The pro-business party wins by a landslide in India’s national elections

posted at 11:31 am on May 17, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

In an outright rejection of the corruption, incompetence, inefficiency, dynastic politics, and welfare-state promises of the now formerly ruling Congress Party, Indians turned out in record numbers over the past five weeks to vote in parliamentary elections that propelled the pro-business Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister-Elect Narendra Modi to not merely the expected victory, but a total landslide. India has been struggling beneath an economic crisis of high inflation and too little job growth to keep up with the booming population, while Modi has been the governor of the relatively prosperous and growth-oriented Gujarat state for over a decade (Texas is a very rough but probably the closest U.S. comparison we could use) — and Indians are ready to embrace the economic model on which he focused his campaign:

Narendra Modi thundered to victory on Friday in India’s election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives the Hindu nationalist and his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform.

Modi’s landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India’s stock markets and raucous celebrations at offices across the country of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), where supporters danced, let off fireworks and handed out sweets.

The BJP looked certain of a parliamentary majority, giving the 63-year-old former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which stalled in recent years.

Speaking to a sea of people dressed in the party’s official orange colors and chanting his name in his home state of Gujarat, Modi thanked the nation, and immediately addressed concerns his pro-Hindu leanings would sideline minorities.

“The age of divisive politics has ended, from today onwards the politics of uniting people will begin,” Modi said. “We want more strength for the wellbeing of the country … I see a glorious and prosperous India.”

Concerns about his Hindu nationalism could very well be warranted; Modi has been on the United States’ list of people disallowed from obtaining a visa since 2002, on suspicion that he didn’t do anything to stop rioting in his region that killed a thousand Muslims (an often unpopular minority in India), and the caste and identity politics with which Modi has a pretty sketchy reputation are still very much a thing in India.

Still, the WSJ editors are tentatively optimistic that Modi will bring back some of the economic reforms and open markets that gave India a taste of major growth in the 1990s and 2000s and put the country back on track:

In parliamentary elections that lasted five weeks and counted some 550 million ballots, Indians put their faith in a party promising economic opportunity and better governance over the traditional Indian formula of welfarism, patronage, corruption and hostility to foreign competition.

Mr. Modi will be the first Prime Minister to govern without a coalition in nearly 30 years, and he has a rare mandate to enact market-opening reforms that had stalled under the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Indian equities soared on the news, though there’s also a risk that he could attempt to implement a Chinese-style version of state capitalism on a country that lacks Chinese-style political controls.

Mr. Modi’s record offers reason for optimism. As governor for 13 years of Gujarat state, he was the archetypal energetic executive, forcing through approvals of new projects and welcoming foreign investment. Gujarat now accounts for 25% of India’s exports, and the poverty rate has plunged. As the son of a tea-seller, Mr. Modi also has a gut sense of the economic aspirations of ordinary Indians.


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Biggest democracy not as dumb as the rest of the once free world…

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Not necessarily good news for Christians in India.

paul1149 on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I still hate getting calls every week at work from India, Inc IT outsourcing companies wanting to export my job.

(they get quite agitated and even use profanity which gets hilarious in the way they mispronounce English when they realize they’ve been transferred TO the “inferior” American IT professional they want to get rid of instead of the CEO)

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I wonder how Pakistan views this development.

OldEnglish on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Turn it into one giant Quick-E-Mart. Thank you, vote again.

Flange on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I wonder how Pakistan views this development.

OldEnglish on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

That’s POCK-EE-STON. Learn how to pronounce it right!

/Barack “Corpse-Man” Obama

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I hope eventually our population will see the same thing if that happens before the police state kicks in. I know very little about India except it has generally been a prosperous democracy.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Strong on economics, noticeably weak on human rights.

Did India just elect its own Pinochet?

KingGold on May 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

In an outright rejection of the corruption, incompetence, inefficiency

…2016?…here?

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I hope eventually our population will see the same thing if that happens before the police state kicks in. I know very little about India except it has generally been a prosperous democracy.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I’m becoming less and less pro-business thanks to the antics of the Chamber of Commerce. I am a capitalist. Crony capitalism is just a form of fascism.

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Moochers, your Looters fruck you royally.

Wake up already and pitchfork them, politically. The looters from both political sides in the US exploit you. The lie to you, 24/7.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM

…2016?…here?

