American progressives like to think of their country as backward and reactionary compared to Europe. And they have never been more right than now when Europe and the rest of the First World have gone right while America under Obama has been left back.
In America Alone, Mark Steyn envisioned the United States as a beleaguered hope in a dying West. Seven years later, American politics are much less healthier than those of the rest of the free world.
America does stand alone. It stands alone in embracing the rule of the left.
Recently Australia, Japan and Norway welcomed in conservative governments. Tony Abbott, Australia’s new prime minister, is a former heavyweight boxer who attended Oxford and is putting a spoke in the wheel of the Global Warming ecohoax. Japan is casting off its pacifism and standing up to the People’s Republic of China and Norway gave its left-wing government the boot and moved in “Iron Erma” in a coalition with the libertarian Progress Party which opposes taxes and immigration and supports free enterprise.
Australia, Japan and Norway are not outliers. The majority of First World countries now have conservative governments.
Canada has embraced a patriotic foreign policy and energy exploration under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his conservative Likud party have continued to move Israel’s economy toward free enterprise. And even in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron, for all his follies, is a conservative, even if he is more McCain than DeMint, and has pushed for deregulation and welfare reform.
Sweden’s center-right coalition government has won re-election for the first time in a century. Norway and Sweden, countries that Americans used to consider the very embodiments of Socialism, now both have conservative governments......
The right wing parties over here are politically about the same as your Democrats. America is still far to the right of Europe. If anyone tried to abolish the NHS they'd face electoral meltdown.
David Cameron and Barak Obama are so close politically there's nothing much to choose between them. If anything I'd say Obama was slightly more right wing.
America is basically a two-horse country (Republicans and Democrats), therefore American politics (and politicians) are largely stagnant and the voters haven't got much of a choice.
By contrast, Britain has 3 main parties plus several smaller far-right "firebrand parties" that keep the big 3 on their toes and keep stirring the pot..
like to think of their country as backward and reactionary compared to Europe.
The freepers haven't got much of a sense of what's going on in Canada.
Our conservative prime minister is to the left of pretty much everything I see in the U.S.
the only health insurance anybody would need would be catastrophic cost coverage. Nobody should want to be buying bandaids, iodine, or birth control pills from an insurance company
Romeo said: Britain has 3 main parties plus several smaller far-right "firebrand parties" that keep the big 3 on their toes and keep stirring the pot
Izzy huffed: None of those 'firebrand parties' has an MP, unlike the Greens, you delusional twat.