After Dutch reject populism, will other Europeans follow?

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  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    March 17, 2017 8:04 p.m.

    It is only inevitable that folks finally reject failure and embrace sanity. It's interesting to me that some people in this Country, whether from Montana, Colorado or any other State can't see the writing on the wall.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 17, 2017 12:29 p.m.

    It's encouraging to see a vote for stability and sanity that cuts against the grain.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    March 17, 2017 9:50 a.m.

    Hold the phone. Rutte had a spat with the Turkish PM Erdogan and that gave him a spike in the voting. Still his party lost 3 seats and Wilder up 5 seats. Some Europeans are wising up.

  • Sportsfan123 Salt lake, UT
    March 17, 2017 9:24 a.m.

    @lou montanya

    You said " the U.S. was invaded by central america to support the degrading of the american worker by REPUBLICANS".

    Are you insinuating that the open door policy of the past administration to allow illegal immigration and create sanctuary cities which definitely had wattered down the number of americans getting jobs was caused by the Republicans?

    Do you realise conservatives want legal immigration, liberal democrats support illegal immigration.

    Is this a left wing, Saul Alinsky attempt to deflect blame of one of the countries problems on the republicans? Because you're not fooling anyone.

    Where do people in Montanya actually get their news?

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    March 16, 2017 4:20 p.m.

    Not too surprised the Dutch rejected their version of Trump. They are very easygoing people, and not as nationalistic as other European countries like France. France will be the real litmus test. If the French reject Le Pen--their version of Trump, then it will be status quo in Europe until the EU collapses from the growing weight of debtor countries. Germans and French will not fund their poor neighbors forever.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    March 16, 2017 3:34 p.m.

    @Jim Cobabe - what you are ignoring is the nationalist party never was that large, and in this election they lost seats, meaning their influence has decreased. What I like about the multiparty systems is it takes coalitions to govern, no one party can dominate - unlike what we have here where it is winner takes all. The simple fact is that the nationalist party lost voice, and its ability to impact future direction in NL has been reduced.

    No distortion by the press. They lost influence this election.

    "Not when you had a lawless inept Obama giving dreamers welfare, education, healthcare and free and open borders at the expense of tax paying Americans like Trump and myself!"

    You do realize Trump's companies employ more immigrant labor than most companies. In fact at some of his properties in Florida more than 80% of his employees are non-US. The rhetoric sounds good.... but its not really matched with reality.

  • banliberals SLC, UT
    March 16, 2017 1:46 p.m.

    its looney tunes to blame republicans with invasion of central American workers!

    Not when you had a lawless inept Obama giving dreamers welfare, education, healthcare and free and open borders at the expense of tax paying Americans like Trump and myself!

  • Jim Cobabe Provo, UT
    March 16, 2017 1:37 p.m.

    The distortion in news reports about the Netherlands election is that the majority vote for the incumbent VVD party barely constituted 20%. Proportional representation in Parliament means that the PVV contingent will not fade away.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 16, 2017 9:05 a.m.

    They are rejecting the invasion of their country and loss of their culture.

    The United States was invaded by central America to support the degrading of the American worker by REPUBLICANS.

    There is a difference between humanitarian and greed.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 16, 2017 8:41 a.m.

    No, the wave of the mean spirited candidates meaning elected ended here.