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Change needed, but not much hope. The pivot is out of kilter.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM

The Indians at work are thrilled with this guy. I didn’t know he was a Muzzie killer or I would’ve asked them about it. They’re a good bunch of guys and real good engineers.

8 weight on May 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Moochers, your Looters fruck you royally.

Wake up already and pitchfork them, politically. The looters from both political sides in the US exploit you. The lie to you, 24/7.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The “Day the EBT stopped working” is coming soon and cannot be stopped, REGARDLESS of who wins elections.

You can’t have a society made up of a majority of unproductive leeches bleeding a declining productive minority for long. And we’ve just about borrowed our limit.

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Concerns about his Hindu nationalism could very well be warranted; Modi has been on the United States’ list of people disallowed from obtaining a visa since 2002, on suspicion that he didn’t do anything to stop rioting in his region that killed a thousand Muslims (an often unpopular minority in India), and the caste and identity politics with which Modi has a pretty sketchy reputation are still very much a thing in India.

What’s with the CAIR talking points? Hindus have been on the front lines of jihad for generations. The Congress party’s hands off attitude towards radical Islam and the influx of Islamists from Pakistan was a huge factor in Modi’s landslide. Best wishes to Modi.

kingsmill on May 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Ed Bradley just won an election in India?

Theworldisnotenough on May 17, 2014 at 11:59 AM

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Heh! Even though they say resistance is futile, I will anyway!

OldEnglish on May 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Heh! Even though they say resistance is futile, I will anyway!

OldEnglish on May 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Resist, we MUCH!

I don’t care if the people in this country become 99% fascist. I will not give up the Republic.

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM

This needs Theme Music:

Obama on ACID? “Barack OBollywood”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA-451XMsuY

canopfor on May 17, 2014 at 12:03 PM

BREAKING NEWS

India general election, May 2014

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/india-general-election-may-2014/

canopfor on May 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM

So,…..the 1 % Percent is in charge,
according to the Lefty World Mind-View!!

Jus say’n!!

canopfor on May 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Concerns about his Hindu nationalism could very well be warranted; Modi has been on the United States’ list of people disallowed from obtaining a visa since 2002, on suspicion that he didn’t do anything to stop rioting in his region that killed a thousand Muslims (an often unpopular minority in India), and the caste and identity politics with which Modi has a pretty sketchy reputation are still very much a thing in India.

I am not concerned about Modi’s Hindu nationalism. I completely support it for India.

thuja on May 17, 2014 at 12:13 PM

This election result is more than just economics. Indians are sick and tired of being pushed around by Muslim Jihadist from Pakistan and the Chinese to the north.

This is especially true of China who has made all sorts of territorial claims in northern India and basically has been going out of their way to humiliate India the last few years in border incidents. India also fears that China is trying to box them in due to Chinese bases and military influence in places like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the South China Sea.

Modi is pro-free market, but he is also a hawk. He wants to expand India’s military spending for all services and has basically said that Jihadism (Pakistan), Maoism (Communism), and China are dangerous threats to India that must be stopped.

The days of India being soft are over, they are not going to be ordered around by anyone…including the U.S.

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Too bad that obama ruined the military US/Indian relationship, which took so hard to work out. obama ruins all things for the USA.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Concerns about his Hindu nationalism could very well be warranted; Modi has been on the United States’ list of people disallowed from obtaining a visa since 2002, on suspicion that he didn’t do anything to stop rioting in his region that killed a thousand Muslims (an often unpopular minority in India), and the caste and identity politics with which Modi has a pretty sketchy reputation are still very much a thing in India

…if it was Christians that died…JugEars would have FedEx-ed a visa in 2009!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Maybe Indians will stay in India and not want to work for Facebook.

redguy on May 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Ummm…that would be the Hindutva Party. Christians and Untouchables better move now.

Nuclear war in the subcontinent anyone?

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Maybe Indians will stay in India and not want to work for Facebook.

redguy on May 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Would you rather Facebook move to India?

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM

In the early 2000s..You will notice that Indians where a little annoyed at Muslims during that time.

Here is one example…from wikipedia…

The 2001 Indian Parliament attack was a high-profile attack on the Parliament of India, housing in New Delhi by Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. The attack led to the death of a dozen people, including one civilian and to increased tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in 2001-2002 India-Pakistan standoff.

