/ Characterizing Poland's political parties
I don't think you understand the diagram
the problem is that the graph doesnt really take into account things such as PO having quite a few centre-left politicans who wouldnt go near the SLD
or PiS having some members who are far more in PO territory
it is insanely difficult to categorise polish politics due to the awkward positions of parties
even the SLD can be quite right wing in some economic areas
The way your describe RP, you make it sound like some sort of saviour to take Poland out of olden times and bring them in to the modern era as it should be. It frightens me that people can think in this way about that mish mash of weirdos, druggies and zip heads. Oh and a rich leader who likes to wave phalluses around.
the thing is
the more people like you say these things
the more people will vote RP
No, not exactly. I'm pointing out that he managed to find a huge gap in the political scene, a place in the spectrum not represented by any political party, mostly unrepresented in parliament, yet having supporters. Once a significant party popped up (Ruch Palikota), people sharing these values of personal and economical freedom, showed their support.
RP is something totally new in Poland
a party untainted with the past
a party that stands for here and now
and most of all
a party that stands for personal and economic freedom
it says it all that RP won seats in virtually every electoral district
including PiS heartlands
I can blame them all I want. Liberal druggy hipster sodomites who want to turn Poland into dung. Hang them.
an unemployed canadian
who has done nothing for poland
come back when youve done more than post right wing rubbish on polishforums
but apparently over 10% of Poles support it.
i think we all know that RP filled a gap in polish politics
a party that was willing to say what they thought
and not for pr reasons
i think its also notable that RP were the only party to stand up against bonuses for public officials in times of austerity
where was legend's beloved PiS?
they were getting rich off the back of poor people