity.
Sister Susan, you may “moist your cheeks with synthetic tears of a dying American democracy and frame your face” to promote your ebook, to paraphrase Shakespeare, however be aware you’re in a troublesome spot to hold forth or hector Donald Trump or anybody else about democracy.
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