Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In the Netherlands, France and the U.K., right-wing parties faded down the stretch run of their campaigns and then further underperformed their polls on election day. (The latest example came on Sunday in the French legislative elections, when Marine Le Pen's National Front received only 13 percent of the vote and one to five seats1 in the French National Assembly.) The right-wing Alternative for Germany has also faded in polls of the German federal election, which will be contested in September.

The beneficiaries of the right-wing decline have variously been politicians on the left (such as Austria's Van der Bellen2), the center-left (such as France's Emmanuel Macron) and the center-right (such as Germany's Angela Merkel, whose Christian Democratic Union has rebounded in polls). But there's been another pattern in who gains or loses support: The warmer a candidate's relationship with Trump, the worse he or she has tended to do.

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Was the Brexit election hacked? Because I'm starting to think so.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-14 05:11 PM | Reply

"Trump's Stench", it is rhetoric like this that inspires people like James T. Hodgkinson to go on shooting rampages.

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-06-14 09:58 PM | Reply

One or two may follow the USA lead and wallow in their self-pity, but the vast majority lead by France and Germany seem to still be engaged in responsible voting.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-06-14 11:37 PM | Reply

Can anyone explain to me why Trump sold $12 billion of weapons to Qatar just days after accusing them of being one of the biggest funders of terrorism on the planet?

Can someone pleeeeeeeeease help me?!?!?!!

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-15 12:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He needed the money.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-15 02:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If they're going to kill each other, the US munitions manufacturers might as well profit from it by selling arms to both sides.

"So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people: greedy, barbarous, and cruel."

--T.E. Lawrence (attr)

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-06-15 08:48 AM | Reply

"Trump's Stench", it is rhetoric like this that inspires people like James T. Hodgkinson to go on shooting rampages"

In other news, that 13 year old kid down my street who fatally shot himself with this Marshmallow Shooter did so because of Ozzy lyrics.

#7 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-06-15 10:48 AM | Reply

"Can anyone explain to me why Trump sold $12 billion of weapons to Qatar..."

Because if he sold them to the far-left or far-right in this country, a Civil War might start HERE instead of THERE.

#8 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-06-15 10:49 AM | Reply

"Trump's Stench", it is rhetoric like this that inspires people like James T. Hodgkinson to go on shooting rampages.

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-06-14 09:58 PM

What rhetoric inspired you to endorse such a loser as Trump?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-15 10:54 AM | Reply

"Trump's Stench", it is rhetoric like this that inspires people like James T. Hodgkinson to go on shooting rampages"

So what? It's a free country, for both speech and guns? You got a problem with that?

Hillary has a sulfury reek exufing from her skin, if I recall Alex Jones correctly. Did that comment inspire people too?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-15 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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