Skip to comments.Right Wingers In Europe Just Fired Off Two Huge Torpedoes
Posted on 04/22/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT by Lorianne
The big news out of the French election: Marine Le-Pen, the head of the far right wing National Front party, secured 20% of the vote in the first round of voting.
Le-Pen is now out of the race (the runoff on May 6 will be between Sarkozy and Socialist challenger Hollande), but a 20% showing for the anti-immigration, Euroskeptic candidate is a lightning bolt for France and all of Europe.
The other big event in Europe this weekend was in the Netherdlands, where a budget deal collapsed thanks to a revolt lead by another right winger: Geert Wilders.
The breakdown after seven weeks of talks on austerity measures between Premier Mark Rutte's ruling coalition and Wilders' eurosceptic, anti-Islamist Freedom Party (PVV) has destabilized the political scene.
Wilders walked out of the talks on Saturday saying his party "could not live up to" European Union demands, arguing that the cuts aimed at steering The Netherlands back within EU deficit targets would hit the elderly the hardest.
So the Netherlands, a country nobody was talking about, is now without a budget, and without a government. Elections will have to be called soon after the coalition breakdown.
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And the quote says explicitly that she supports legalized abortion. In other words, though she’s “personally opposed” to abortion, she wants to still allow it, so that it’s “safe and rare”. Where have you heard that before?
Of the three major candidates, she was the ONLY one to promote any sort of measure which would act to reduce abortion (eliminating government funding for it). If you do not consider her sufficieently "pro-life", you still must admit she's the least "pro-abortion" candidate among the three.
In a democracy, you must first get widespread agreement that a measure is desired before passing a law mandating it, if you want to survive the next election.
Prior to this election, she wanted abortion to be illegal. Now she’s shifted to a more liberal position. You’re making an excellent argument for Romney, by the way.
That’s what I remember. He’s a real hero. I’ve heard him speak a couple of times on tv.
For myself, I'm pro-gun to the point where I would like to repeal all gun-restrictions enacted since the National Firearms Act of 1934, allowing any citizen to purchase any sort of firearm for cash with no record keeping, including full-auto weapons. I'm realistic on the probability of getting that all at once, and am satisfied with an incremental approach, and will be satisfied with whatever electable candidate works to further reduce restrictions while not permitting further restrictions.