Not sure what one would expect from Donald Tusk, given his slimy past.

Not sure what one would expect from Donald Tusk, given his slimy past.

Not sure what one would expect from Donald Tusk, given his slimy past.

 

Nevertheless, this is who the EPP Party freely chose as their leader, knowing his past and his bitter hatred towards Viktor Orban and the PiS of Poland.  They obviously chose him for a reason and will have to live with the consequences.

 

However, that does not mean Fidesz of Hungary has to live with Tusk.  The EPP party has dramatically changed and no longer has a true identity, besides expanding the scope of Brussels and their own influence, even if this means working with Socialists, Greens and Verhofstadt federalists. (They disdain Salvini as well.)

 

There is just not much quality left in the EPP, with the exception of Slovenia’s Janas (maybe we are overlooking a party but the pickings are still slim; French conservatives are weak too).

 

The Fidesz Party is free to leave and would have plenty of others in the ECR Group (national conservatives who actually defend the integrity of the nation state) waiting to welcome them with open arms, including the PiS, Meloni of Italy and VOX of Spain, to name a few.

 

This sounds much better than Angela Merkel, Manfred Weber, Roberta Metsola and Donald Tusk. Yes, they are the majority party but they have been for awhile…but what is that worth given the dismal results over the last five years, unless one counts the Juncker and von der Leyen Commissions as successes. 😬

 

This is obviously an unhealthy situation (neither seems to want to blink first) but the drama has gone on for too long.

 

With Donald Tusk at the helm, the EPP is not changing and neither is Hungary.  It’s time to just get on with the split.

 

Change is healthy and often needed at times in order to move forward.