Monday, August 31, 2009

Quite an amazing victory

Talk about taking down an ideologically bankrupt party.

Japan's opposition swept to a historic victory in elections Sunday, crushing the ruling conservative party that has run the country for most of the postwar era and assuming the daunting task of pulling the economy out of its worst slump since World War II...

Fed up with the LDP, voters turned overwhelmingly to the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, which ran a populist-leaning platform with plans for cash handouts to families with children and expanding the social safety net.

Oh dear, but Japan already has universal health care (even the conservatives approve of it). I guess that just leaves socialism.

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