Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mainstreaming News, 3/19/15

Jobbik up, Orban down.

I’m not a big fan of the Turk-loving Jobbik party, but, still, I wish them the best in their struggle against the mainstreaming Hungarian Sarkozy, Durocher’s man-crush, Tricky Vik Orban.  Isn’t it interesting?  We are told that “pragmatic mainstreaming” is a necessity to “obtain power,” but here we see Jobbik catching up to Orban in popularity.  What would happen, I wonder, in a truly free and open election, with no outside interference and scare-mongering by the EU?  Or, put it another way: if the Orban “safety valve” for nationalist discontent didn’t exist, Jobbik may very well be in power right now.