Kenyan Elections
Tensions Mount in Kenya as Do-Over Election Looms
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  • FriendlyGoat

    What do we blame when elections aren’t working too well? Brexit is a mess. Putin is a mess. Trump is a mess. Duterte is a mess. Erdogan is a mess. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt have experienced varying degrees of electoral messes. And now this in Kenya. We may need to be looking for the causes for fundamental breakdown of civic sense in more than one country at a time.

    • Beauceron

      Well, I suppose you could join the rapidly growing ranks of Leftists who are now openly stating that democracy doesn’t work– which provides them with an excuse to seize power.

      Odd how, while shouting non-stop about how your opponents are just like Hitl3r, you act an awful lot like him.

      • FriendlyGoat

        Well, that’s an odd take on the observable phenomena that elections do seem to be producing dictator-like governments in more and more places—–even when elections are supposed to assure that does not happen. That’s the new problem with modern democracy in several places at once and it is also the obvious disappointment with any electoral fix to most Islamic countries, even after the diverse approaches taken by the USA in both the G.W. Bush and Obama administrations. Maybe you think Putin, Duterte, Erdogan and Maduro (never mind Trump) are admirable characters, but it would be hard to understand why. We want to depend on the wisdom of voters to make good decisions—–but there are now a string of cases where it is not happening—–including (by the narrowest of margins) our own country..

    • seattleoutcast

      Brexit is working wonderfully. All the UK has to do is nothing, and in two years they are as free as a bird.

      As for the cause of civic breakdown, look no further than those good ol’ 1960s.

      • FriendlyGoat

        The argument that the 1960s are causing the election of questionable leaders around the world fifty years later is a disconnect from the subject.

  • Fat_Man

    Maybe they can elect Obama. He can bring them together, just like he did in the US

    • Dale Fayda

      That made me chuckle. Thanks!

  • Beauceron

    Sad to think this is the US in a few years.

    • Boritz

      “the Supreme Court robbed Uhuru Kenyatta of his win and stole the election”

      In a few years? According to liberals this is what happened to Al Gore in 2000.

  • GSo

    “Doing the same thing over a second time and expecting the same results is the definition of insanity”? Should it be “a different result”?

  • leoj

    He did not elaborate the reasons that would lead to the impeachment.

    Russia? Russia!!

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