02 June, 2005

Bush Country?

OK, that's a big stretch, but check out the election map of France following the last weekend's EU vote. It reminds me of something, but I just can't put my finger on it.

I just can't stop thinking, that over the last couple of years, the world leaders and national figures who opposed Bush are having a tough time holding on to power. Let's take a quick glance at the scoreboard:

First off, let's count the losses for Bush and his supporters.
1. Spain: Conservative government, who supported Bush in Iraq, voted out after the Madrid bombings virtually on the eve of the elections.

OK, that's about it; now on to the Wins. Remember, we're counting world leaders, not soldiers; so if I forgot someone who supported Bush and was thrown out of office, let me know and we'll appeal to instant replay and adjust the scoreboard.

1. Afghanistan: Bush said, basically, "OK, Clinton talked to you Taliban guys for 8 years. He's the best mouthpiece we have. That didn't work too well for us. Turn over bin Laden by sundown or your dreams of a totalitarian Islamic state are over." They refused, they are gone.

2. Iraq: Bush said, "You've had 12 years to comply with UN resolutions, that should be enough. My father should have just ran you out of town the first time. His mistake. You've got until sundown to vacate the premises." Saddam refused, he is now in jail.

3. Australia: John Howard, one of the most strident supporters of Bush in Iraq, wins re-election in a landslide.

4. America: Bush wins re-election by getting almost 12 million MORE votes than in 2000. Just for good measure, the Republicans increased their majorities in both the House and the Senate once again. That should really count as two Ws.

6. Great Britain: Tony Blair, despite losing ground, won an historic re-election to a third term.

7. Russia: Putin is still in power, but his cronies have been tossed out of the Ukraine and Georgia. Just for good measure again, Bush visits Georgia and the Baltic states (Estonia rocks!)Letting Putin know we aren't going to turn our backs on these fledgling democracies.

8. Lebanon: With America and France standing together, backing the Lebanese popular uprising, Syria's agents and army are finally forced out of Lebanon.

9. Germany: Gerhard Schroeder's party was stunned by losing a state election in their traditional stronghold of North Rhein-Westphalia. So damaging was the loss, that Schroeder's Social Democrats are now on shaky ground and ripe for losing power. The SDs are currenlty polling well behind the Christian Democrats. We'll have to wait and see what happens this fall, but it's not looking good for Schroeder right now.

10. France and Holland just shot down the EU Constitution which although not any kind of endorsement of Bush, still makes you feel good on the inside. Unless you're a socialist, then your insides probably aren't feeling so great right about now. Heck, even Castro pulled a Gerry Ford, so I say, taking all three of these things together Bush gets another one in the win column.


beakerkin said...


I am scratching my head at some of our American bloggers . They are still trying to rationalize communism like the 100,000,000 are irrelevant.

The problem with the left is that enough of us do not talk up. Thus they hear one idiot talking to another until they are out of the mainstream.

kajando said...

you are correct sir,
the left's biggest problem (well, besides that their ideology has killed over a million innocents every year for the last century) is that they believe their own press. This leads them out of the mainstream (like you said) and diminishes any chances for national success. How many people have to stop watching the network news before they get it?

Also, their ultra sensitivity, no one dare question the party line, allows candidates like Kerry to rise to national prominence. W

Glen Dean said...

Yeah, even the French, with their double digit unemployment, are starting to realize that socialism does not work.

Warren said...

I actually think they are just protecting their Socialism.

If their borders are opened to other EU members the French will have to actually compete with people not hamstrung by a 35 hour work week, a month+ of paid vacation a year and people that will work for less per hour.

kajando said...

warren, I think you're right. I've read that the new boogeyman is the "polish plumber"