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  •  Probably one of those technicalities (7+ / 0-)

    that gets lost in both language translation as well as not having readily similar entities/analogies over here.

    Republicans HATE America. Deal with it. / It's the PLUTONOMY, Stupid!

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 08:30:15 AM PDT

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    •  See my other comment (1+ / 0-)
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      It is a "legitimate", right-wing/reactionalry opposition party, similar to the Tea Party but apperently not far-right enough for Breivik as he quit and criticized them for being toothless.

      I'm not sure if a majority or Tea Baggers would identifiy with Tim Macvie anlthough no doubt some of the more looney would, but I'd consider Breivik to be kind of a sociopath based on his lawyer's statement and doubt he will get much sympathy from the mainstream of the Progress Party since it will turn up the heat on them.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 10:18:38 AM PDT

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    •  not a technicality, a "cordon sanitaire" (3+ / 0-)

      There's an unwritten rule in Europe not to form coalitions with far-right political parties.  No matter how many votes they get or how many seats they get in parliament, no other party will enter into a coalition with them to form a majority of seats and therefore gain the right to establish itself as the executive (there's no such thing as "divided government" in a parliamentary system).  Europeans will embrace a muddled and ineffective "grand coalition" government of moderate right and moderate left parties, along with a slew of small often single-issue parties, or even a solidly right-of-center coalition before they'll let the fascists back into power.

      Expecting better is NOT "white privilege"

      by Visceral on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 11:12:47 AM PDT

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