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    Wilders party is the dark blue PPV, up 5 seats or 33%

    Rutte's party is the light blue VVD, down 7 seats or 18%


    a few more "wins" like this and Rutte will be packing his bags


    the big losers are the Labor Party, the PvdA

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    i believe that to form a viable coalition government in this sort of situation, rutte will have to bargain with enough of his colleagues to form a majority

    with 150 seats, Rutte will be hard pressed to form a coalition (of 76) that does not include Geert


    especially considering that analysts are attributing the huge loss by the labor party as being due to their constituents dissatisfaction with their having just participated in a coalition government with Rutte

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    btw, heeeeeeere's Geert!



    Somebody has to be making a bobblehead doll of that
    If the Nazis of the 21st century have a distinctive look, it's spray-tanned and goofy-haired.

    Geert was Trump before Trump was Trump, at least in terms of his attitude toward Muslims. Of course, I'm hoping his failure to win is an early sign of the tide turning, but it's really impossible to say. The French election will give a better sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    If the Nazis of the 21st century have a distinctive look, it's spray-tanned and goofy-haired.

    Geert was Trump before Trump was Trump, at least in terms of his attitude toward Muslims. Of course, I'm hoping his failure to win is an early sign of the tide turning, but it's really impossible to say. The French election will give a better sign.
    What about geert or Trump defines them as a nazi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClimateSanity View Post
    What about geert or Trump defines them as a nazi?
    If I were to name just one thing, their irrational and baseless scapegoating of vulnerable groups to appeal tot he masses.
    Global warming denialists are like gravity denialists piloting a helicopter, determined to prove a point. We may not have time to actually persuade them of their mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    If I were to name just one thing, their irrational and baseless scapegoating of vulnerable groups to appeal tot he masses.
    But it is neither irrational nor baseless. I would not characterize it as scapegoating either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    If the Nazis of the 21st century have a distinctive look, it's spray-tanned and goofy-haired.

    Geert was Trump before Trump was Trump, at least in terms of his attitude toward Muslims. Of course, I'm hoping his failure to win is an early sign of the tide turning, but it's really impossible to say. The French election will give a better sign.


    taking the media at their word for this, but the analysts are saying the only reason Rutte held on was because he moved further right, closer to Wilder


    the mood in the country (holland) appears to one of being fed up with an inability to deal with the problems of immigrants and islam

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    The Netherlands has re-established my faith in democracy - at least their constitution doesn't reward Geert Wilder with leadership of the country despite receiving 3 million fewer votes!



    Is there any truth to the rumor that "Geert Wilder" is "Gene Wilder" reincarnated?
    Last edited by jgarden; March 16th, 2017 at 09:05 PM.

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    no


    no there isn't

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    AMSTERDAM ó The Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders acknowledged Thursday that voters denied him a chance to rule his nation. But to many Dutch Muslims, his victory was secured long before his nationís nail-biter election.

    The reelected Dutch prime minister told immigrants to fit in or get out. A likely coalition partner wants to impose restrictions on refugees. A nation once known for its laid-back tolerance is now focused on its divisions. And while European leaders breathed a sigh of relief that a raucous populist had been beaten back ahead of elections this year in France and Germany, many Muslims say that Wildersís raw racism is still ascendant.

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    Rutte began the difficult work Thursday of forming a governing coalition, a process that is expected to take weeks or even months. Dutch citizens spread their votes across a wide spectrum of parties, electing 13 of them to parliament. Rutte will have to persuade at least three other parties to join his side, coming to office with a weak coalition whose main unifying principle is that it is anti-Wilders. That could be a long-term benefit to the right-wing firebrand if he can convince his voters that mainstream politicians are unjustly shutting their voices out of government.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.51bda5246577

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    If I were to name just one thing, their irrational and baseless scapegoating of vulnerable groups to appeal tot he masses.
    "vulnerable group"


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