Jun 9, 2009

The Right is rocking out Europe...

...so why do they love Obama so much?

According to Slate's Anne Applebaum (who apparently never heard of us, but we or at least I still love her all the same), the Right-Wing is kicking a$$ and taking names in Europe. Just look at the results from the European parliamentary elections:

In France, Germany, Italy, and Poland—four of Europe's six largest countries—center-right governments got unexpectedly enthusiastic endorsements. In the two other large countries, Britain and Spain, left-wing ruling parties got hammered, as did socialists in Hungary, Austria, Estonia, and elsewhere.

Why are they doing so well? Well, it seems that they actually are sticking to capitalism. Applebaum claims that in Europe "there are few equivalents of either George W. Bush's budget deficits or Barack Obama's spending binge."

So kudos to Europe, especially to our friends in Poland, Hungary, and Estonia, for believing in capitalism...God, I hope it works out for you.

1 comment:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Seems to have worked for us...oh. Well, it's worked for Zimbabwe.