Raging Right Wing Republican

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Monday, September 18, 2006

"Reality has bitch-slapped Sweden"

The big story out of Sweden is the victory of an alliance of parties on the right. What counts as conservative is far less than what goes as conservative in America, of course. But still, who would've expected such a victory out of Sweden? This marks a huge loss for the Social Democrats, the engineers of Sweden's massive welfare state. And the feminists. The feminists lost big. They couldn't even scrape up the 4 percent that would've allowed them to enter Parliament.

First Britain, then Australia, Germany and Canada, and now Sweden. The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy rolls on.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Citizen Sane said...

Britain? Not yet. Labour (a party mainly now of the centre left, but borne of the socialist and trade union movement) swept the Conservatives aside in a landslide victory in 1997 and have remained in power ever since.

Mon Sep 18, 04:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

I knew as soon as I posted that you would have something to say about it. While he has been a leftist domestically, in foreign policy he's broken ranks with fellow liberals and leftists and stood alongside Bush and other rightists in fighting the terrorists in Iraq and elsewhere. The election was widely regarded, in America, as a referendum on the Iraq war and his foreign policy decisions -- and since he won it's considered therefore a defeat for the left and a victory for the right.

I'm sure conservatives in Britain don't like him, but it'll be hard to find someone that'll be as strong on foreign policy to replace him when he's gone, and that's what's important from my perspective as an American since that's what'll affect us across the ocean.

Mon Sep 18, 07:57:00 PM EDT  

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