RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR SPANISH CONSERVATIVES.
"This Sunday, November 20, the Spanish Conservative Party (PP) was the resounding victor in Spain's parliamentary elections. This much was clear after counting 75% of the votes. The PP claimed victory.
Mariano Rajoy's People's Party beat PM José Luis Zapatero's Socialist Party with utmost ease and can count on an absolute majority in Parliament.
After counting 75 per cent of the votes the PP could sign up 187 seats in the 350-seat Spanish House of Commons, the biggest score the party ever obtained. The socialists won 109 seats and have admitted their defeat.
The continuing high unemployment in Spain and the gloomy economic forecast in the country led many Spaniards in the voting booths to end Zapatero's premiership, which lasted almost eight years.
Rajoy and his PP now face the difficult task to turn around the Spanish economy and at the same time decrease the budget deficit by enhancing taxes and force through austerity measures."
Now, why are Spaniards MORONS then, you ask me?
Well, we have been there before.
Yes we have.
Many, many times on this blog we have pointed out the foolishness of the Spaniards to opt for Zapatero and his leftist loons when they had had such a terrific premiership in the person of the brave conservative Aznar, who amongst others slashed unemployment by 50%.
Six years ago, on this blog, I blasted the Spaniards for opting for a fucking communist and for giving in to muslim terrorists, in the wake of the Atocha bombings. Apparently, it took them 7 years to come to the same conclusion as I did back in 2004.
But that's not all. That lofty, competent gentleman Aznar had himself cleaned up the mess of an earlier generation of socialists under Felipe Gonzalez. And in 1982 it was for Gonzalez that the Spaniards chose after the center-right Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, once a technocrat in generalissimo Franco's government - which was responsible for the first 'Spanish Miracle' (Milagro Espanol). In fact, we see a pattern here and actually one that is repeating itself all across the globe. Leftist governments screw things up. When the screwing up has gotten so bad that the voters have had enough, they elect rightwingers again. The rightwingers may clean their predecessors' mess up, and get things back to normal. Then they are rewarded for that by the voters promptly electing leftist smoothtalkers again. These ones then right away set to work to obliterate the good results of the Right, after which the whole cycle can repeat itself.
There really isn't that much difference between the transitions a.) the UK's Attlee/Churchill, b.) Australia's Keating/Howard, c.) Canada's Martin/Harper, the US's Carter/Reagan or Spain's Gonzalez/Aznar. Or now Zapatero/Rajoy.
So, even if I'm pleased with yet another victory for the Right, it is also with a profound sense of déjà vu that I regard Spain's most recent whim. Rajoy inherits an unemployment of more than 20%, which is exactly what Aznar inherited from Gonzalez. Aznar brought it back to 10%. Personally, I don't think Rajoy is of the same caliber as Aznar - he's some kind of euro RINO - but still he should be able to get Spain back on track. Somewhat.
But what will be his reward four, or maybe eight years hence?
No, Spaniards are morons.