Sunday, December 16, 2012


Lower House Election in Japan.

After all the troubles, and the additional disappointment of November in the USA, finally there is a clear victory for those of us with at least some amount of sense.

A big win, too:

The Liberal Democratic Party took 294 seats of the 480 out there.

Their "allies" New Komeito took another 31.

Two minor parties that might actually be allies of the LDP, Your Party and Japan Restoration Party, took 18 and 54 seats respectively.

Oh, and the Democrats? The ones that had 230 seats (+ a handful of useful idiots minor party supporters)? They got 57 seats... fifty seven.

Now if we can overturn that damnable Consumption Tax Increase, get some real tax reform here, and get back to spending government money primarily on the things government is supposed to do...

So yeah, we've got a chance here. Sorry Yanks, you had yours... but we'll see about trying to help once we've got our problems under control here.


Marie said...

Ah, yes, sense, something sorely lacking here. How I envy you. Now hopefully something good will get done in your neck of the woods without too much obstructionism.

Mr. Bill said...

Sorry Yanks, you had yours...

I think if the GOP was the same party as it was when you left the country, things would be different. However, the Right has shifted WAY right, and the Left has shifted to the right as well. So much so that recently, I found myself broadly siding with Mr. Ruggels an estate tax issue. Scary days.

L.Douglas Garrett said...

Great to see you both here, my friends.


We'll do our best, but do remember that the American 'joke' about there being an Evil Party and a Stupid Party is pretty much true here... and it may take some serious further effort to keep the Stupid to managable levels.

@Mr. Bill

re: different ~ yes, well. More to that point, though.

re: your shifting ~ You, sir, are simply on your way to fulfilling your destiny of being a Conservative in the classic sense. Bravo. Since you've already got the Libertarian streak in place, you're good to go. Preach it, brother.