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One of Europe's most brownshirted governments is down!

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Denmark's centre-left opposition is heading for a narrow victory in a general election, partial results show.

With 90% of the vote counted, the "Red Bloc" of Social Democratic leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt is set to win 89 seats in the 179-strong parliament.

If confirmed, the result would make Ms Thorning-Schmidt Denmark's first woman prime minister.

The centre-right - supported by the anti-immigrant People's Party (DPP) - are predicted to take 86 seats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14928312
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Hmmmm...something's rotten here...
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Last I had read, they were only going to get 87 seats!

That is good news.

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You can have a dedicated anti-immigrant party, and it be called center-right?? Even our right-wing-batshit-crazy Tea Party Republicans don't oppose immigration outright...

Wow.
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Holy crap! From the article:

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Ms Thorning-Schmidt campaigned on a platform of tax rises and increased public spending


...you can specifically campaign FOR tax increases in Europe, and get elected?!?! Even our Democrats, who everyone "knows" will raise taxes, at least campaigns against 'wasteful spending' and never mentions tax increases...
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XanderF wrote:
You can have a dedicated anti-immigrant party, and it be called center-right?? Even our right-wing-batshit-crazy Tea Party Republicans don't oppose immigration outright...

Wow.


They don't? The difference might be that the legal immigration caps in the US are much more stringent than in most of Europe, so going just against illegal immigration wouldn't make a difference.

Look for example at the Americans that are against H1-B not because they restrict legal workers, but because the visa holders compete with them. There's also quite a few, some that even post on this forums, that are against immigrants that, according to them 'don't assimilate into American culture', because they do strange things, like speak a language at home that isn't English.

What you see in Denmark is people with those extremely fine and defensible views that are in no way xenophobic winning elections at times.
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XanderF wrote:
You can have a dedicated anti-immigrant party, and it be called center-right?? Even our right-wing-batshit-crazy Tea Party Republicans don't oppose immigration outright...


Well, maybe not the Tea Party, but some people do.
 
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tscook wrote:
I've said this before, but I really wouldn't mind shacking up with lady with Danish citizenship.


Totally. I could do with some of her prime ministrations.

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Good Stuff. Hopefully we'll have similar results come next election.
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"If confirmed, the result would make Ms Thorning-Schmidt Denmark's first woman prime minister."

I have a real dislike of the use of 'woman' as an adjective. Why can't we just say 'female prime minister'?

Although 'lady prime minister' sounds less jarring. Sigh. Language. Perhaps it would just be easier to prevent women from getting such jobs in the first place.
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XanderF wrote:
You can have a dedicated anti-immigrant party, and it be called center-right?? Even our right-wing-batshit-crazy Tea Party Republicans don't oppose immigration outright...

Wow.


In all fairness, the quote is actually "the centre-right - supported by the anti-immigrant People's Party (DPP)"; it doesn't actually describe the DPP as centre right.
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Mondainai wrote:
One of Europe's most brownshirted governments is down!

It certainly is, and I for one am overjoyed. kiss
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Someday, we'll have elections here. I'm hoping a similar outcome, that way we might even have a government in that strange and faraway future...


Serious question here: according to something I read in The Economist (I think) recently, Belgium is doing pretty well economically (compared with most of Western Europe) and the author of the piece suggested (at least partly tongue in cheek, no doubt) that this was a result of the absence of government. Does that make any sense to you?
 
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The daughter-in-law of the guy Vice President Biden plagiarized...
 
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sikeospi wrote:
The daughter-in-law of the guy Vice President Biden plagiarized...


Aha! Definitely a conspiracy! Probably involving the Illuminati, Comintern and the Silence!
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Three prime ministers in a row named Rasmussen? Does she have to change her name too?

She sort of looks like actress Joan Allen.
 
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