Friday, August 04, 2006

Mexico Waits For AMLO To Shut The Whole Country Down

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has already shut down Mexico City by filling the streets with his supported in protests against his election loss. Now the Mexican government is moving to protect the Mexico City's airport and oil refineries.

"There is no other solution than a vote recount. Faced with any other scenario we will expand our civil resistance campaign," Lopez Obrador spokesman Gerardo Fernandez said.

"We want to warn that we will not agree with a partial recount nor with a sample."

The supreme arrogance of that statement is astounding. By all accounts, the Mexican election was exemplary, and there appears to be no reasonable likelihood that a recount would shift even a marginal number of votes. All these protests merely punish the Mexican people for having the gall to elect somebody else. That they would put the country through so much turmoil based on the flimisest of allegations says much about the true heart of a socialist.

Of course, shutting down a nation's capital is not the best way to win friends. Obrador's party made significant gains in other places in the election, but their party's credibility decreases with every day they pursue the downfall of the election's winning presidential candidate.

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