From our Dutch correspondent H. Numan:
They can throw as much [excrement] on Geert Wilders as they like; he will still smell of roses.
I think politics moves in waves. We have had a progressive wave, and that is over the crest now. The Tea Party is getting stronger in the USA; in the EU Liberty parties are sprouting.
The Left is out, has-been, old hat. If you are young and hip, you are conservative.