Re: [NTLK] Fwd: [re the next NewtCon] all about Canada

From: Jon Glass <>
Date: Wed Sep 03 2008 - 07:42:18 EDT

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 11:03 AM, matthiasm <> wrote:

> There is little in common between the US meaning of conservative and
> how European countries implement conservative politics, just like the
> Democratic Party has very little in common with, for example, the
> Social Democrats in Germany. Our election systems are quite different
> as well, and distribution of power within the government is
> substentially different. A drift to ither conservative, democrats, or
> liberals here would not reflect a reaction to US politics or
> politicians.

True, but I didn't want to get into all those finer points. ;-) The
one point that mattered, and why I chose Sarkozy specifically, is his
(and others') pro-America/Bush attitude. That was the one point I was
making. If Europe were so strongly anti-America, I doubt people like
he or Merkel would have found themselves in power. Of course, there is
one exception to this trend--Poland, where the pro-America party
really fell out in the last election, but that probably had more to do
with the personalities involved than policy.

> Anyway, thanks for your opinion. I feel bad for starting this
> yestarday because this is not the place. I will end this discussion
> here on my part, trying to get back to more Newtonian subjects ;-)

No need to apologize. I don't think there are any upset feelings--at
least I haven't detected any.

But yes, it probably should end before it does degenerate to a slug
fest. :-) I promise to not say any more either. (and if somebody does
want to slug me--please feel free to do so--but off list. I can take
it--just don't know if anybody else wants to see it). :-)

 -Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
"I don't believe in philosophies. I believe in fundamentals." --Jack Nicklaus
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