Posted by: john frum ||
Here are a couple of quotes about this from my favorite Foreign blog http://www.eureferendum.com/....(note Galloway is in no way supported here for his left-wing lunacy)
The difference here, from many other contests, is that by some mysterious and unknown chemistry, Galloway came over as a winner. People actually believed he could win and, in believing he could, made it so. And that is how perilously thin stand the political classes in this country. They win elections -- on tiny fractions of the popular vote, out of habit -- because that is the way of things.
But then along comes a maverick, a man who says it ain't so, and they believe him. And that much tells us all about the state of this country and the media.
While the prattlers focus on their London-centric soap opera, the bubbling, seething resentment out in the real world catches them by surprise.
Finally.... the vote tends to be less a positive endorsement of any clear-eyed political agenda than simply a 'screw you' to the three big parties which once claimed to represent the political spectrum".
So the question is "Can something like this happen here? Is the population getting to the point of no return with the political class?"
I think you folks are missing the main point. Try reading the whole post.
Forget that it's Galloway. This is a revolt against the entire political class where there's no difference among Tories, Labor or Lib Dems cause they are all beholden to the EU and the banking class. People are fed-up and this was about the only way to show it, by voting for the most outrageous entry. Could they have voted BNP or UKIP? Probably, but, GG captured the imagination. I think that he was elected, largely, by the same spasm that got Obama elected and Scott Brown.
I think that there is a great reservoir of dislike for the political class that the MSM refuses to report on even if they could identify it. They can't and won't cause the MSM is part of the political class. We'll see if a real charismatic maverick appears. If so I think things could get very interesting.