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The world continues to swing to the right:

Warpig
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Trump, Salvini, Akesson, Bolsonaro, the world continues to turn to the right....

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-far-right-candidate-bolsonaro-gains-women-voters-despite-sexist-remarks-idUSKCN1MD2KZ

Brazil far-right candidate gains women voters, despite sexist remarks

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Luzia Amaral took a long hard look at Brazil’s presidential candidates, and eventually settled on far-right Jair Bolsonaro, viewing him as the only option to prevent the return of the leftist Workers Party (PT) in this weekend’s vote.

Amaral is part of a growing number of women who opinion polls show have recently warmed to Bolsonaro, a divisive candidate whose comments belittling rape and defending the gender pay gap have long alienated many female voters.

If the trend continues, some of the women who previously balked at the former army captain could help propel him to the presidency, and possibly a first-round victory on Sunday, pollsters and analysts say.

That prospect cheers investors who fear a return of the PT’s state-run policies, but terrifies Bolsonaro’s critics, who say his views echo those of U.S. President Donald Trump or even hardline Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Amaral said she was not thrilled by Bolsonaro’s pledge to loosen gun laws and disliked his homophobic statements, but ultimately she was willing to overlook those if he was able to beat PT candidate Fernando Haddad.

“In truth, my vote is a protest vote,” said Amaral, a 64-year-old retired civil servant in downtown Rio de Janeiro. “Right now, among the current crop of candidates, none of them would be my choice to govern the country.”

After ruling Brazil for 13 of the last 15 years, the PT is blamed by many for a crippling recession, rising violence and voracious corruption.

An Ibope poll released on Wednesday night showed Bolsonaro with a strong first-round lead over second-placed Haddad.

That survey and others indicate that a run-off vote between the two, which would take place on Oct. 28 if nobody clinches a majority on Sunday, would be close.

The signs that Bolsonaro is gaining momentum led Brazil's stock index .BVSP up to a near five-month high and its currency BRBY to its strongest level in almost two months on Wednesday.

“(The polls are) bringing euphoria to the market ... which is already beginning to price in the possibility of a (Bolsonaro) victory in the first round,” said currency strategist Fernanda Consorte from bank Ourinvest.

RISING FEMALE SUPPORT

Bolsonaro’s support among women has risen some 6 percentage points in the last week alone, the polls suggest.

That is all the more surprising given it comes just days after his candidacy provoked the largest female-led street demonstrations Brazil has seen in decades.

Far from slowing Bolsonaro, a federal congressman who was hospitalized for much of September after being stabbed in an assassination attempt, the protests appear to have helped him, particularly among some women who viewed the young, progressive protesters as PT supporters.

Luzinete Silva, a 55-year-old lawyer in Rio who recently decided to vote for Bolsonaro, said the women who participated in the marches were “misinformed.”

“I don’t think those women are well-educated and they’re not looking at and reading (Bolsonaro’s) proposals and analyzing what’s going on in the whole country,” she said.

Nobody has won the presidency in Brazil in the first round since 1998.

But sudden last-minute waves of anti-PT sentiment have impacted recent local elections, such as Joao Doria’s landslide first-round victory over Haddad to become mayor of Sao Paulo in 2016.

    Bolsonaro’s chances of winning on Sunday would be boosted if there is high abstention, and if many voters cast blank or spoiled ballots, said Leonardo Barreto, head of Brasilia-based political consultancy Factual.

    “If the trends detected by Ibope and Datafolha this week continue with further growth for Bolsonaro, we could have a final wave of support for him,” said Barreto.

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Kurt Barlow
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Reuter's "Reporting absolutely choked full of editorial comments:

"despite sexist remarks"

"but terrifies Bolsonaro’s critics"

"whose comments belittling rape and defending the gender pay gap have long alienated many female voters"

"a divisive candidate"

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Reuters does not provide single actual example of any of the above in their article. They do not give us his quotes being "sexist" nor does it quote anyone actually saying they are "terrified" of their President being like Trump ('cause God forbid).

