fun gus wrote:
We'd be the laughing stock of the world if she were ever elected....wouldn't be the first time. Maybe laughing stock isn't the word..
I disagree BnB. First, the possibility of her even winning an election is so ridiculous, I would wonder who would have the balls to 'laugh'? Italy? Mussolini's granddaughter made a run and a porn star got elected to parliament. France? They damn near elected Le Pen , a far right nutjob in 2002! Germany, Japan and most of the former axis powers don't even have a legitimate right to snicker. Netherlands had a real prostitute appointed to a cabinet like position, and China and Russia might chuckle, then poison one of thier own candidates. Yeah, I guess South America could point and laugh, between bullets. The Middle East hasn't laughed since the 14th century, but POTUS Sarah wouldn't garner a bellybuster over there, IMHO
Australia might have a hearty ha ha. BUt, I'm sure they have had thier own Kangaroo Jackass'.
I've been all around this great big world, and politics is just as much a carnival over there. I once witnessed an Italian primary where there were so many parties that they had to put pictures on the ballot
because there were enough legit candidates and parties that shared the same name!
I think the time is a comin where things will get so bad that we wont give a s*** about who's laughing, as long as they aren't marching or launching.
Le Pen was no where "nearly elected". He got 16% in the first round...and was beaten soundly in the second round when Chirac got 82% of the vote.
I was told: Le Pen made it into the 'second round' of national elections upsetting your hero, Sir Lionel Jospin
..Yeah, he had 16% but there were 12 or 14 other candidates splitting the vote,right? Just like in Italy?
to put this into USA poltikspeak, imagine if Perot, Clinton and Bush sr ( 1992 ) held elections and Perot upset Clinton, and the options were Perot and Bush...Clinton would be single elimination, you did not win, get out.
Even dems at that time were going to go with Bush Sr rather then Perot if Clinton was eliminated
. Our system does not work that way, we only have 2 viable parties, and possibly a 3rd, thus Perot garnered 18% of the vote ( similar, yes? ). So, if I say a nut job
placed second in a politcal race that often fields 4-5 legit
parties, I am correct in stating that in 2002, enough nut jobs in France let this guy have a shot
, even if it was a 'Perot' style one. And we all know the result of Perot, yes?
BTW, this wackjob placed 4th in 2007 at 70+ years!!! Glad to know were not alone, huh BB?
This is like the Radiers getting in the Superbowl by wierd NFL rules, and getting blown out by the Pats. You can say they never had a chance, but you have to wonder about the structure that let them get there.