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People's Party[edit]

Are they really far right? IluzasipalStone them! 13:14, 7 June 2023 (UTC)

I was put off by that. They are more of a mess than I knew they were though, based on what's been added. Chillpilled (talk) 19:32, 7 June 2023 (UTC)

PSOE "lost" the election[edit]

The reason why I've put lost in quotes in the WIGO entry is basically because there's not really a concept of a "winner" and a "loser" when it comes to who becomes Prime Minister. Spain is a parliamentarian democracy, you don't choose the Prime Minister directly, but rather you choose Senadores (Senators, upper house) and Diputados (Deputies, the lower house). Unless you have an absolute majority in the Cortes Generales, you have to have support from other parties. Feijóo has said that he has "the right to govern" as the "winner" of the elections, but it really doesn't work like that in Spain, and I'm sure he knows this by the way. Rabbitseatcarrots (talk) 15:24, 26 July 2023 (UTC)

The far right triumphs in Argentina's primary elections[edit]

Hi. I'm new so I can't add this to the main page, so here goes: Far-right outsider takes shock lead in Argentinian primary elections

"Javier Milei, an admirer of Donald Trump, thinks the climate crisis is a lie and wants sale of human organs to be legalised". If that sounds bad, it gets much worse. The man is a certified loon worthy of an article here, which I may or may not create (I don't think I have the energy, but we'll see). Tough times ahead. Argentinator (talk) 12:31, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

Disregarding the.... everything else, how the hell would a legalized human organ market even work in practice? There's simply too many practical problems for that to effectively work. Does Argentina not have organ donors? Carthage (talk) 12:58, 14 August 2023 (UTC)
From the Wiki it sounds like this guy is both a conspiracy theory right-wing nut in the machismo tradition of the Vladimir Putin style fascist, as well as an ultra-libertarian loon (except where such positions clash, of course). So he supports Austrian school bullshit (eg destroy the central bank!), and has crankery not only on "organ markets" but he also failed to condemn a theoretical marketplace that sold children. But he is also steadfast against abortion in all circumstances (oh, how libertarian!), a frequent user of the cultural marxism snarl word, an opponent of sex education, and a climate change denier.
The thing is, "Argentina" and "poor economy" have gone together unfortunately for decades, and they are in the middle of a bad spot right now. So I guess some people are looking for "an outsider" to "blow up the system", no matter how unqualified, and no matter how the many previous "outsider politicians" have largely been disasters. First impression is a Milei election (should such happen) would probably make things on this front much worse, not better, by scaring business away with lunatic policies. So... BobJohnson (talk) 13:28, 14 August 2023 (UTC)
Argentina, unlike Brazil, isn't an emerging world power. Pray that Milei doesn't win. Carthage (talk) 13:31, 14 August 2023 (UTC)
Yet more proof that prayer doesn't work. Carthage (talk) 10:58, 17 December 2023 (UTC)

Cornel West returns campaign donation to Harlan Crow[edit]

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4267593-cornel-west-returns-harlan-crow-donation/ Äxl (talk) 18:49, 22 October 2023 (UTC)

Huh, that's interesting; especially after he originally defended the donation (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Natsuki Marx ♥ (talk) 19:23, 22 October 2023 (UTC)

RFK, Jr[edit]

I am curious as to why this was included here and not in clogs. Is it because RFK, Jr is changing his rhetoric around vaccines (presumably) because of his candidacy? This would seem like prime clogs material to me TBH, but I suppose it is an equally relevant entry here. Carthage (talk) 10:57, 17 December 2023 (UTC)

It could have gone in either, but considering he polled higher than Biden or Trump in some demographics in some polls I considered it more relevant here. Chillpilled (talk) 11:02, 17 December 2023 (UTC)

DeSantis[edit]

How the fuck is he endorsing Trump, even though Trump accused him of being e pedohpile? What's wrong with these people on the GOP? GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 16:12, 22 January 2024 (UTC)

If DeSantis wants to get anywhere important in the GOP he needs Trump to at least not openly hate him. Ambition is more important than dignity for some.-Flandres (talk) 16:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)
DeSantis is a cuck. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 16:52, 22 January 2024 (UTC)
I think he would still like to run in 2028. Chillpilled (talk) 20:58, 22 January 2024 (UTC)