Now ask yourself if that had been the U.S. Senate…well what am I saying…LOL…

Anyway the point is the Bush administration (mostly Powell) at the time lectured the Indians to show restraint and not go to war with Pakistan, because Bush was convinced Pakistan was an ally in our war against terrorism. Obama has continued that policy of telling the Indians not to fight back against Jihadism. You could see how this would get annoying after some time…

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want America to apologize, but we have to stop lecturing other nations who are being attack by Islamic fanatics to show restraint. This is really the case with our idiotic support of Pakistan through the years. Pakistan gets American money and weapons and you could also see how that might annoy the Indians.

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 12:54 PM

That’s POCK-EE-STON. Learn how to pronounce it right!

/Barack “Corpse-Man” Obama

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

As much as I think Obama is a disaster of a President, that’s actually how it’s pronounced. I have a lot of Pakistani friends, and that’s how they all pronounce it, and I don’t mind Obama trying to pronounce it based on the actual/original pronunciation.

Not necessarily good news for Christians in India.

paul1149 on May 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Yup. Congress Party was ineffective in many ways, but the one good thing was that Christians in India always felt safe under the rule of Congress. BJP has been historically very hostile towards Muslims and Christians. I’m keeping my Christians brothers and sisters out there in my prayers.

GOPRanknFile on May 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Maybe Indians will stay in India and not want to work for Facebook.

redguy on May 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

They could always work for Facebook in India.

DarkCurrent on May 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Yup. Congress Party was ineffective in many ways, but the one good thing was that Christians in India always felt safe under the rule of Congress. BJP has been historically very hostile towards Muslims and Christians. I’m keeping my Christians brothers and sisters out there in my prayers.

GOPRanknFile on May 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Compared to Pakistan’s treatment of Christians…

:)

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM

India’s Christians fear rise in persecution under BJP

CA Daniel, president of the National Congress of Indian Christians, made similar comments to ICC, saying Christians are “not safe” under BJP rule.

“There will be stringent rules and legislation restricting Christians and the exercise of the freedom of faith,” he said.

Dr John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council, recalled the scale of devastation perpetrated by Hindu radical mobs when they went on the rampage in Kandhamal, Odisha, and Mangalore, Karnataka, in 2007 and 2008 killing over 120 Christians and Dalits. Over 300 churches and more than 6,000 Christian homes were destroyed in the attacks.

“We will have to find out how we can tell the new government [about] our problems and fears, our expectations of a strong secular government, and hold it accountable for its misdeeds whenever it falters in giving [Christians] security and the freedom of faith,” he told ICC.

ICC’s regional manager William Stark said Christians in India were already experiencing restrictions on the free exercise of their faith.

“Forced conversion laws manipulated to attack Christian pastors and a climate of impunity for perpetrators of violence against Christians has been a hallmark of BJP rule at the state level,” he said.

“This must not be allowed to take hold in India’s national government. Positive action must be taken to ensure the rights of all of India’s citizens, including Christians, are respected and enforced.”

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Compared to Pakistan’s treatment of Christians…

:)

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM

We will see.

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

…I expected a picture of Joe Biden!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

We will see.

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Or China…:)

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Globalist Left hardest hit.

Punchenko on May 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM

What’s wrong with America, one of the royal/crooked clans.

Free yourselves already, from both sides.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Biggest democracy not as dumb as the rest of the once free world…

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM

This.

petefrt on May 17, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Modi has been on the United States’ list of people disallowed from obtaining a visa since 2002, on suspicion that he didn’t do anything to stop rioting in his region that killed a thousand Muslims

He was accused of that, but he was cleared of wrongdoing by the Indian courts. http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/12/26/court-clears-narendra-modi-in-riots-case/?mg=blogs-wsj&url=http%253A%252F%252Fblogs.wsj.com%252Findiarealtime%252F2013%252F12%252F26%252Fcourt-clears-narendra-modi-in-riots-case

J.S.K. on May 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Narendra Modi is a religious fundie nut. He’s rigidly hostile to most all minority faiths in India — Muslims, Christians, Jains and atheists — and wants to remake India into a Hindu state.

