IS THE WHOLE WORLD GOING BITTER?
-----Hey it’s not just us local yokels in the Midwest and NASCAR fans on each coast that are bitter and might vote conservative without knowing any better. Italy has a bunch of simple wayward people too who voted to kick out the Greens AND Communists!!! What about the French and Sarkozy. Boy that was a surprise to me and Barbara Streisand too I’ll bet. Then there is Merkel in Germany man what on earth is going on. Sean Penn must be about ready to make another Anti-American movie to vent his frustration. What’s the world coming too. Even here in America, Ben Stein’s movie “Expelled” out did the degenerate, "America Sucks" movie, “Where In the World Is Osama bin Laden”. Maybe we should only allow the academics to vote as they are the ones capable of rising above their need to cling to false prophets and cast their ballots correctly.
-------Looks like the “old world” is tiring of socialism and all of it’s shortfalls. Maybe starting to think that if they continue down that road it will lead them to a third world morass.
From Newt Gingrich’s “Wining the Future” 4/22/08
Finally, in news studiously ignored by the mainstream media, parliamentary elections in Italy last week routed the Communists and the Greens and marked the third big victory for the Right in Europe after the elections of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The elections were a history-making win for the party of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. For the first time since the end of World War II, no one will represent the Communist Party in the Italian parliament. The Greens were also voted out.
Michael Ledeen, my colleague at the America Enterprise Institute, points out another significant feature of the elections: "Berlusconi is an outspoken, even passionate admirer of George W. Bush and the United States of America. Reminds one of the elections that brought Sarkozy to the Elysee, doesn't it? Best to keep that quiet, or somebody might notice that hatred of America doesn't seem to affect the voters in Italy, France or Germany."
The scale of Berlusconi and the center-right's victory in Italy opens the door to significant reform for the first time in decades. Could real change be coming to Europe?
Well there’s more. See the links on the Right side of my blog page.
-----Maybe these and the continued example like the economic miracle in Ireland is giving Europeans pause. People seem to be waking up to the idea that smaller government and lower taxes stimulates economies and people make more money and tax revenues increase. Or they simply realize that throwing more and more money at bad policies and creating larger bureaucracies isn’t helping, but actually hindering useful action desperately needed to solve problems. Ireland is an excellent example of this. They went from beggars of Europe to the leaders through cutting taxes to bring in more businesses to foster more competition to create a larger tax revenue. We had a chance in the US under Ronald Reagan but the bureaucracy constantly beat down any serious reform we tried. Below a link explaining how this change all got started.
Perhaps we have to get as desperate as Ireland before we try in America again. I sure hope not.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative