Whoever wrote that speech has a great sense of humor and balance.
Lutsenko: Dear friends, a major goal of the new leadership of United Fatherland is to learn to hear people, party members and independents. The invincible power of Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko was that she, like all the other politicians, had to borrow money from the oligarchs yet she would hear the voters only, and not her campaign contributors. We have to learn from this and bring that spirit back to Fatherland and to the opposition as a whole. [round of applause]
If Tymoshenko heard her voters so well, why didn’t they vote for her? And does the All-Hearing Crowdsourcer know you raid his closet?
Here comes the harsh part. Take your time to observe the VIP body language and that of the audience at large.
Lutsenko: Dear friends, I have friends among Fatherland’s leadership, it is you address: To be honest and able to talk about moral revolution and, by extension, political revolution, get rid of the turncoat generator within the party. [round of applause] Dear friends, we all, including yours truly, need to get rid of, discard, the practice of masquerade politics whereby it seems that it’s enough just to say “I’m not Yanukovych!” and, conceivably, support will be guaranteed. We should stop harboring Potemkin designs in politics. People see the falsehood and fiction behind these things and that’s why millions won’t take to the streets. Let’s be honest about it and start acting in new ways, like Tymoshenko did when Ukraine was winning.
When was the last time Tymoshenko acted in new ways?