ZachV on May 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

This election result is more than just economics. Indians are sick and tired of being pushed around by Muslim Jihadist from Pakistan and the Chinese to the north.

This is especially true of China who has made all sorts of territorial claims in northern India and basically has been going out of their way to humiliate India the last few years in border incidents. India also fears that China is trying to box them in due to Chinese bases and military influence in places like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the South China Sea.

Modi is pro-free market, but he is also a hawk. He wants to expand India’s military spending for all services and has basically said that Jihadism (Pakistan), Maoism (Communism), and China are dangerous threats to India that must be stopped.

The days of India being soft are over, they are not going to be ordered around by anyone…including the U.S.

William Eaton on May 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

This sums up how I view the Indian elections.

It’s worth adding the US keeps cuddling up to India’s enemies when we should be working with India to help contain dangerous states like China and Pakistan.

Doomberg on May 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

It’s worth adding the US keeps cuddling up to India’s enemies when we should be working with India to help contain dangerous states like China and Pakistan.

Doomberg on May 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Yes. And if WH sees Modi as anti-Muslim, it’s all downhill from here for US-India relationship.

petefrt on May 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

We are, like, so totally toast.

WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Should be interesting to see what happens when an elected leader of a democracy doesn’t despise the majority of the electorate.

WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

We are, like, so totally toast.
WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Where did you THINK this is all supposed to be heading?

Cleombrotus on May 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Yes. And if WH sees Modi as anti-Muslim, it’s all downhill from here for US-India relationship.

petefrt on May 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The WH could easily push our friend India back into the arms of Russia.

thuja on May 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM

That seems good for them. When will the most pro of pro business nations ever conceived get back to pro business though?

anuts on May 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

anuts on May 17, 2014 at 3:50 PM

August 1923, and not one minute sooner.

WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 3:53 PM

August 1923, and not one minute sooner.
WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Silent Cal reference?

anuts on May 17, 2014 at 3:58 PM

yup

WryTrvllr on May 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Narendra Modi is a religious fundie nut. He’s rigidly hostile to most all minority faiths in India — Muslims, Christians, Jains and atheists — and wants to remake India into a Hindu state.

ZachV on May 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Sounds like someone’s got a major butthurt this afternoon. Good.

Eventually, Western liberals will have to come to terms with the fact that a majority of humans on this planet do not prescribe to their perverted ideology.

Masih ad-Dajjal on May 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Muslim women pray for Modi’s success. think people have tried to move on ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF3oQqoxico

What happened in 2002 was terrible but not unprecedented – you may want to do some research on the anti Sikh genocide of 1984 following the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

The Sikhs are an even smaller minority than Muslims and they were butchered on the streets of Delhi by party workers of the Indian National Congress. There was full support from the top most levels of Congress leadership including then PM Rajiv Gandhi who famously said ” When a big tree falls, the earth around it shakes”. Several leaders of Congress were directly involved in the rioting and instigation of mobs to go after Sikhs

Long story short, the INC cannot complain about 2002 unless it readily admits to its own role in 1984.

I don’t condone Modi for what he did in 2002 – this will be something that he will always have to bear. But there is such a thing as redemption and I sincerely hope that he works to redeem himself.

A last word – I thank him from the bottom of my heart for destroying that parasitic Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been the curse of India for the last 7 decades

nagee76 on May 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The WH could easily push our friend India back into the arms of Russia.

thuja on May 17, 2014 at 3:27 PM

It’ll probably happen, IMV. Cryin’ shame.

petefrt on May 17, 2014 at 4:12 PM

India’s most needed economic reform is to just get rid of the Raj, the bureaucratic structure that makes any growth difficult. It can take five years to get a permit to upgrade a piece of equipment in a factory, ten years to expand the factory even if you already own the surrounding property.

To build a new factory? Ten years is fast approval. There have been cases where the product the company wished to manufacture became obsolete before the factory to build it was approved to be built.

As you might expect, the Raj is a web of corruption as well. If you aren’t greasing palms all along the way, forget the permit even after years of waiting.

The fastest solution for India would to just hang all their bureaucrats and start over from scratch.

Come to think of it, that might be the best idea here, too.

