It's almost election day - deciphered

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, June 30, 2018, 13:09 (233 days ago) @ HolyMole

Rhe only equation that counts is not NAFTA; you are asking the wrong question.
The answer to the right question is...yes, If AMLO wins, Mexico beats Brazil on Monday and advances !

I have no idea what any of that means.

It means if the populist wins it will fortify the national soccer team and Mexico will advance to the quarterfinals.

Aaah, bread and circuses? Although some, (particularly in the U.S.) fear there won't be much bread...or tortillas....if AMLO wins. Or, put another way:

He is often not very mistakenly likened to a "leftist" version of The Chump, though I disagree with the leftist distinction. I'm a pretty fair leftist and I haven't heard hardly anything that I agree with come out of his mouth. His actions speak louder than his words. He is intolerant, anti-democratic and anti-institutions except when things go his way. I predict a great wave of disappointment will grip his followers during the next 6 years if he wins. And unfortunately he will play The Chump's game and the two will likely soon be trading childish insults. Oh boy. Can't hardly wait. :-o

Normally, if the U.S. opposed an AMLO presidency, that'd be enough for me to support him as "the enemy of my enemy....." But the intelligent U.S. media, (New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) have reservations. Some have suggested AMLO is Mexico's Bernie Sanders. If accurate, I'd say VIVA AMLO!

No, he's no Bernie. Bernie had good proposals with good sound plans that didn't threaten anyone's livelihood but rather enhanced the business and the social environments albeit investing heavily in health care (the key to productivity) and education (the key to prosperity). This guy just says what he thinks the audience wants to hear. At his rally here in Zihuatanejo he essentially promised free money to all the poor, free money to the NiNis (jóvenes que ni estudian ni trabajan), free money to all the single mothers (keep pumping out those babies and no abortions allowed, so why get married, right? daddy needs more cerveza!), free money to all the elderly (attaboy, sonny!) and more free free free everything with no plan to pay for any of it other than to take down the "mafia del poder" and cut the salaries and pensions of all the bigwig politicians and bureaucrats, and no incentive programs to improve oneself except free education like what we already have with too many tiny schools for which there will never be sufficient resources or teachers, except he wants to undo the recent Reforma Educativa which at least requires teachers to be certified, annually tests the teachers, doesn't pay them for not working and prohibits them from inheriting, passing on as inheritance, selling and buying teaching positions as had been the norm since the teachers' unions established such practices a few decades ago leading to generations of students with terrible educations. Nope, not Bernie at all.

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