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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Italians are voting in an election that is forecast to deliver the country's most radical rightwing government since the end of the second world war ...

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But will she make the trains run on time?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-25 07:16 PM | Reply

"Ambiguity is the key to understanding Meloni," Diletti said. "She's really interested in compromising with the EU on economic politics. But if the EU pushes her too much on the Italian government, she can always revert back to her safe zone as being a populist rightwing leader. She will do what she needs to do to stay in power."

Wonderful. Another one.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-25 07:21 PM | Reply

Did Putin have a hand in this?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-25 07:24 PM | Reply

TOR-Or trump?

#4 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-09-25 08:59 PM | Reply

That moron can't even sort his pile of Newsweeks.

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-26 01:09 AM | Reply

What could possibly go wrong?

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-26 07:40 AM | Reply

What could possibly go wrong?

#6 | POSTED BY NIXON

Everything, of course.

The Far Right Wing is interested in the Far Right Wing. Further, fascists find it absolutely impossible to leave other people alone.

Look at our own fascists.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-26 08:06 AM | Reply

She's really interested in compromising with the EU on economic politics.

Who wouldn't want to fight Hitlers plans? Knowingly or not those who support and defend the European Union are supporting the Nazi legacy.

This is a well known fact, only a Nazi would say otherwise.

#8 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-09-26 09:04 AM | Reply

Knowingly or not those who support and defend the European Union are supporting the Nazi legacy.

#8 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

That's right, honey. Everyone but you is submerged by the unconscious.

I hope Putin dies soon and you have to find different work.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-26 09:16 AM | Reply

Fascism has a stronghold in Italy again. Meloni's even insisted on using the emblem from Mussolini and his MSI fascist party. Fratelli d'Italia's Burning (tricolor) Flame. She's a fan of Orban, LePen, Trump, and Putin. Any authoritarian is good with her. She is dangerous and not to be underestimated.

She's also done one thing for the American right: She's given them a blueprint for increasing acceptability of fascism (as if they didn't need an invitation already). Best short, concise analysis I've read on her and what's going on is this: www.politico.com

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-26 09:31 AM | Reply

Its not fascism, its authoritarian democracy.

#11 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2022-09-26 09:38 AM | Reply

That's a great term. That can be used whenever some numbskull says "The US is not a democracy!"

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-26 09:40 AM | Reply

Terms scherms..
Fact is, Italians want the pendulum in the middle.
Keep it in the middle and we might see the lessening of far right and far left.

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-09-26 10:32 AM | Reply

Historic win for all womyn world-wide!!!

#14 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-26 11:23 AM | Reply

Only would a fascist call what's going on in Italy "the middle."

Phascist Phester.

(already knew that about Mao)

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-26 11:45 AM | Reply

She's not a neo-Marxist therefore she's a fascist according to the left.

#16 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-26 12:23 PM | Reply

Of course, the criticisms are all vague and full of scary words.

#17 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-26 12:23 PM | Reply

She's not a neo-Marxist therefore she's a fascist according to the left.
#16 | POSTED BY BELLDINGER

You wouldn't be able to identify fascism if it was staring back at you in the mirror.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-09-26 12:33 PM | Reply

Another country that is getting over the socialist left's damaged mindset.

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-09-26 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This chick is actually pretty badass. I just listened to her speech.....she threw in a little Chesterton quote:

We shall soon be in a world in which a man may be howled down for saying that two and two make four, in which people will persecute the heresy of calling a triangle a three-sided figure, and hang a man for maddening a mob with the news that grass is green.

She notes we have arrived to this point. She's not wrong, either.

#20 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-26 12:36 PM | Reply

I'm sure she makes you drip, Mao.

#21 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-26 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yav,

You really need to wash the sand out of your mangina. You are totally off the rails today.

#22 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-26 12:53 PM | Reply

-You wouldn't be able to identify fascism if it was staring back at you in the mirror.

It's a good thing we have a ------- of experts on what's fascism here on the DR.

And they're able to diagnose it in Italy, to boot! pun non-intended.

