In yet another sign of a global political shift, the right-wing populist Party for Freedom in the Netherlands is projected to win a large plurality. According to exit polling, the PVV will pick up at least 35 seats while the current ruling coalition will combine for 37 losses while only winning 41 seats total. That makes Geert Wilders, the founder of the Party for Freedom, the big winner.
Of course, this has the Left screaming hair-on-fire stuff:
The Netherlands will join an increasingly long list of West European countries (CH, FR, IT, SE) where the radical right has overtaken the mainstream right has the main party of the right.
Never mind that their definition of “radical right” would, in U.S. terms, make Wilders’s party more like centrist Democrats (anyone remember them?) Over Here. (For those unfamiliar with the terminology: that would be Switzerland, France, Italy and Sweden [!] who have recently moved to the “right”.)
Anyway, getting back to the Dutchies:
“It’s been enough now. The Netherlands can’t take it anymore. We have to think about our own people first now. Borders closed. Zero asylum seekers,” Wilders said in a television debate on the eve of the election.
Sounds kinda like Trump, doesn’t it? Let’s hope that Wilders, unlike Trump, actually starts to do something about the situation once he’s sworn in.
Expect the lawyers to start sharpening their quills so as to try to stop in the courts any commonsense policy he implements — just like our leftist assholes do Over Here.
Let the mass deportations begin… and once again, not a moment too soon.