December 04, 2007

United Russia wins but things look bleak

Yeah, by now you've probably heard that Putin and United Russia (the political party that put him front and center), swept the recent parliamentary elections in Russia with the Communists providing the only serious opposition. Seriously, the communists? Let me get this straight... you guys are voting for the party that fucked y'all up for over 70 years? I guess it proves that there are stupid people in every corner of the world.

UR swept with 60% of the votes which will allow them to functionally control the Parliament and hands Putin a great big 'Good Job, guy!' as he leaves office early next year. And why shouldn't they be saying 'good job'? Sure, Putin (much like Bush) has curtailed civil liberties but he's also got the economy running and people are doing better than at any time in the past 30 years.

At least the Russians got broadbased economic growth out of their deal with the devil.

The interesting thing is that this is truly a high point for Putin and UR. Which means that their 60% isn't quite as strong as it looks.

Posted by mcblogger at December 4, 2007 02:00 PM

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