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To: starfish923
I don't know why Brosnan was crying. It doesn't matter if the "left" or the "right" wins in Mexico. El Presidente Felipe Calderon will become a billionaire in the next six years, compliments of their legacy of unmitigated corruption and greed.

LOL! Some others are crying, IMO, and that would be the tancredo/buchanan political family.

A PAN elected Mexico(PAN made great gains in the Mexican Senate election) is the tancredo/buchanan worst nightmare.

A stable and freemarket oriented Mexico, IMO, means one less bogeyman for the tancredo/buchanan family to count on for money.

11 posted on 07/03/2006 3:43:07 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

Fox was PAN and he was for open borders


15 posted on 07/03/2006 3:51:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Dane

I just saw Buchanan on C-SPAN saying that John Edwards had it right when he said we had "Two Americas." Tom Daschle was up next and seemed to echo Buchanan's sentiments.


18 posted on 07/03/2006 3:55:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Dane
A stable and freemarket oriented Mexico, IMO, means one less bogeyman for the tancredo/buchanan family to count on for money.

Mexico HAS been relatively stable and freemarket for a long time. The problem has been that Mexico is ALWAYS compared to the U.S. and that is unfair.

Mexico is 10,000 times better today than it was 100 years ago, for everyone. But it will never catch up to the gringos and it is grossly unfair to continue to compare them with us.

Mexico IS considered the "giant" of the north, as their southern neighbors experience coup d'etats with regularity. Mexico's peso is considered far more stable than the garbage money of their southern neighbors.

So, when I bad-mouth Mexico it is with the FULL knowledge of all this. They are INFINITELY better off, more stable and more reliable than almost all of their southern neighbors. They ARE our amigos as much as they can be.

However, PAN and PRI are made, imho, from the same cloth: the corrupt cloth that is the Mexican culture. I don't think Mexico CAN produce much else from the same pool of people. They improve over the decades but their Presidente, no matter who he is, will, for now at least, be the BIGGEST ladron in all of Mexico, PRIista or PANista. [I made up those words just now.:o)]

I did live in Mexico City for 2 years and traveled extensively throughout the Republic....and spend the two years getting to know my extensive family of 40+ relatives. They, and friends I made there, are the ones who helped me form my opinion of Mexican politics. They might be dead wrong, but I kind of doubt it.

28 posted on 07/04/2006 9:08:57 AM PDT by starfish923 ( Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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