Re: Anti-immigrant politician is descended from illegal immigrants
- A Tory! Isn't the Conservative Party conservative enough for these
people? I thought the article was referring to the Congressman from
Kansas/Missouri who got on the Daily Show speaking against immigrants
not too long ago.
When I look at British politics and their 3-party system, I so wish
that we had something equivalent to the Liberal Democrats here in the
US. Tony Blair successfully positioned his party to be the party in
the middle. So did Bill Clinton in the 90's thanks to Ross Perot.
To save the country, this 3rd party left-wing or populist guy must
show up again very soon. Too bad that this new Perot hasn't shown up
in the last two elections. We got Ralph Nader instead. He did too
little to help the Greens become the American Liberal Democrats, and
too much to cost the Gore victory.
It's always been these 3rd party guys who change the direction of the
country in the critical elections... (at least in 1912, 1948, 1968,
1980, 1992, and 2000 since a century ago) for better or for worse.