Socialists say “buenas noches” in Spain

by editor on May 25, 2011

In case you’re not fluent in Spanish, please allow us to translate. Good night. The Spanish socialist party just got their asses handed to them in local and regional elections and might as well just say buenas noches.

The BBC explains the good old fashioned culo kicking:

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Spain's socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is looking a little punch drunk after the Spanish elections

With 91% of municipal votes counted, the centre-right Popular Party (PP) had almost a 10-percentage point lead, the interior ministry said.Voting took place amid mass protests against high unemployment and the government’s handling of the economy…

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero conceded his party had been resoundingly defeated but said he had no intention of calling early general elections.

He may be a socialist, but he’s not stupid. Call those elections now and he can take an early retirement.

He said three years of economic crisis had taken their toll.

“It destroyed thousands of jobs. It is a crisis that had profound effects on citizens’ morale. I know that many Spaniards suffer great hardship and fear for their futures,” he said.

“Today, without doubt, they expressed their discontent,” he added.

However, he vowed to pursue reforms to try to improve the economy until the end of his mandate. At this point, a general election must be held by March of next year.

Don’t make the mistake of viewing this as an isolated event. The Canadian Conservatives just won a landslide election. Australia’s ruling Labor party appears primed to be unceremoniously booted from office.

Let’s hope it’s an omen.

Source: BBC

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Homersdad
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Homersdad

He looks like he is just doing a Biden…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Randome-11
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Randome-11

I hope the irony is not lost on ya, a socialist governement loosing elections for actually reducing governement spendings! 😀

Randome-11
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Randome-11

LOL, the only sure way to save the eurozone from complete economical disaster is for its members to spend less than they earn and the Spaniards just said no to that.

For europe to rise from the post-modern gutter, the Plutocratic Union must fall.

Randome-11
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Randome-11

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/30/will-hutton-germany-euro-crisis

JSMillitant
So, in other words: the Eurosceptics were right – and even the Germans have admitted it! The Euro should not have expanded recklessly without making sure that the new economies it absorbed were rock-solid; it should not have forced a single exchange rate on extremely diverse economies.

In short, if Eurofanatics had not pressed us into “ever-closer-union”, the individual states of Europe would be far better placed to weather this storm.

Will we ever get an apology? I doubt it…

jukin
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jukin

Looks like Zapartero ain’t the guy to make socialism work either. Don’t worry, collectivists around the world will keep looking for that person no matter what misery and death it causes. Omelet, broken eggs.

hardwurkindaddy
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hardwurkindaddy

Isn’t that a photo of Mr. Bean?

cskokid
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cskokid

I thought the same thing as soon as I saw it.

perlcat
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Senor Frijol?

RockingHorseGuy
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Looks like he should have called in drunk.

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad

That’s exactly what I thought! So….is it …. or not?

Mr Bean I mean…

Sidekick
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Sidekick

Like the recent Canadian election, where the Socialists were creamed, this story will receive no MSM attention.

perlcat
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Yep, just doesn’t work with the narrative they’re trying desperately to sell to an increasingly incredulous public.