Adjoran on May 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

A last word – I thank him from the bottom of my heart for destroying that parasitic Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been the curse of India for the last 7 decades

nagee76 on May 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

It wasn’t that hard of a job for Modi considering what a ridiculous weak candidate Rahul Gandhi was, they constantly mocked him in the press as ‘the dynastic candidate’ and the ‘princeling’, the worst though was his infamous interview with Goswami where he acted pathetically petulant, that pretty much put an end to his political career for now, hopefully fot good.

jimver on May 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Who cares about Indian economics? All I care about is that he is not one of the ass wipes such as George W. Bush who thinks that Islam is a “Religion of Peace”. Christians will be fine in India – they re not the ones committing terrorism.

Hilts on May 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

It’s worth adding the US keeps cuddling up to India’s enemies when we should be working with India to help contain dangerous states like China and Pakistan.

Doomberg on May 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Yes. And if WH sees Modi as anti-Muslim, it’s all downhill from here for US-India relationship.

petefrt on May 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

One more note, Modi is very pro-Israel, which will not sit well with O and his Left-Muslim fascist alliance. Actually Modi plans on visiting Israel (he did so in the past when he was Gujarat’s Chief Minister) which would make him the first Indian head of state to visit Israel. Large scale and long term cooperation in the making on agro tech, water management and pharmaceuticals, all of which Israel is a world leading expert and could help India tremendously. might even surpass China if they manage to feed their population.

jimver on May 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

The BJP is now the “Pro-Business” Party?

Good Lord, does Erika have any sort of background in international relations?

A party that actively supports the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, who want nothing more than to burn all Christians alive; a party whose financiers are deeply in bed with Hillary Clinton and helped fund her Senatorial campaign; a party who despite their Hindu nationalism, will gladly open up new business with Iran, particularly around LNG imports, to shun the West; a party that, at a local and regional level, seeks to subjugate women to second class status.

I’m not saying the Congress Party were a bunch of saints, but if you’re only takeaway from the BJP is that they’re ‘pro-business,’ clearly you didn’t spend much time learning about South and Southeast Asia in college.

Hostile Gospel on May 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Hostile Gospel on May 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Do you have any links for more info?

Murphy9 on May 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

That’s POCK-EE-STON. Learn how to pronounce it right!

/Barack “Corpse-Man” Obama

ConstantineXI on May 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

As much as I think Obama is a disaster of a President, that’s actually how it’s pronounced. I have a lot of Pakistani friends, and that’s how they all pronounce it, and I don’t mind Obama trying to pronounce it based on the actual/original pronunciation.

GOPRanknFile on May 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Except every language adopts foreign words to better fit its own phonemes. By Obama’s own “Pockeestahn” logic he should be pronouncing France “Frahnce,” Spain “España”, Germany “Deutschland” (that’s the “Austrian” word for it), etc. In Pakistan they pronounce our country “Ahm-REE-kah” and no one is telling them to change it to fit OUR original pronunciation.

DavidW on May 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Hostile Gospel on May 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Extremely concerning if true, but those are the kind of accusations you really need to back up with good evidence.

LawfulGood on May 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

We lived in India for a couple of years, 2006-2007. Muslims are often dirt-poor, but so are many Hindus. Christians are discriminated against and subjected to sporadic violence. These groups are both nervous about the BJP victory, surely. But it is a (to me) strange paradox that the BJP has indeed been the most consistently free-market party in India. They implemented changes the last time they held power, and now with a larger mandate can be expected to make big changes. If they do, all groups will benefit, and especially the bottom economic classes. Modi has distanced himself from the RSS extremists and has said he will work to open up India’s economic potential. If he sticks to this line, he could be a big success.

The caste system, with thousands of years of history, and the baksheesh (corruption), likewise, will take a long, long time to dismantle. Any steps in the right direction are to be welcomed.

So along with the WSJ and many Indians in the U.S., I’m cautiously optimistic.

tarheelkate on May 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM

That soft thump sound you heard is the trivial few in Dear Liar, King Putt’s Administration who have a fleeting clue, pinching a loaf in their collective shorts.
Perhaps InnJha might alter their Socialist course?
And we will just sit an watch because President Present, The Downgrade Times Two has absolutely NO relationship(s) with India.
The 57 State CorpseMan is not trusted AT ALL in Pawk-Eese-Stahnne.
Just ask Joke Biden … he’ll tell ya.

Missilengr on May 19, 2014 at 1:23 PM