(By Ray D.)
Interference with American Elections: More Outrageous Euro Arrogance
CNN reports that the left-wing British newspaper Guardian is now literally buying lists of undecided voters and starting an anti-Bush letter writing campaign in an attempt to influence the election in the key swing state Ohio. The only surprise here is that other biased, left-wing members of the European press didn't think of this sooner. It is difficult to imagine a more flagrant form of foreign interference (short of actual violence) with the US electoral process.
Money Quote from Guardian:
The result of the American election in less than three weeks could have huge consequences for the whole world. Yet those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it. Until now, that is.
In the spirit of the Declaration of Independence's pledge to show "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind", we have come up with a unique way for non-Americans to express your views on the policies and candidates in this election to some of the people best placed to decide its outcome. It's not quite a vote, but it's a chance to influence how a very important vote will be cast.
How heart warming to see lefties in the British media quoting the Declaration of Independence. The hypocrisy here is mind-boggling. Just imagine the shoe on the other foot: Brits and Germans alike would be absolutely outraged (and rightfully so) if Americans wrote them letters asking them to vote a certain way in the next elections and blasting the elected leaders of those countries. As Andrew Sullivan recently noted: The leftist lunatic fringe is pulling out all the stops for Kerry in this election, and, should he be elected to the White House, they will come calling, looking for payback.
Note: I replaced the word "Brits" with "lefties in the British media" above. One of our readers from the UK pointed out that Guardian is hardly representative of the British people. He is absolutely right and I thank him for pointing out the obvious.