Friday, November 26, 2010

United Kingdom Member of European Union Parliament Excoriates Their Corruption

United Kingdom Independence Party Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage pulls absolutely no punches when excoriating the corruption and incompetence of the European Union.

Mr. Farage is absolutely correct in his assessment, and I find it ironic that as many European countries are now beginning to see the dire consequences of their practices of socialism and one world governance, they are now starting to make changes to correct these problems, all the while the progressives in America rush to emulate what is obviously and absolutely not working in Europe. And they consider themselves the "enlightened ones".


S.W. Anderson said...

Paine, I realize you disdain George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, congressional Republicans and their reign of error now, what with their horrendous record that left Republicans pariahs in the opinion of most Americans. Bush & Co.'s unnecessary war, outrageous deficits, incompetent disaster response, wrecked economy, Wall Street bailout, rampant corruption, souring of foreign relations around the world, breaking of U.S. and international law, treaty agreements, and violating the Constitution, left a bad taste in the mouth of most Americans.

But Paine, I know in my heart that in 2000 and through most of this decade you enthusiastically supported Bush, Cheney and congressional Republicans while they were racking up their horrendous record.

That leads me to wonder how you or anyone on the political right of this country, with a record like what I outlined above, has any business making harsh judgments about Europe, the EU or the various governments involved. I think polite, respectful silence would be more appropriate.

T. Paine said...

Anderson, respectfully, I suspect your crystal ball is broken if it told you that I was an "enthusiastic supporter" of Bush. I voted for Alan Keyes in the first GOP primary that Bush won because I could see that he was NOT the best conservative candidate by far.

Yes I voted for Bush both times in the general elections, but that was because the alternatives were far far far worse in Gore and then Kerry.

I share many of the same dislikes of the Bush presidency that you mentioned in your littany above.

I think he was a very poor president domestically because he governed like a Democrat. He spent money we didn't have on programs that were not Constitutional and often not needed. Obama has done nothing but ratchet up these things.

One of the few areas I did agree with Bush was in most of his foreign policy decisions and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Otherwise, Bush could have easily have passed for an old school Democrat.

As for the EU, they are reaping the whirlwind that they have sown with their foolishness and I stand on firm and consistent ground in criticizing their foolishness just as I have done with our own, even and especially during the Bush administration, sir.

free0352 said...

Why can't Paine make a harsh judgement about Europe because your party ran Al Gore - a lying arrogant snob, and John Kerry - an incompetent, lying, disloyal, kept man whose only talent was his inability to demonstrate integrity?

Your party provided no viable alternative. That's why America rejected those candidates in favor of George Bush and probably why Paine did as well. As for Bush, as bad as he was I'd still support him over John Kerry (I voted Libertarian however in 2000) again to this day. He was and remains the superior choice given the circumstances.

As for Anderson's post, it was an incredible attempt at elitism that totally falls flat. You likely supported Carter and Al Gore- not to mention supported Nanci Pelosi. How's that for character judgement?

Nuff' said there.