And aren't all political candidates "divisive"?  Only in Nazi Germany or communist countries like Russia, Cuba, or China are the "votes" much more then 50% for either candidate.

All of which is yet another reason why the left is losing.
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UK tuning back to Churchill & Thatcher....

"Young Activists Are Hungry for Red Meat Conservatism"

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/10/04/meet-soutiam-goodarzi-16-rejoice-conservatism-bright-future/
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Can't keep pissing on legs and insisting its raining.
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Or importing iron age barbarians whilst raising taxes.
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Or importing iron age barbarians whilst raising taxes.

Speaking of which....

"Mohamed most Popular For Newborn Boys in Belgium in 2017

French populist website Fdesouche looked deeper into the data and claimed that names originating from the Islamic world made up as many as 44 percent of male newborns in Brussels. Last month, naming data from England and Wales also showed Muhammed and the various spellings of the name to be the most popular name for newborn boys in 2017 for the sixth straight year.

In other countries like Austria, the name and its variations are also becoming more popular with a report released earlier this year showing “Muhammed” to be the third most popular male baby name in the alpine country."
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Similar stories for every other European country not named Hungary, who alone seems to have resisted the left's desire for cultural suicide.

I just wonder if this new found attraction to conservatism is a day late, and a Euro short.


https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/10/04/mohamed-most-popular-boys-name-belgium/
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Well, the only saving grace is that in general, Muslims suck at war.

If it comes down to shooting, expect a lot of dead Muslims.

Because the last time Europeans got pissed enough to shoot at people.....
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Kurt Barlow
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All that might be true, but it's clear that the "leadership" of these countries are the ones responsible for the suicide.

Meaning unless there is a rapid wholesale change at the top, there will simply be no army to stop anything.

Remember, we're talking about an all but totally unarmed populace.
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Well, that's the idea, isn't it?

Italy - Swinging right
Austria - Swinging right
Germany - Right growing, but not there yet
Sweden - Swinging right
Hungary - Already right
Poland - Already right
UK - Right growing, but not there yet

And admittedly, the population appears to be unarmed. But there sure do seem to be an awful lot of guns floating around Europe for a bunch of unarmed populaces, don't you think?
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Warpig wrote
But there sure do seem to be an awful lot of guns floating around Europe for a bunch of unarmed populaces, don't you think?

Not really.  I'm guessing Michigan alone has more privately owned firearms then all of Europe combined.
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Conservative just won Brazil:

"Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and crime that brought a dramatic swing to the right in the world's fourth-largest democracy.

With 94 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro had 56 percent of the votes in the run-off election against left-wing hopeful Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party (PT), who had 44 percent, according to the electoral authority TSE.

"We cannot continue flirting with communism ... We are going to change the destiny of Brazil," Bolsonaro said in an acceptance address in which he vowed to carry out his campaign promises to stamp out corruption after years of leftist rule."
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Good news for S America as a whole I reckon.

http://news.trust.org/item/20181028230046-ovczz
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Far-right.

Far-right.

Far-right.

Misogyny.

Literally Hitler.

The corruption and graft he campaigned against was overblown and no big deal.

https://youtu.be/BFMAKMQ66p0
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"We cannot continue flirting with communism ... We are going to change the destiny of Brazil," Bolsonaro said in an acceptance address in which he vowed to carry out his campaign promises to stamp out corruption after years of leftist rule."

http://news.trust.org/item/20181028230046-ovczz
Every time a Commie dies, an Angel gets its wingg!


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Brazil elected far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, and the markets love it
https://qz.com/1441430/jair-bolsonaros-election-in-brazil-is-pushing-markets-higher/


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Meet Brazil's new Secretary of Defense.

Enemies of Brazil....beware.
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He'll shock you....

And bite your head off.
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