Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum

Welcome to the original English language Poland and Polish discussion group board. This message forum is a place where English-speaking Poles, foreigners (expats) living in Poland, and anyone with a genuine interest in Poland can discuss and read the views of others concerning Poland. Subjects include: Polish news and current affairs; Life in Poland; politics; genealogy research; Polish culture and history; advice and tips on visiting Poland; Polish property and investment issues. The aim of our group is to increase awareness of wonderful Poland using the English language and allow and foster the honest debate and exchange of opinions on anything vaguely related to Poland and Polish - positive, negative and/or neutral! To state the obvious: all opinions and views expressed on this site are solely those of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of anyone else! Messages consisting of ads will be deleted.

Links:  Poland Directory; Polish Language Forum; Factbook Poland; Photographs of Poland; Polish TranslationA Town in Poland; Map

Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum
Start a New Topic 
Author
Comment
Kaczynski campaigns in the US

25th September 2007

President Lech Kaczynski on the campaign trail in the US



President Lech Kaczynski officially travelled to the USA in order to take part in a debate concerning global climate change, however this event took only a small portion of the time spent there.

The President spent most of the time meeting with Poles living in the US and trying to convince them to vote in support of Law and Justice (PiS). He was yesterday greeted by Poles living in New York, where the President visited Greenpoint. He tried to show his neutrality stating that "as the President I cannot give any advice to anyone," however he later said "what happened in Poland during the past two years should be continued." Nelly Rokita, who is running in the elections as a Law and Justice candidate was also present. Today Lech Kaczy�ski is to meet with Poles in Chicago, and in order to attract as many people as possible, his visit will be accompanied by performances by Justyna Steczkowska, Jan Pietrzak and Andrzej Piasek Piaseczny.

Re: Kaczynski campaigns in the US

at the Polish taxpayer's expense ...

Re: Kaczynski campaigns in the US

Many Poles who are American citizens and have lived in the US for 20+ years maintain their Polish citizenship and thus the right to vote. Many more have petitioned for Polish citizenship only recently to buy property or invest in Poland. In a close election every vote counts.

With Walesa now campaigning for PO, PiS isn’t going to be as competitive as last time (in the US anyway). Walesa is still a rock star in the States.

Young Brzezinski is also close with Sikorski. They control the educated, moneyed vote.

All the villagers working construction in Chicago will come out for PiS, again.

Re: Kaczynski campaigns in the US

Hmmm, daft peasants don't like being insulted by metro types. Honestly, don't the clod-hoppers know what's good for them?

Perhaps if the campaign could be brought out of the gutter level. Perhaps if we could talk progress, social issues, tax, healthcare, pensions instead of this barren "us/them" "town/country" "backward/progressive""PolandA/Poland B" Kulturkampf ...

Nah! Us intellectuals and metropolitanistas must behave like dziady 'n tell the hicks they're a bunch of primitive hill-billies!

Re: Kaczynski campaigns in the US

"Perhaps if the campaign could be brought out of the gutter level. Perhaps if we could talk progress, social issues, tax, healthcare, pensions instead of this barren "us/them" "town/country" "backward/progressive""PolandA/Poland B" Kulturkampf ..."

Elections are not won by spirited, intellectual debates...PiS created these divisons. Us - the "real Poles" and them - "masonic German lovers".

I got line from RadioMaryja btw. Sometimes I listen for my own personal amusement.

Re: Kaczynski campaigns in the US

I wonder how the Polish diaspora in UK (the new arrivals, not the people who've been there years) will affect the vote.

Those who are picking fruit, the village people, live & work too far from a Polish consulate, so PiS might really suffer. The educated people working in or near London/Edinburgh might just deliver a few votes to PO.