#23 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-26 12:54 PM | Reply

You really need to wash the sand out of your mangina

He is quite the bitchy Sagittarius today.

#24 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-26 12:57 PM | Reply

Deny is all you two got, but the facts are what they are.
You two are in love with a blond Italian fascist bitch - and can't wait to be dominated by her.
Got leash?
Yes Mistress, please!

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-26 01:27 PM | Reply

Everybody I Don't Like is a 'Fascist'

The Homosexual Boomer's Guide to Online Political Discourse

Random House Publishing

#26 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-26 01:30 PM | Reply

"I never met a boot I didn't want on my neck."

- MAONKEY_POX

#27 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-09-26 01:37 PM | Reply

"can't wait to be dominated by her.
Got leash?
Yes Mistress, please!
#25 | POSTED BY YAV"

I likes the way yuo think!

#28 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-09-26 01:39 PM | Reply

Now that a hollow victory lap thread if there ever was one
Glad handing all the way to Italy, and with all the usual know-it-alls all chiming in

Keep in mind it's the very same gaggle of cretins who proclaimed so vividly that the affordable care act would destroy private insurance, that laffer would work, and brixit was going to be a smashing success

Haha

#29 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-09-26 09:04 PM | Reply

Keep in mind it's the very same gaggle of cretins who proclaimed so vividly that the affordable care act would destroy private insurance

Dude it kinda has...
blogs-images.forbes.com

I keep saying we need NationalHealthcare but Democrats keep lining the Healthcare System with more and more of our money.

#CanadaIsTheWay.

#30 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-09-26 11:06 PM | Reply

I can't stand seeing this ebb and flow of politics over and over again. Every time a party becomes too extreme, the other party starts getting favor. Then they go too extreme and it goes back the other way. Nobody can stay balanced anymore until they lose and then move towards center to garner votes again. And on and on and on.

#31 | Posted by humtake at 2022-09-27 11:21 AM | Reply

She's not a neo-Marxist therefore she's a fascist according to the left.

#16 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

"Mussolini was a good politician, in that everything he did, he did for Italy." - Giorgia Meloni

#32 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2022-09-27 12:41 PM | Reply

She's a rockstar. Major statement about the future of world politics.

#33 | Posted by fishpaw at 2022-09-27 02:43 PM | Reply

You are all about the cult of personality, aren't you? Doesn't matter how fascist and wretched the person is - as long as you like them. And you liking them has nothing to do with how evil they are.

#34 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:00 PM | Reply

And you liking them has nothing to do with how evil they are.

He just saw "far-right" in the headline and was all in. He has no idea who or what she is.

#35 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-27 03:09 PM | Reply

#34. Her policy planks are boilerplate conservative from what I've seen. It sure where you get "evil" from that, but whatever. The late Charles Krathammer used to say, "We think they are wrong. They think we are evil." And this comment was pre- Trump where that assessment has grown.

#36 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-27 03:12 PM | Reply

Wow. You sure did your research, didn't you! /s

#37 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:16 PM | Reply

#37. NRO listed her policy planks. Nothing jumped out at me. Has it ever occurred to you that maybe you are an extreme leftist? Your stance on abortion is outside of about 70+% of your fellow Americans, for example.

#38 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-27 03:24 PM | Reply

Her policy planks are boilerplate conservative from what I've seen.

#36 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

She leads an explicitly fascist, literally Mussolini-style fascist, political Party.

As far as looking conservative....Fascists lie. It's who they are. They could help themselves but decide not to.

#39 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-27 03:28 PM | Reply

I'm sure NRO is all about supporting her. I'm sure her planks are just wonderful to right-wingers that have moved so far right they think Trump won the election, that January 6th was a holiday with tourists, and Putin's a great leader.

"Meloni, a self-styled 'Christian mother' who campaigned under the slogan "God, Family and Fatherland", has railed against gay lobbies, woke ideology and the alleged replacement of white Christians in Europe, said she will set up a naval blockade against migrants, and that she will give women wanting an abortion an alternative." - She sounds like an Italian DeSantis (which, by the way, is Italian).

