Remember when Robert Fico knew he was about to lose the presidential election and he desperately accused Andrej Kiska of being a Scientologist in an attempt to turn his campaign around? It didn’t work, but that isn’t stopping Fico from trying something similar now.
Like professional boxers, politicians like Fico never retire on their own. They always believe themselves capable of winning one last fight, and only leave for good once they get knocked out. With his political career in danger, and no substantive punches left to throw, Fico is flailing about in an attempt convince people that all this alarm about the ‘Ndrangheta mafia infiltrating his own office is the work of foreigners and George Soros.
Out of ideas, again, and looking like an incompetent patsy of global organized crime, he has adopted conspiratorial tactics from neighboring Hungary, where Viktor Orban — ironically a former recipient of a Soros scholarship to study in the UK — has used anti-Soros campaigns to great effect in recent years.