Making fascism great again?— Raw Story (@RawStory) September 27, 2022
Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene among US Republicans celebrating fascist victory in Italy https://t.co/xJzVKWwPOk
If exit polls are right, then conservatives will come to power in Italy, just weeks after conservatives in Sweden won. This can be a trend: conservatives everywhere need to define the choice as what it is—US vs THEM, everyday people vs globalist elites, who’ve shown they hate us.— Kevin Roberts (@KevinRobertsTX) September 25, 2022
This article basically acknowledges that she is a neo-fascist and then is like, cool https://t.co/y74jOfOHbL— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) September 27, 2022
We would once have read about the Italian elections, shaken our heads, and lamented Italy’s tendency to succumb to demagoguery and authoritarianism. But we who elected Trump and may do so again have no standing to look down on our Italian friends. We are all in the same boat.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 25, 2022
No doubt he’d have been similarly celebrating “conservatives” coming to power in Germany in 1933. https://t.co/58QgKvWTch— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 26, 2022
If Giorgia Meloni had won this election 15 years ago or 10 years ago or 5 years ago, then I would have been happy with the result and would have said it was based.
Today, Tucker Carlson is cheering on Meloni’s victory and holding it up as a mirror to the GOP and its vapid “Commitment to America” platform. Charlie Kirk is cheering on Meloni’s victory. Ted Cruz is calling her fantastic on Twitter. Tom Cotton is looking forward to working with her. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are praising Meloni. The president of the Heritage Foundation is praising Meloni. She gives speeches at CPAC alongside Marine Le Pen’s niece and Viktor Orbán.
What happened to these people? What changed over the last three years? The reaction to Meloni’s victory in Italy and the Sweden Democrats becoming the second largest party in Sweden has been overwhelmingly positive on the American Right. It is like some great burden has been lifted and fewer people are looking over their shoulder. European nationalists are being embraced now.