As I said "Meloni's even insisted on using the emblem from Mussolini and his MSI fascist party. Fratelli d'Italia's Burning (tricolor) Flame. She's a fan of Orban, LePen, Trump, and Putin. Any authoritarian is good with her. She is dangerous and not to be underestimated."

Let's have some fun. What do you think of Orban? Of LePen? Center-right? Right? Far right? - oh hell, Center left? Left?

Was Mussolini a good leader, or a great leader?

#40 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:30 PM | Reply

She's (the fascist) a rockstar.

#33 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

The last time someone like her was in power in Italy, the populace decided to change sides in the middle of a World War and hunt that someone like her down like a dog.

Fascism brings destruction. Your people bring destruction. You could help yourselves but decide not to.

#41 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-27 03:31 PM | Reply

Meloni, a self-styled 'Christian mother' who campaigned under the slogan "God, Family and Fatherland", has railed against gay lobbies, woke ideology and the alleged replacement of white Christians in Europe, said she will set up a naval blockade against migrants, and that she will give women wanting an abortion an alternative."

Oh, the Horror. LOL

You stupid ----- really don't have a clue how completely out of touch with reality you truly are, do you?

#42 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-27 03:33 PM | Reply

" I'm sure her planks are just wonderful to right-wingers that have moved so far right they think Trump won the election, that January 6th was a holiday with tourists, and Putin's a great leader."

You lost me right there. That is some epic grade BS. Like I said, maybe look in the mirror. You are part of a huge minority that believes abortion should be legal, with no restrictions, right up to the moment of crowning. More than 70% in this country are opposed to that degree of extremism on that issue.

#43 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-27 03:36 PM | Reply

First they replace Ariel with a black mermaid.

Now they replace Mussolini with a woman?

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-27 03:39 PM | Reply

You stupid ----- really don't have a clue how completely out of touch with reality you truly are, do you?
#42 | POSTED BY MAO_CONTENT

^
Remind us, who won in 2020? And by how many votes?

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-27 03:40 PM | Reply

Aw. Can't dispute, can only put words in my mouth so you can argue?
Even Mao had to come to your rescue.
That says it all.

#46 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:41 PM | Reply

#46 for #43 - if it wasn't obvious.

#47 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:42 PM | Reply

Has she promised to withdraw Italy from NATO yet? Maybe rekindle the Warsaw Pact with Hungary?

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-27 03:42 PM | Reply

#48 - OUCH!
That's some serious truth!

#49 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-27 03:43 PM | Reply

How did it turn out for the last fascist turd who led Italy?

foreignpolicy.com

#50 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-27 03:56 PM | Reply

#46. Dispute what? A bunch of BS rhetoric?

Having different political views from you doesn't make a person evil.

#51 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-28 12:37 PM | Reply

"Having different political views from you doesn't make a person evil."

^
It really depends on the view, JeffJ.

If you think women shouldn't be allowed to have an abortion, you're an evil person.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-28 12:37 PM | Reply

Having different political views from you doesn't make a person evil.

#51 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Fascists are evil.

Sorry, but they proved that a long time ago.

#53 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-28 12:45 PM | Reply

#52. So you are saying roughly 35% of Americans because they oppose slaughtering the unborn. You are proving my point.

#54 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-09-28 01:08 PM | Reply

Having different political views from you doesn't make a person evil.

#51 | Posted by BellRinger

No but supporting trump makes you an evil person. Or at least a person so stupid that you're blind to what evil looks like.

#55 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-28 01:17 PM | Reply

"#52. So you are saying roughly 35% of Americans because they oppose slaughtering the unborn"

^
What's wrong with the notion that evil is just as prevalent as good in this world?

Was slavery evil? Did roughly 35% of Americans support slavery (conservative estimate)?

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-28 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Conservatively more than a quarter of Americans are right-wing authoritarians (RWAs). Another 14% express support for RWA and see it as a positive.

#57 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-28 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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