From the Department of Sure, Why Not?
The leader of the Austrian far-right Freedom Party has signed what he called a cooperation agreement with Russia’s ruling party and recently met with Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the designated national security adviser to President-elect Donald J. Trump of the United States.
And what is this Freedom Party all about? First of all, it was “founded in the 1950s by ex-Nazis.” (Normally, one could stop right there, but ...). And what would have been the governing philosophy of this party had they managed to win its recent election?
The Freedom Party presidential candidate, Norbert Hofer, had indicated he might use a little-noticed power of the president to dismiss the federal government, or at least some ministers, a move most observers forecast would precipitate new national elections.
Rather like North Carolina on steroids, eh? Anything else?
Aside from sowing domestic ferment in Austria, a Freedom Party-led government would press to lift the sanctions imposed on Moscow for its 2014 seizure of Crimea and meddling in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
Something Trump’s nominee for secretary of state—and Vladimir Putin—support completely.
And just for fun:
The Freedom Party is also anti-migrant …
So all and all, except for the ex-Nazi part, the Freedom Party is today’s Republican Party. #MAGA