The USB will have candidates for mayor in all of Bucharest’s six sectors in next year’s local elections, as well as running a candidate for the general mayor’s office (probably Dan himself). The party will also submit candidates for election to the seven local councils.
Not everyone is happy, however. Apparently, Dan is in the pay of George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist who is something of a bogeyman for many idiots on both the far-right and far-left of Romanian politics.
Quite why we don’t know. Maybe it’s the fact that Soros escaped both the Nazis and the communists, made a fortune and then financed the anti-apartheid movement, numerous anti-communist organisations including Charter ’77 and Solidarity, set up Open Society NGOs in tens of countries around the world (including Romania) in order to promote democracy and encourage the freedom of trade, capital, the free movement of people and the tolerance of new ideas and different modes of thinking.
Soros apparently spends as much as €600 million per year on such worthy causes, and it’s worth noting that his organisations are banned in Russia, Turkmenistan, Belarus and other such delightful places.
We should at this stage point out for any idiots reading that neither Dan nor the USB are financed by Soros. Indeed, would that they were! They might not be perennially short of funds.
Anyway, here are a few of our favourite comments from Dan’s Facebook page, posted by those who have convinced themselves that Soros is Romania’s greatest enemy and that Nicusor Dan is his loyal servant. Those of us who support Dan have merely been manipulated. Some of these comments are nasty, while others are just utterly stupid and cretinous. A couple of the replies from people who can actually think for themselves are very good.
The top one in the next screen cap is perhaps our favourite. Translation: ‘What does Bucharest need to be saved from?’