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Yeah. Bear in mind, though, that red and blue are reversed here. The reds are our commie sympathisers, while the blues are are lassy fair free market loons.

So, we moved the the right, although the US' 'left' is still way over the horizon from us.

OTOH, like the US and a lot of other places, NZ voted for change.

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Very weird, as NZ is a curse word for the political left and other assorted besserwissers in Finland, but in most countries where French revolution and subsequent events have shaped political history, red color is indeed associated with communist or socialist parties.

Finland has a center-right coalition government, as does Sweden, actually majority of European countries are not "red" currently, most notable counterexample being Great Britain, which is ruled by Gordon Brown's Labour.

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Since the world has caught "Barack" fever, every politician is trying to get into the act.

We have just started a provincial election in Quebec and all three party leaders are trying to portray themselves as Quebec's equivalent to Barack Obama...much to the amusement of local cartoonists...

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why?, it pokes fun at the white politicians trying to portray themselves as mini Obamas.

But it misses the point that what Obama was selling about himself was not his blackness, but the attitude of change he would bring to DC.

It's a complicated mix of things to grasp, I grant you. That this racial element of the "Obama phenomenon" is what is being seized upon by these cartoonists, is itself indicative of the ways local issues and perspectives warp and alter the perception of what is happening elsewhere.

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But it misses the point that what Obama was selling about himself was not his blackness, but the attitude of change he would bring to DC.

It's a complicated mix of things to grasp, I grant you. That this racial element of the "Obama phenomenon" is what is being seized upon by these cartoonists, is itself indicative of the ways local issues and perspectives warp and alter the perception of what is happening elsewhere.

Unless you consider it a reference to oldy goldy 'blackface' jazz musicians, in which case it suggests that some Quebecian politician trying to capitalize on a whim of political fashion by using Obamasque language is just as credible as Vanilla Ice smearing black shoe polish to his face in order to make himself a good rapper.

Well, maybe my interpretation misses it completely, but at least it gives a wonderful excuse for this:

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