The Portuguese elect morons, too

I sometimes get a little too embroiled in the towering idiocy of US politics, and forget that other countries have their own idiots, incompetents and outright crooks as well.

Portugal just elected its president on Sunday, or perhaps I should say re-elected, since incumbent President Cavaco Silva won. Among many in Portugal, the expectation of this outcome was grounds for dismay and a lot of black humor. The latter is on display in this tweet:


It says, “The Portuguese who fled from Tunisia are going to want to return immediately once Cavaco wins the elections.”

My wife had a great laugh over this. As for me, I felt a rather unexpected sense of inclusion. It’s nice to be reminded that we Americans aren’t the only ones who re-elect bad leaders.

Speaking of which, it’s time to read about the latest scandal in the Berlusconi government…


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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9 Responses to The Portuguese elect morons, too

  1. The only good thing about not being able to understnad Portuguese is that you can’t be wound up by the the politics. Someone said he was re elected by apathy…

  2. Filipa says:

    That tweet has actually a gross spelling mistake,it should say “fugiram”, not “fujiram”. Sorry, it just hurt my eyes…

  3. Inge says:

    I have no idea what is wrong with this president. But politics is probably the last career-option, where you don’t need to know anything. A truck-driver: license to drive, a plumber: technical education, a nurse: medical schooling,.. a politician… uh..

  4. Helder Carvalho says:

    I don’t like Cavaco Silva, i think he is a small minded and provincional politician, but if he was an american politician he would be a democrat, most democrats in the US are equal to the centre-right politicians in Europe, the real left is almost silenced in the US, people like Noam Chomsky have almost no national profile, they are given a voice in talk shows like Real Time with Bill Maher, which happens to be my favourite american TV Talk Show.

    • oregon expat says:

      It’s true that most Americans believe there is a right and a left in the US. But they’re very wrong about that — what they really have is a right, and an extreme right.

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